Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Chinese Man Blows Out Candles From Nearly 10 Feet Away. With His Fists.

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Apparently 23-year-old Zhang Feng, of Zhengzhou, China, can generate enough force with his punches to blow out candles that have been placed three meters (or nearly 10 feet) away.

The video even features the Chinese journalists who were there to watch the feat giving their best shot at replicating his fists of fury, though they wound up unsuccessful.

From Oddity Central:

Feng says he has been practicing the art of air punching for the last eight years, after doing some online research. He found that the form of “Shaolin Sunshine Hand” was the easiest one among the 72 Matchless Skills of Shaolin, so he started practicing it. At first, he only managed to put out candles just 3 cm away, but as time passed and his skills improved, he was able to extinguish a flame up to 3 meters away. But during these 8 years of training he used up more candles and lighters than he can remember, and at one point his family got so worried about his obsession that they forbade him from practicing. He continued to do it in secret, and although his family didn’t support his efforts, they stopped opposing him after a while, as long as he didn’t injure himself or set the house on fire.

That's true familial support right there.

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