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Pocket Hercules Lifts the Bank | by dennisroth20
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Pocket Hercules Lifts the Bank

Remember "Pocket Hercules" from the 1996 Olympics? - Well, he had nothing on this guy, who, like his namesake, can lift at least part of the Earth - all photos handheld and unaltered - click for larger - taken upside down - By the way, for my money, "Pocket Hercules" and a maximal champion of Greco-Roman heavy weight wrestling, Alexander "The Experiment" Karelin, had the best sports monikers of all time and they came on the scene (or my scene) at the same time. After something like 60 straight victories over nearly 10 years, "The Experiment", who later became a Russian Duma representative, was barely defeated by one point by an American from Wyoming whose name I have temporarily forgotten. When I was a kid, I was the nickname giver in the neighborhood, so that's why I so loved "Pocket Hercules" and "The Experiment" - so called because he looked so monstrous and unbeatable that he could only have been born in a laboratory! He, on the other hand, was not amused by the moniker and insisted on being called by his real name. And in his presence that was probably a very good idea!

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Taken on November 8, 2009