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Hafthór Björnsson, the 6'9", 420 lb. behemoth who portrays Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on Game of Thrones, has had a pretty good week—he turned 27 on Thanksgiving (which he probably didn't care about, since he's Icelandic), and then he shattered the world record for hurling a keg in the air. Yup, you read that right. The keg wasn't full, but at 33 lbs, it's a bit more than twice as heavy as a full-sized shot put. This isn't his first strength record by a long shot. He is the current champion of the Strongest Man in Europe contest, he broke a log-carrying record in Iceland that had stood unbroken for 1,000 years, and whether or not it's a record, you can also watch him dead-lift 994 lbs. Oh, right, but here he is hurling a keg over a bar 8 meters up in the air. He then picked up the event hosts for good measure:

Sources: h/t Digg | Hafthor Bjornsson