Man Pulls 200-Ton Boat to Shore With Just His Finger

While many of us use the middle finger to flip the bird whenever we’re annoyed, one man from Georgia is putting it to much better use: to write history.
Giorgi Rostomashvili pulls 200-ton boat to shore using only his finger 11 photos
Photo: YouTube / EuroNews
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World, meet our modern-day Superman. He doesn’t fly but he is incredibly strong – so strong that he became the man who pulled the heaviest sea boat to shore with just his finger. Who needs engines and a crew when you have this man?

EuroNews reports that Giorgi Rostomashvili was able to pull the 200-ton Tamara 2 to shore for about 5 meters with just his finger. The video available at the bottom of the page is of his impressive feat, though it doesn’t show it from the start.

“Ocean tug Tamara 2 floated 5 meters towards the shore moved solely with Rostomashvili’s efforts,” the publication says. “The Georgian Records Federation jury confirmed a record for heaviest boat pulled with a finger. The Federation's representative said they soon plan to get in touch with the Guinness Book of World Records.”

Of course, Giorgi is no regular Joe. He is a competitive strongman and a weightlifter, so a lot of training must have gone into his training, which allowed him to pull off this impressive feat. Expect to hear more about it once he makes into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Speaking of records, another impressive one was set this month, when a 50-year-old extreme athlete from Spain was able to paddleboard from California to Hawaii all on his own. He had no companion ship carrying provisions and, most importantly, no motor to assist him on the 76-day journey across the ocean.

The Spaniard will soon take on his next challenge, which will take place on land, somewhere cold, he says. We’ll see what Giorgi has planned for the future but, until then, here he is pulling a giant sea boat to shore.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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