Longest Tram-pulling stunt
24] Budapest - Hungarian strongman on Arpad Nick on Wednesday pulled
a 70-ton tram more than 50 metres through Budapest, a feat that
may have broken the current world record.
Hungarian strongman Arpad Nick pulls a 70-ton tram with his teeth
here to enlarge)
Nick pulled the Siemens Combino tram on the request
of the Budapest Transport Company, who wished to further publicise
the Combino trams, which have caused problems since being brought
into service last year.
Istvan Sebestyen, responsible for registering records in Hungary,
observed the attempt told MTI news agency that 'in all probability
Nick has broken the world record.' The strongman only received the
invite last Friday, but still took up the challenge.
The strongman only received the invite last Friday,
but still took up the challenge.
'It was a spontaneous record attempt - most times
I take a few months to prepare for such work,' the 54-year-old told
MTI, adding that he was not preparing to break any more world records
due to tiredness.
Over 100 children from the Children's House primary
school, attended mainly by special needs children, also managed
to pull the tram, although they needed a little help from the driver.