A young woman astounded Shanghai subway passengers when she pinned her hair to a horizontal bar while the train was moving and hung in the air in a lotus position. At the same time, the girl did not look up from her phone, on the keyboard of which she typed something, according to the Daily Mail.
In response to questions from fellow travelers who were afraid that the girl would be injured when she fell or hurt her scalp, she said that she worked as a gymnast in the Shanghai circus, and rehearsed her trick on the subway. As it turned out, the girl came from Russia, her name is Darina, she has been working in the circus since 2013, and she has been practicing hanging herself by her hair for the last six months. Darina also shared a video with her number on her Douyin account, the Chinese version of TikTok, thus announcing the circus show in which she participates.
Hanging by the hair is a traditional circus act performed by aerial gymnasts. As a rule, the hair is wound on a ring or hook, and the artist suspended in this way rises into the air and shows acrobatic elements. Performing such a trick is possible due to the fact that each hair is able to withstand a weight of up to 100 grams, if you properly style your hair and evenly distribute body weight. It is believed that the number was born in the Chinese circus.
Nevertheless, the editors of "Novye Izvestia" strongly advises NOT to repeat this deadly trick!