20 aim to pull off hardest phallic feat yet

Taiwan - Twenty Taiwanese men will fly to the United States in March to try and set a world record for pulling a Boeing B747 passenger jet with their penises, said the organiser of the planned event on Monday.

"We have received an invitation from the Guinness Book of World Records museum in the United States to perform in Los Angeles," said Tu Chin-sheng, who teaches "penis-hanging art", a Chinese martial arts style.

"We will send about 20 men, their ages ranging from 25 to 77, to pull the 400-seat B747. We hope to set a world record," he said.

On October 29, three of Tu's students pulled a truck loaded with 100 men for three metres in a central Taipei square.

Tu, 46, has been teaching Chiu Chiu Shen Gong (Nine Nine Magic Art) in Taipei for 20 years. He claims that hanging iron blocks weighing up to 300kg to one's penis or testicles can enhance one's virility and general health.

Some doctors call the training dangerous, saying that hanging weights from the penis or testicles and swaying the weights can break the penis. - Sapa-DPA

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