Zhao Rui, a 24-year-old monk from the Shaolin Monastery, performs a series of increasingly painful (and increasingly batshit crazy) (and increasingly hard to watch) feats of strength for the German video news service Ruptly. Feats include taking a drill to the head (!!!), pulling a van using a saw yoked to his neck (!!!) and getting seriously pounded on some spikes (!!!). Not sure why he wanted to do these things, but better him than me, that’s what I say. Better him than me. (via Laughing Squid)
And in case you missed it: Here’s a monk calmly mediating in a pot of boiling oil over a roaring fire. (via Oddity Central)
Fuckin’ monks, man. What is UP with them?