Whatever you don’t, don’t try this at home. You’re not Spiderman. You’re not even Spiderboy.
A 13-year-old Palestinian boy named Mohammed al-Sheikh has just officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records for physical contortions that will make you ache — not in a good way — just looking at them.
Officially, he broke the record for the most full body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute, according to AFP.
The achievement fulfills a life-long dream for the boy, who is growing up in war-torn Gaza, one of the dangerous places in the world. He applied to Guinness last year via video post, reports the The Sun of London.
Mohammed’s talent emerged just after a devastating war in Gaza with Israel that left over 2,000 Palestinians dead in 2014. But he didn’t let that deter him from his long-held goal of getting the Guinness record. Somehow, he managed to continue his training and got on the TV show ‘Arabs Got Talent’ in Lebanon, where his body-bending act won 14 million votes.
According to his trainer, he smashed the previous record of 38 laps.
Mohammed is only 4-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs under 70lbs. That may give him flexibility but it’s his strength in such a small frame that amazes experts.
His coach, Mohammed Loubbad, says that now that he has achieved one record, the pair are hungry for more.
“We are preparing another three record attempts,” said Loubbad, who has been working with Sheikh for three years. “He has received invitations to competitions and shows in several countries,” he told The Sun.