Captain Ringman Mach

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His full name unknown, Captain Ringman Mach, a German strongman, born around 1870, was an ahead-of-his-time body-modder who had his nipples pierced and the holes enlarged in order to lift heavy weights and bend iron bars attached to the piercings in his chest. The story he told of how he acquired his piercings changed from year to year, but usually featured being tortured and the piercings the result of his ordeal. From Africa, to China, to South America, to Mexico, to New Guinea, the natives and/or barbarians who captured and tortured him were interchangeable.