USA resident Bill Clark has created a new Guinness World Record. The professional strongman and former weightlifting champion successfully tore apart 29 metal car license plates with bare hands in just one minute. He previously held the record of tearing 23 license plates in a minute.
He achieved the record during a show at Rumble Ponies stadium. In his Facebook Live show, which was viewed by many people, he ripped the license plates into half. The record was to honour the frontline workers who worked hard during the current pandemic. He also aimed to raise money through Make-a-Wish.
For the record, the car number plates used By Bill Clark were not tempered or cut in any way. You can watch the video of the show, shared by Guinness World Records, on the given link:
In the video, one can see Clark receiving the number plates one by one, which he breaks into half by twisting them with his hands. Talking to the Records, Clark said that he took up the task specifically to raise the money for charity. “The truth is when Guinness contacted me, I really didn't want to do it. But with the charities and everything else I decided it would be a good thing to do,” he explained.
Clark loved weightlifting since he was a child. For him, it was a way to deal with stress. In his career so far, the weightlifting champion has won the US National and World Powerlifting Championship.
He added, “I'm so honored to be surrounded by such incredible people. When you're able to get to the top of the mountain in your field it's your responsibility to reach down and help people out.”
His earlier record was set two years back on August 22, 2018.