After breaking a Guinness record in 2002 when he floated on water for 16 hours, a Chinese man came up with a novel idea to take his ability to a whole new place.
Yuan Yuncai developed the skill after he rescued a drowning woman over 20 years ago in Hunan Province, according to qq.com.
At first, he only carried about two pounds of rocks, but gradually he added more. And when eventually he could easily swim with over 11 pounds of rocks, he started floating on his back with heavy rocks on top of his body.
Yuan began doing Chinese calligraphy while drifting in 2009.
It turned out to be much harder than he expected because he easily lost his balance in the water while using his hands to write.
Well, maintaining one’s posture, and holding a writing brush while doing calligraphy is difficult enough for most people, let along doing it in water!
Last summer, Yuan started practicing throwing and catching while floating. I’m looking forward to hearing the next update.