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Game of Thrones’ The Mountain Wears VW Beetle in Strongest Man Competition

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Probably the best way to describe Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (that “þ” letter is pronounced like “th”) is as a mountain of muscle. The reason this description is so good is because this 6-foot-9, 400-pound strongman, actor, and former professional basketball player is best known in the USA as Gregor Clegane from Game of Thrones, better known as “The Mountain.”

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This guy, wielding a sword the size of most people one-handed
Image: HBO

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On his resume, in addition to that impressive and intimidating list, Björnsson can now add “wearing Volkswagen Beetles like a sport jacket” under “Skills,” because he is now the winner of the 2015 Europe’s Strongest Man competition.

Bjornsson Beetle Lift

Bjornsson’s Beetle Walk: Eat your heart out Fred Flintstone.

Pay special attention around the 1:24 mark, when Björnsson just dons a mode of transportation like a stiff tutu and walks away. Pro tip: try to ignore the man with the microphone waving it around like he’s going to get spectators more pumped than a man walking around wearing a car.

Beyond the amazing feats of strength, it boggles the mind to try to image Björnsson playing basketball—the ball would look like a child’s toy. You can almost see the poor defender running away as that mighty behemoth powered down the court.

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Also, we would like to give an appreciative slow clap to the commenter on Jalopnik that said, “Ok, so he can smash Beetles[…]Could he handle a Viper?”

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  • Zachary Berry

    Just don’t let him near any Dodge Vipers 😉