In Chongqing, China, a Chinese man has broken the Guinness World Record after balancing 23 wooden benches on just his teeth.

The 30-year-old daredevil has had a lot of practice, as he has been balancing objects on his mouth since he was a child.

One of his earliest acts, dating back to when he was 8 years old, was a “lion dance” he performed in front of villagers to earn money for his family.

Hongxiao Li successfully balanced 23 benches on his teeth for 11 seconds before a stupefied audience in the Dazu district of southwest China.

This accomplishment has come after 12 years of hard work and dedication.

It was in the year 2000 that he began his dangerous balancing act, including holding up bamboo poles, ladders and benches with his teeth.

He has paid a price for his passion, however. The first time he attempted to balance 12 benches, Li received 18 stitches in his lower lip.

Each bench is 1 meter long (a little more than 3 feet) and weighs 3 kg (6.6 pounds).

The combined weight on his teeth comes to a painful 69 kg (152 pounds), which is incredible when once considers that his own body weight totals only 75 kg (165 pounds).

Li broke the Guinness World Record, which was set at 14 benches, and the China-based Jinisi World Record Office issued a certificate and presented it to him at the scene.

To each his own, but…Ouch!!

Check out the video below depicting an unusual balancing act with a motorcycle.




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