Double decker defeats circus strongman

05/07/13 - 13070503 - FIRST GROUP'FALKIRK'Circus performer Denys Ilchenko attempts to pull a First bus with his teeth to break a world record
05/07/13 - 13070503 - FIRST GROUP'FALKIRK'Circus performer Denys Ilchenko attempts to pull a First bus with his teeth to break a world record

Borders bus operator, First Scotland East took on a circus giant in a world record attempt recently.

Zippo Circus strongman, Denys llchenko from the Ukraine was aiming to pull one of First’s double deckers five metres with his teeth and in doing so beat the 12.36 tonne world record. First’s double decker weighed around 12.1 tonnes and so the bus was topped up with volunteers to ensure it weighed more than the current record.

Unfortunately, despite a superhuman effort, Denys and his teeth were some two metres short.