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Michael van der Galien

It Takes a Lot to Kill a Strong Man

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Posted on January 14 2010 8:30 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Pound for pound, Joe Rollino was one of the strongest men who ever lived. Five-foot five inches tall, weighing between 125 and 150 for most of his life, he set records for all sorts of muscular feats: lifted 475 pounds with his teeth, 635 pounds with a single finger, and a whopping 3,200 pounds with his back. He had a varied career as a boxer, longshoreman, and performer at Coney Island…

But alas, death must come to all, whether weak or strong—and so it came to Joe Rollino, at age 104. But not in the way you might expect.

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