Avid watchers of Game Of Thrones will always remember that pivotal moment in the show when Ser Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. "The Mountain," crushed the head of fan favorite Oberyn Martell. It was a scene so shocking that even fans who had read the book beforehand were surprised at the ferocity of what happened.
But of course, none of that would be possible without the menace brought by actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who with his massive frame was able to perfectly portray the frightening knight on the small screen. And it looks like Björnsson maybe actually be stronger than the fictional character he plays: according to IronMind, he has gone on to smash a 1,000-year-old Viking weightlifting record.
The record is described in the Icelandic Saga book, which tells of how a Viking by the name of Orm Storulfsson walked three steps while carrying a monster log weighing 650 kg that was also ten meters long.
Björnsson was able to walk five steps while carrying a log of the same size!
“Well, today my friends, I made history!” Björnsson said.
He is setting his sights on being named "The World's Strongest Man" next-- a feat he most probably will achieve!