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The Mat – Strength Magazine – December, 1926

Some time ago I was listening to a very well known athlete telling a group of young men of an incident that happened in his youth, whereby his great neck strength saved him from a horrible death. As a boy he worked in a mill around the machinery, from which there was not the protection afforded employees that there is today. On the day this incident happened it was particularly cold, and to provide himself with a little extra
warmth he had tied a scarf around his neck. Unfortunately the suction of air, caused by a big fly wheel, caught the ends of the scarf, which became entwined within the spokes of the wheel.

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