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GAME OF THRONES’ The Mountain Throws a Washing Machine to Try for a Guinness World Record

One would think that being cast in one of the world’s most popular shows would be enough for some people, but not if you are Game of Thrones star Hafþór Björnsson. The man we know as “The Mountain” is also out to prove he is one of the planet’s strongest living humans.

Reported by Vulture, the above video shows Björnsson on the Italian version of the Guinness World Records TV show, where he attempts to throw a 46kg (approximately 101.5lbs) washing machine farther than fellow competitors, strongman Zydrunas Savickas.

Each man had two attempts, and when all as said and done, Björnsson had to settle for second place. Even though Björnsson didn’t pull out the victory, let’s ask Savickas how many fights to the death he has won, or how many times he’s come back from the dead. (Note: I have just been informed that those things happened to Björnsson’s character on the show, not Björnsson himself. You know what? It’s still cool.)

It is still surreal to me to see Björnsson with a smile on his face–you don’t get to see it that much on Game of Thrones. Well, unless he is crushing a favorite character’s skull with his bare hands. He seems pretty happy then.

Many actors have passions outside of their jobs, but Björnsson’s helps him stay in prime shape for terrorizing his enemies throughout Westeros. Imagine how much HBO saves on personal trainers. You can check out more world record breaking attempts on Guinness’ YouTube channel here.

So what do you think? Now that we know he didn’t break the world record, can you take Björnsson in a fight? Let me know how much the answer is “no” on Twitter or down in the comments below.

Image: Guinness World Records/YouTube

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