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Chinese stuntman Li Xin balancing his head on top of a nail

Updated: 2011-12-07
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Hitting the nail on the head: Li Xin balances upside down on a spike at a stunt event in China. The full weight of his 10st7lbs body bears down on the spike, putting intense pressure on his skull
 
Impressive: 47-year-old Li can hold the pose with his legs up against a bar for more than 10 seconds - far longer than most people would be able to do a simple headstand
 
Ouch: Li leans forward to show the indentation that the spike leaves on his skull. He has spent more than 20 years perfecting his craft
 
If you think your job gives you a headache, spare a thought for stuntman Li Xin.

The 47-year-old spends his days balancing on his head - on top of a spike.

The full weight of his 10st 7lb body (66kg) bears down on the spike, putting intense pressure on his skull.
 
Li, from China, has been practising the stunt for more than 20 years.

He can hold the pose with his legs up against a bar for more than 10 seconds - far longer than most people would be able to do a simple headstand.

And he is left with just a small indentation on his head afterwards.

He was photographed showing off his skills at an event in Nanning, China.
 
The so-called "nail" actually has a wider-than-usual tip to give Xin more surface area to balance on, but to be honest, we'll forgive him that - if only because just doing a handstand is hard enough for most people.

Xin's performance was part of Nanning's "Ethnic Games", held in South China's autonomous Guangxi Zhuang region every year, which sees daredevils and endurance experts like Xin show off their skills to the world.
 
Li Xin also does stomach work.
 
 
SOURCE: Daily Mail
 
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