Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Famed Strongman and Vegetarian is gone

A famed strongman died yesterday after being hit by a van.

At a Mighty 104, Gone While Still Going Strong
"Joe Rollino once lifted 475 pounds. He used neither his arms nor his legs but, reportedly, his teeth. With just one finger he raised up 635 pounds; with his back he moved 3,200. He bit down on quarters to bend them with his thumb."
The New York Times, by MANNY FERNANDEZ and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

Joe was also a professional boxer.  A more complete profile of this amazing man from his 103rd birthday.

Joe was a vegetarian his entire life.  So much for any suggestion that eating meat is needed to be either strong or tough.

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