Tuesday, 18. June 2013
13. 10. 12. - 19:00
Kung fu master Zheng Zhenyong shows he's a real tough nut - after conditioning his head to endure any sort of pain.
Zheng - from Shenzhen, Guangdong province, southern China - has studied Tai Chi for 37 years and has spent thousands of hours balancing on his head.
Now he's so skilled he can balance upside down with his skull resting on a bed of nails.
"I train by headbutting concrete pillars and friends hit me with weights, but I don't feel it any more," explained Zheng, 54.
"I have learned how to absorb the pain and use it to endure," he added.
Experts estimate that the constant pounding has thickened Zheng's skull.
"We had a typhoon here a few years ago and some stones were flying through the air. When they hit me on the forehead they smashed into dust," he claimed.
Now Zheng is set to seal an international reputation as a tough nut with a bid at a Guinness World Record.
"It's my dream to be recognised internationally," he said.
Red Light Process starts again in Vienna
The so-called "Red Light Process" is being continued in the regional court in Vienna today.
Gay pride in the sunshine
More than 150,000 people took part in the 18th edition of the Vienna gay pride parade this weekend.
Registration for Vienna Childrens Uni now open
The children’s university (Kinderuni Wien) from July 8 to 20 will offer a variety of seminars, presentations and workshops.
Father saves his son from pool
A three-year-old who almost drowned in a pool accident in Waidhofen an der Thaya (Lower-Austria) was narrowly saved by his father.
Industrial carrier worth 250.000 Euro stolen
There are still no signs of the thieves who stole steel girders from a company plant site in Holzhausen, Wels-Land, Upper-Austria.
No valid sentence in the Doctor Adelsmayr case
The Upper-Austrian doctor who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Dubai in October last year is safe in Austria.
Vienna Jazz Fest kicks off today
Vienna’s Jazz Fest starts today with Bobby McFerrin, best known for his song "Don’t worry, be happy".
1,500 at Schönbrunn Zoo run
Over 1,000 runners in fancy dress took part in the second edition of the Schönbrunn Zoo run in Vienna on Tuesday.
Tschernobyl: host families urgently needed
Austrian families are being sought to host children from Belarus who urgently need to get away to recover from the consequences of the Tschernobyl radiation 27 years ago.
Austrian Red Cross seeks blood donors
The Austrian Red Cross has kicked off a new campaign today (Friday) to encourage more people to donate blood for World Blood Donor Day.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Sex Record Bid With 100,000 men|
|Flights to France cancelled due to Europe-wide protest|
|Fly Niki plane loses part of its panelling|
|Training plan for redundant Swarovski employees|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.