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(Daily Star)   Stranger breaks into the world's strongest man's garden while he's relaxing in his hot tub and challenges him to a fight. Hilarity ensues   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
    More: Dumbass, World's Strongest Man, Eddie Hall, Strength athletics, former World's Strongest Man, American films, wake of the bizarre incident, 32-year-old married dad, former UK's Strongest Man  
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2020-07-15 1:10:58 PM  
I couldn't find the hilarity, must have been hiding in that ad-dump of a "site."

Tl;dr strong guy confronts some dude in his hot tub, dude challenges strong guy to a fight, rest of the article is strong guy talking about why he likes security. What happened to the dude?
 
2020-07-15 3:06:50 PM  
You gotta be drunk AF to challenge a guy like that to a fight. Oh, it's the UK. Of course.
 
2020-07-15 4:26:23 PM  
Siri, what does a human pretzel look like?
 
2020-07-15 4:28:14 PM  
I now no longer believe in gardens or hot tubs.
 
2020-07-15 4:30:02 PM  
Do you want karate?
 
2020-07-15 4:34:34 PM  

allears: I now no longer believe in gardens or hot tubs.


Wrong UK tabloid for that comment.

Christ, the Stars mobile website is a farking dumpster fire. Who the hell would go to it on purpose?!?!
 
2020-07-15 4:38:31 PM  

beezeltown: I couldn't find the hilarity, must have been hiding in that ad-dump of a "site."

Tl;dr strong guy confronts some dude in his hot tub, dude challenges strong guy to a fight, rest of the article is strong guy talking about why he likes security. What happened to the dude?


He described him as "Some crazy old man" so I'm guessing he basically laughed at the guy and told him to go home. Doesn't sound like it got physical at all. But you do you subby.
 
2020-07-15 4:38:49 PM  
The videos this guy does are often pretty funny. Seems like an OK guy, albeit a bit of an Alpha Bro and somewhat less than woke, but I suspect anyone in his line of work might be cut from said cloth.

The ones where he shows how many calories he consumes in a day while training for competitions are insane, or when he and his wife swap calorie consumption for a day are good for a laugh too.
 
2020-07-15 4:48:30 PM  
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2020-07-15 4:49:30 PM  
The stranger fixes the cable?
 
2020-07-15 4:49:58 PM  
"Hilarity" describes trying to distinguish between advert and content and having done so realized there really isn't any content worth having read, at which point, you say to yourself, well that was a hilarious waste of 26 seconds" and close the tab?
 
2020-07-15 4:50:37 PM  
I want to do a full spectrum GC-MS analysis of every molecule in this guy's urine to detecting for steroidal metabolites for the purpose of helping the IOC at the next Olympics in Tokyo if it ever happens.
/s
 
2020-07-15 5:01:46 PM  
He's going to do a boxing match with Thor?

Why? How? What?
 
2020-07-15 5:04:16 PM  
BEEP BOOP BEEP THIS IS THE ENGLISH TO 'MERICAN TRANSLATOR COMPUTER

INPUT ENGLISH:
"garden"

OUTPUT 'MERICAN:"back yard"

BEEP BOOP BEEP SHUTTING DOWN

/in 'merican, "garden" means "a small plot of land where you grow flowers and vegetables", not "the entire exterior property surrounding a house"
 
2020-07-15 5:04:51 PM  
Drunk old man challenges large man to fight.

News at 11.
 
2020-07-15 5:08:00 PM  

H31N0US: "Hilarity" describes trying to distinguish between advert and content and having done so realized there really isn't any content worth having read, at which point, you say to yourself, well that was a hilarious waste of 26 seconds" and close the tab?


lol I did all that in one unconscious moment...opened link, scanned, found nothing to read, closed link.
 
2020-07-15 5:08:27 PM  

I'm no expert but...: allears: I now no longer believe in gardens or hot tubs.

Wrong UK tabloid for that comment.

Christ, the Stars mobile website is a farking dumpster fire. Who the hell would go to it on purpose?!?!


Guess I'm no expert...
 
2020-07-15 5:10:32 PM  
He's got fists like toaster ovens.
 
2020-07-15 5:11:51 PM  

beezeltown: I couldn't find the hilarity, must have been hiding in that ad-dump of a "site."

Tl;dr strong guy confronts some dude in his hot tub, dude challenges strong guy to a fight, rest of the article is strong guy talking about why he likes security. What happened to the dude?


