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Woman Pulls Van To Petrol Station Using Her Hair

Jake Massey

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Woman Pulls Van To Petrol Station Using Her Hair

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

A woman turned heads in central London when she pulled her van to the petrol station using her hair. Watch here:


Recently, many people have been fearful that they might have to end up towing their vehicle due to the fuel crisis, which has seen huge queues form at petrol stations across the country.

But Anastasia Sawicka has proven that she would never need to call for breakdown recovery, as she can simply use her hair as a tow rope.

The 34-year-old used a special harness to attach herself to the front bumper of her van before tugging it down the street hands free last Monday (4 October).

No tow rope needed. Credit: SWNS
No tow rope needed. Credit: SWNS

Of course, the impressive feat wasn't just an incredible improvisation from a panic-stricken petrol-hungry motorist - Anastasia makes her living as a 'hair hanging aerialist'.

The Circus of Horrors performer - known as Anastasia IV on stage - gave up studying biochemistry to join the circus and has spent years perfecting the ancient art of 'hair hanging' - a circus skill originally performed in China.

As such, the van tug was just another day in the life for Anastasia.

She said: "Pulling the van with my hair looked daunting but as they say, the show must go on.

"It was a case of swapping a few follicles for fuel and you'll never get a greener way to get around than this."

This line of work does incur a few expenses though. She needs two bottles of conditioner a day to keep her super-strong barnet in tip-top condition, and even has it insured for £1 million ($1.3m).

And even with all of her conditioning and training, it's still very painful to hang by your hair.

Despite this, she gets a kick out of her unique occupation.

Anastasia loves her job. Credit: SWNS
Anastasia loves her job. Credit: SWNS

Polish-born Anastasia, who lives in Northampton, said: "I use loads of conditioner and hair vitamins.

"There's not much of the day when my hair does not have something on.

"To be suspended by your hair feels exactly how it looks. It is definitely not pleasant and can be painful at times.

"But it also feels fantastic. It is the closest you can get to actually flying as you are lifted by your head.

"You are absolutely free and you are not holding on to anything. It's exciting."

Topics: UK News, Weird

Jake Massey
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