If you were a Viking, what would you do for fun? Would you decapitate your victims? Would you drink until you passed out? Would you carry heavy shit all over the place for no apparent reason to prove to all others that you are more bad ass than them? Well, if you answered yes to that last question, you’re probably a Viking and most likely have competed in the World’s Strongest Man competition.
Every summer I watch this competition and am amazed at half the feats these gents pull off. Pick up a car? Sure, why the hell not. Pull a bus with your bare hands? Piece of cake. Throw a keg over a 20-foot barrier? OK. You get the drift.
The best part about the World’s Strongest Man competition is that pretty much all the contestants are Vikings. Need proof? Here’s some of the line up:
Resident bad ass. Been said to kill with his eyes and/or massive pecks.
One crazy Norwegian. Reportedly drop kicked this sphere into a crowd of orphans after the event was complete.
Magnús Ver Magnússon
Pulls airplanes during the day and feeds on sorority slores at night.
Jón Páll Sigmarsson
A happy man. This is his reaction after impregnating his wife while standing 13 feet away.
You get the point.
I invite you to tune in this summer and watch this spectacle. It’s amazing and will give you an idea of what a true present day Viking can do.
Just thank God that they can’t unionize.