Monday, 20. May 2013 - 06:05
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.
Croatian companies consider to move their production towards east
Some of the biggest Croatian companies could move their production out of the EU when the country joins the European Union on 1 July.
Eliademy spreads to Croatia from next week
Finland based global company Eliademy will launch their project in Croatia starting from next week.
EBRD supports Croatian pharmaceutical packaging producer
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will support Croatian pharmaceutical packaging producer Piramida with 3.6 million Euro.
Germany ratifies Croatian agreement to join EU
Germany has been the last EU country to ratify Croatian agreement to join the European Union.
Smoker ends up in flames
Doctors in Croatia are fighting for the life of a peasant that tried to light up a cigarette when pouring fuel into his chainsaw.
Wimbledon semi-finalist Mario Ancic becomes American basketball league official
Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Mario Ancic has turned to basketball.
Tottenham offers 5 million pounds for Ante Rebic
English Premiership side Tottenham have placed a bid to sign talented Croatian forward Ante Rebic.
Ivan Turina to get a street in Stockholm
Late Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina could get a street in Swedish capital Stockholm named after him.
Croat does not sleep for 13 years
Izidor Hojsak, 78, from the northern village of Bednja said he used to suffer from bladder cancer in 2000 and since then has not been able to sleep.
Zrinka Cvitesic delighted with her performance in Londons West End
Croatian actress Zrinka Cvitesic is delighted with her role in the musical Once at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Croatia Airlines workers go on strike|
|Oliver Stone talking iz Zagreb about possible French Revolution in United States|
|Croatia to support Serbia, ambassador says|
|Croat does not sleep for 13 years|
|Occupy Croatia collects used mobile phones for Government|