by Katie Nelson
Tightrope walker Adili Wuxor walked across steel wires mounted 106 meters above ground near the Dengsheng River in Hangzhou on Sunday, reminding ordinary earth-bound onlookers in China of how utterly, utterly unremarkable we are.
This isn’t Wuxor’s first air performance in China. In 2010, the acrobat, nicknamed ‘Prince of the Tightrope’, walked across a 120 meter long wire above the Beijing Bird’s Nest stadium every day for two months straight, earning him a spot in the shanzhai world record book. The Prince didn’t even try to apply for the Guinness Book of World Records, because the Prince doesn’t need the World Guinness Book of World Records to validate his awesomeness.
Here, Wuxor can be seen performing a headstand on the wire with pure ease, solidifying the fact that yes, he is better than you.
To rub it in a bit more, Wuxor then padded across the steel wire in a blindfold, because what could he possibly need to see up that isn’t more interesting than him?
Adili Wuxor: a burning flame against the gray backdrop of sky that is our dull existence.
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