Game Of Thrones’ The Mountain Beat Another World Record
When we last saw The Mountain on the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones, he was torturing the ‘Shame Nun’, a.k.a. Septa Unella, as she screamed in pure, ear-splitting agony. If that’s not enough reason to never cross Queen Cersei (Lena Headey), then I don’t know what is. (Daenerys better bring her A-game.)
While on hiatus from filming Game of Thrones—because Winter still isn’t quite here yet—actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays the formidable Mountain, is being a complete badass and throwing super heavy objects high in the air like they’re pillows. On Monday, Björnsson participated in the 2016 World’s Strongest Man competition in Botswana and beat the world record for the keg toss, throwing a 33-pound keg about 7.15 meters, or just over 23 feet. We’re putting the Olympics on hold for a sec.
The best part? The competitor Björnsson beat for this world record was, well, himself—and the record he set last year. Yep, there’s zero hope for the ‘Shame Nun’ after witnessing this athletic achievement. Move over, Sally Field: It looks like there’s gonna be a new flying nun soon.