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10 Heaviest Objects Mankind Has Ever Moved

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A Ship ... Hauled by a Man

The HMS Lancaster Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
The HMS Lancaster Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

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Big ships generally move under their own power, or else are guided into harbors by tugboats. But some blokes like to do things the hard way. In 1999, a 34-year-old British strongman named Simon Ford grabbed a rope and pulled the HMS Lancaster, a 2,000-ton (1,814-metric ton) Royal Navy frigate, and its 157-man crew about 25 feet (7.6 meters) at the Devonport dockyard, in Plymouth. Ford, who was performing the feat for charity, collapsed afterward and had difficulty breathing, according to news reports [source: Independent].

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