Lifestyle • 23 Dec, 2016
GIANG BROTHERS BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR HEAD-TO-HEAD STAIR CLIMB
Yes, that is a thing…
If this hasn’t made it into your news feed today, it’s time to think about where you’re getting your information. A well-known Vietnamese circus-performing duo known as the Giang Brothers, who are indeed related, Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep, have just smashed an unusual world record for climbing stairs while balanced head-to-head. That’s right, my head on top of your head, siamese conjoined-twin style. Taking place on the picturesque steps of the Cathedral of Girona in Spain, well-known for its multiple appearances in The Game of Thrones, the athletic brothers managed to take the 90 steps to the top in 52 seconds, easily surpassing the 25 achieved in 60 seconds by Chinese pair Tang Tao and Su Zengxian in September 2014 - not that getting one over the Chinese gives us any pleasure...
Far from being one-trick pony’s though, the boys have been dominating the circus world for years, and are famous for their internationally awarded performance of “Suc Manh Doi Tay” (The Strength of the Arms). Well done boys! We’re impressed. Please send us your workout plan - we have some Saigon Soul Pool Parties to attend, and as they say; “Sun’s Out Gun’s Out”.
Words by JA