When I saw this story it gave me a headache. I’m one of those guys who can’t stand seeing a woman put in earrings and for whom seeing someone put in or take out contacts is absolutely nauseating. I can’t explain why. I guess I’m just quirky.

The situation is this. In China, they partake in some pretty wacky shenanigans, but this one takes the cake.

A man pulled a car by a rope attached only to his eyelids for more than five meters.

Yang Guanghe, 35, of Guizhou was cheered and applauded at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Guangzhou as he towed the VW car.

Yang, who weighs only seven stone, said he had been practicing the stunt for more than 10 years.

“At the beginning it was a bit painful, but gradually I got used to it,” he told the Guangzhou Daily newspaper.

“I just want to know what the limit is of the weakest link in the human body.”