Not enough left of him to write about
 
2020-07-15 5:12:03 PM  

ModernLuddite: He's going to do a boxing match with Thor?

Why? How? What?


Meh, It's only a half Thor.
Although Hafthor Bjornsson is the guy that played The Mountain on Game of Thrones.
Yikes!
 
2020-07-15 5:14:46 PM  

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Well, his competition is Bjornsson, who is billed as 6'9"
 
2020-07-15 5:17:43 PM  

beezeltown: I couldn't find the hilarity, must have been hiding in that ad-dump of a "site."


So true.  Long ago, when fark was young "hilarity ensues"  unquestionably meant that someone died in a misadventure.  Now, "hilarity ensues" is any noob's definition of "hey look at this stupid website".
What happened to you fark?  You used to be cool.
 
2020-07-15 5:20:47 PM  

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I'm 6' 3".  Tall, not wide.  He's a different....phenotype.  NTTAWWT
 
2020-07-15 5:21:34 PM  

allears: I'm no expert but...: allears: I now no longer believe in gardens or hot tubs.

Wrong UK tabloid for that comment.

Christ, the Stars mobile website is a farking dumpster fire. Who the hell would go to it on purpose?!?!

Guess I'm no expert...


Me neither!!
 
2020-07-15 5:21:49 PM  

Pincy: beezeltown: I couldn't find the hilarity, must have been hiding in that ad-dump of a "site."

Tl;dr strong guy confronts some dude in his hot tub, dude challenges strong guy to a fight, rest of the article is strong guy talking about why he likes security. What happened to the dude?

He described him as "Some crazy old man" so I'm guessing he basically laughed at the guy and told him to go home. Doesn't sound like it got physical at all. But you do you subby.


When you've won world's strongest man - hell even competed in it - you don't have a whole lot left to prove - 'specially to random weirdos creeping your backyard.
 
2020-07-15 5:33:22 PM  
"Eddie is currently in training for his Las Vegas boxing showdown with rival Hafthor Bjornsson"

That's who. thought this article was going to be about
THE MOUNTAIN, BEEYATCH!  EFF-YA!
 
2020-07-15 5:35:02 PM  
I would trespass on his property, and challenge him... to a wrestling match..

..a naked one.
 
2020-07-15 5:42:39 PM  
People are stupid.
That is all
 
2020-07-15 5:49:18 PM  

Cythraul: I would trespass on his property, and challenge him... to a wrestling match..

..a naked one.


You can't just challenge a man like that to a wrestling match. You have to oil him first.
 
2020-07-15 5:58:47 PM  

Nurglitch: Cythraul: I would trespass on his property, and challenge him... to a wrestling match..

..a naked one.

You can't just challenge a man like that to a wrestling match. You have to oil him first.


Well, of course!  I could give him some of my own blend.
 
2020-07-15 6:05:58 PM  
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2020-07-15 6:11:00 PM  

Cythraul: Nurglitch: Cythraul: I would trespass on his property, and challenge him... to a wrestling match..

..a naked one.

You can't just challenge a man like that to a wrestling match. You have to oil him first.

Well, of course!  I could give him some of my own blend.


What kind of man doesn't have his own blend of wrestling oil?
 
2020-07-15 6:12:42 PM  
PIPE!

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2020-07-15 6:30:36 PM  
Someone help me out here.  I remember this scene from a movie, sometime early 90s I think.
I'm thinking it might have been Norm MacDonald, but I'm not sure.  Two protagonists walk in to a bar, and the guy wants to pick a fight or something (I think expecting backup from the other guy). He says some shiat to a guy at the bar, who stands up and is like two feet taller. The camera angle switches to the protagonist who is basically looking straight up. Now commited, he says something like "Sit down before I knock the biatch out of you." (Funny because it is obvious that isn't going to happen, but he says it with such confidence. )
I don't remember it going well.
 
2020-07-15 6:44:51 PM  
25st

25th...Jesus, you people spawned the damn language
 
2020-07-15 7:12:47 PM  

TorpedoOrca: 25st

25th...Jesus, you people spawned the damn language


It means 25 stones. Stones is a measure of weight. it's 16 hectares.
 
2020-07-15 7:22:52 PM  
"He also put in a cryo chamber to help with his training"

Bastard's cheating. Freezing himself while he sleeps to age slower than his opponent. Happens all the time.
 
2020-07-15 7:40:39 PM  

beezeltown: I couldn't find the hilarity, must have been hiding in that ad-dump of a "site."

