North Korean state media released footage of soldiers showing their combat prowess and ability to smash various objects with their bare hands.
The performance was staged at a defense exhibition in Pyongyang, and watched by executives including Kim Jong-un.
In addition to destroying bricks and tiles, soldiers were seen lying on beds of shards of glass and iron nails, with slabs of chipped concrete on their bodies.
The finale showed men bending iron rods with their necks and breaking chains.
North Korean media said it was to show their enemies that their soldiers had “an iron fist to protect the peace of the country.”
While it goes without saying, it’s probably best to avoid trying any of these stunts at home.
Edited by Tessa Wong