Video Of The Week - Shaolin Monk Pierces Glass With A Needle!

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Those of you familiar with martial arts, know how powerful it can be - Therefore, you will not be surprised to see this Shaolin monk pierce a piece of glass with an ordinary sewing needle.

The fun exercise was undertaken in 2009, by a GermanTelevision station to test how much force was needed to throw a needle through a glass. They invited a dart player, a javelin player and a Shaolin monk to throw the needles. What they discovered was, that anyone with a perfectly straight aim and the capacity to throw the needle at a velocity of 150km/h can perform this 'simple' trick!

Shaolin monks are Buddhist monks who hail from China's famous Shaolin Monastery. Known for their strength, flexibility, as well as, prowess in Martial Arts, they are often referred to, as the ultimate Buddhist warriors!

Resources: wired.com, asianhistory.about.com

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  • maameabout 9 years
    how???!!!
    • erinlove59
      erinlove59over 9 years
      coolio
      • izzysk8er
        izzysk8erover 9 years
        that's soo cool! i wish i could sort of do that!
        • swirlylollypops
          swirlylollypopsalmost 10 years
          OOOMMMMGGGG
          • boboo
            bobooabout 10 years
            cool
            • awesomedawgover 10 years
              strange
              • Joey Vottoover 10 years
                sick!!
                • Ninjaover 10 years
                  He is a fellow ninja.
                  • kimberlyover 10 years
                    absoloutely phenomenal :D
                    • drama girlover 10 years
                      WICKED