Published On: Fri, Jan 25th, 2013

Meet Wang Xianxiang, China’s eyelid weightlifter, disturbing photos a bonus

Wang chinese man eyelid weightlifting photoWang Xianxiang has entertained local migrant workers at a provincial festival near his hometown of Liuyang  and now makes worldwide headlines starting on Saturday.

NBC reported on Tuesday thathe 42-year-old fireworks maker from the central Chinese province of Hunan was photographed last weekend performing his signature trick: Suspending two water buckets with a combined weight of 9 pounds on plastic hangers hooked to his eyelids for a minute.

“When I first started it was extremely painful,” Wang told NBC News about his unique talent, “but after a lot of practice it’s just uncomfortable today.”

He has been doing his eyelid trick for five to six years and started doing it purely out of boredom. Xianxiang increased the weight on his eyelids, that is “training,” practicing for 30 minutes each morning and two hours at night.

When asked what his aspirations for the future were, Wang kept it simple. “I can currently hold 4.5 pounds on each eyelid, I’d like to push that to 11 pounds per eyelid.”

Chinese man eyelid weightlifting photo

Photos made available through the Chinese Daily

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