Tl;dr strong guy confronts some dude in his hot tub, dude challenges strong guy to a fight, rest of the article is strong guy talking about why he likes security. What happened to the dude?


Hard telling with Eddie hall. He could be talking shiat and telling tales. He may be able to hoist 1100 lbs, but he isn't catching anyone.
 
2020-07-15 8:19:45 PM  
For all of you Fark experts: What would this guy's AD&D Strength score be?

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2020-07-15 8:24:09 PM  

Parthenogenetic: For all of you Fark experts: What would this guy's AD&D Strength score be?

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Huh, here's a table from 2nd edition

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2020-07-15 9:12:03 PM  

MythDragon: Someone help me out here.  I remember this scene from a movie, sometime early 90s I think.
I'm thinking it might have been Norm MacDonald, but I'm not sure.  Two protagonists walk in to a bar, and the guy wants to pick a fight or something (I think expecting backup from the other guy). He says some shiat to a guy at the bar, who stands up and is like two feet taller. The camera angle switches to the protagonist who is basically looking straight up. Now commited, he says something like "Sit down before I knock the biatch out of you." (Funny because it is obvious that isn't going to happen, but he says it with such confidence. )
I don't remember it going well.


I remember a bar fight scene in Dirty Deeds but not the specifics. I think it's when Norm meets his love interest.
 
2020-07-15 9:34:28 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Parthenogenetic: For all of you Fark experts: What would this guy's AD&D Strength score be?

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Huh, here's a table from 2nd edition

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He would be between 20 and 21
 
2020-07-15 10:00:57 PM  

patcarew: TorpedoOrca: 25st

25th...Jesus, you people spawned the damn language

It means 25 stones. Stones is a measure of weight. it's 16 hectares.


How many Rhode Islands is that?
 
2020-07-16 12:02:36 AM  
After tha', the game wa' mine

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2020-07-16 11:13:15 AM  

Nobody in Peculiar: ModernLuddite: He's going to do a boxing match with Thor?

Why? How? What?

Meh, It's only a half Thor.
Although Hafthor Bjornsson is the guy that played The Mountain on Game of Thrones.
Yikes!


Eddie is close enough to Thor in weight that Thor can't just crush him and just look at the two of them-Thor moves like if molasses was kept in the refrigerator and Eddie actually has abs and did a back-flip (in a gym, into a foam pit)

Eddie seems to be taking it a lot more seriously and if it's an actual fight and not some lame exhibition, I think Eddie is going to win handily
 
2020-07-16 11:40:17 AM  

Dangerous_sociopath: The videos this guy does are often pretty funny. Seems like an OK guy, albeit a bit of an Alpha Bro and somewhat less than woke, but I suspect anyone in his line of work might be cut from said cloth.

The ones where he shows how many calories he consumes in a day while training for competitions are insane, or when he and his wife swap calorie consumption for a day are good for a laugh too.


I look forward to the day where we have are woke cards and get them updated at the Department of Woke with documentation of "saying the right things" the previous quarter.
 
2020-07-16 12:09:23 PM  

Chaghatai: Nobody in Peculiar: ModernLuddite: He's going to do a boxing match with Thor?

Why? How? What?

Meh, It's only a half Thor.
Although Hafthor Bjornsson is the guy that played The Mountain on Game of Thrones.
Yikes!

Eddie is close enough to Thor in weight that Thor can't just crush him and just look at the two of them-Thor moves like if molasses was kept in the refrigerator and Eddie actually has abs and did a back-flip (in a gym, into a foam pit)

Eddie seems to be taking it a lot more seriously and if it's an actual fight and not some lame exhibition, I think Eddie is going to win handily


I'll admit that I  know practically nothing about the technical aspects of boxing but, according to Wikipedia, Hafthor is 6'9" and 452 lbs and Eddie is 6'3" and 362 lbs. If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on Hafthor just based on his bigger size and (probably) longer reach.
 
2020-07-16 11:11:57 PM  

rcain: "Eddie is currently in training for his Las Vegas boxing showdown with rival Hafthor Bjornsson"

That's who. thought this article was going to be about
THE MOUNTAIN, BEEYATCH!  EFF-YA!


I think I'd like to see that
 
2020-07-16 11:17:25 PM  

Parthenogenetic: For all of you Fark experts: What would this guy's AD&D Strength score be?

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I always thought it was add a 0 to the listed values, and whatever weight you can military press is your strength
 
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