Even if you’re not a fan of Adele, we strongly recommend that you don’t share that with the world’s sixth strongest man in conversation.
If you’re a fan of “Game of Thrones,” you know Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. He’s the Icelandic professional strongman, actor, and former professional basketball player who plays Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane.
In 2011, he was recognized as the sixth strongest man in the world in the “World’s Strongest Man” contest.
Normally, when you’re sixth in anything, it’s not much to write home about. But when it’s the world’s strongest man, it’s a good idea not to make any jokes around him about his seemingly poor finish.
In one of the most horrifying scenes of an HBO TV series that contains many horrifying scenes, “The Mountain” battles Oberyn Martell, Tyrion’s champion who wants to kill Clegane as revenge for the needless murder of his sister, Elia Martell Targaryen.
Just when you think “The Mountain” is finished — he’s down after taking several brutal shots from Martell, he kills the overconfident Martell by grabbing his skull and crushing it. If you can stomach it, see below.
But “The Mountain” has a tender side. He revealed last week that he’s a huge fan of Adele, the British pop superstar. He shared his enthusiasm in a deadlifting dance video — hey, that could be a new dance craze! — on Instagram.