Child Abuse? ‘World Record’ Strongest 5-Year-Old

The LONDON DAILY MAIL has the story of 5-year-old Giuliano Stroe, who The Guinness Book of Records is pimping with this:

The exceptional pre-schooler performed the fastest ever 10m hand walk with a weight ball between his legs to the delight of the studio audience.

Guiliano Stroe

The kid performed the random act on Italian (freakshow) TV, and has now been “entered” into the Guinness Book. Of course, the kid set no real record, Guinness just made something up as an excuse to pimp the kid, creating buzz for its tired publication.

Giuliano Stroe will someday end up…

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Stroe’s YouTube videos have since gone viral, with over 4M views.

You’ll be shocked to find out I’m sure that the child is from Romania, and that his father Iulian has been ‘training’ him since he was two.

He added there is no danger of the youngster harming himself, saying: ‘I have been training hard all my life myself: ‘He is never allowed to practice on his own, he is only a child and if he gets tired we go and play.’

Reminds me a little of those scenes from Conan The Barbarian where they’ve got Arnold tethered to the human windmill, going around in circles with the horses.

Okay, a little melodramatic. But it’s nice to see the Guinness Book folks bringing back the freakshow. Next stop: Guiliano performing 12 times daily on the Coney Island boardwalk, right next to Steve Phillips’ girlfriend, the bearded lady.