Watch the Mountain From ‘Game of Thrones’ Chuck a Washing Machine as Far as He Can

Bryan Brandom
(Photo: HBO.)

Before questioning the actions of Cersei Lannister to end Season 6 of Game of Thrones and the lives of [names of an ass-ton of characters removed for spoiler purposes], one might want to consider her mental state.

The dowager queen of wine-stained teeth was broken physically and emotionally by the High Sparrow and the Faith Militant.

Yet she still clinged to the air of invulnerability that's always permeated her Lannister lifestyle—and you might have too if you had a re-animated war legend the size of Hafthor Bjornsson—the Icelandic strongman who plays Ser Gregor "the Mountain" Clegane—blindly and loyally doing your bidding.

Bjornsson, who's finishing second or third in the last five World's Strongest Man competitions, displayed just how strong he is while tying to break the Guinness world record for washing-machine throwing on Italian television. He ended up falling to Lithuanian strongman Zydrunas Savickas, who set a record at 13 feet and 6.6 inches.

But wait!

Based on footage of past washing-machine tosses, Guinness' stamp on this record is dubious at best.

A year and a half ago it appeared strongman Sean McCarthy crushed that record at a Cincinnati Reds game.

Bjornsson, who was once a skinny basketball player, appeared to clear 15 feet while dressed as the Incredible Hulk on a television show in 2013.

Oh well, he'll have to settle for his HBO salary and his world records in keg tossing and carrying two fridges at once.

Cersei had just better hope the Mountain won't have to arm wrestle this guy for her life in the remaining Game of Thrones installments.

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