Stuntman Li Xin Balances on His Head on Top of a SPIKE
Many of us think that our job is a big headache, but it’s not for the 47 year old Li Xin from Chi...
Many of us think that our job is a big headache, but it’s not for the 47 year old Li Xin from China who spends his whole day practicing to balance his head on a spike and he has been doing this from last 20 years.
Putting his hands out to the side, he balanced all his 66kg (107lb) body weight, putting intense pressure on his skull.
The full weight of his 10st 7lb body (66kg) bears down on the spike, putting intense pressure on his skull.
Li, from China, has been practising the stunt for more than 20 years.
He can hold the pose with his legs up against a bar for more than 10 seconds - far longer than most people would be able to do a simple headstand.
And he is left with just a small indentation on his head afterwards.
He was photographed showing off his skills at an event in Nanning, China.
The so-called "nail" actually has a wider-than-usual tip to give Xin more surface area to balance on, but to be honest, we'll forgive him that - if only because just doing a handstand is hard enough for most people.
Xin's performance was part of Nanning's "Ethnic Games", held in South China's autonomous Guangxi Zhuang region every year, which sees daredevils and endurance experts like Xin show off their skills to the world.