Kung Fu Artist Pulls Eight Cars with Hair
A Chinese kungfu artist who tows cars and cuts paper with her braided hair has given up her crowning glory to officially become a Buddhist nun. Zhang Tingting Tuesday completely shaved off her hair that she says has kungfu power and extraordinary strength so that she can enter a temple as a nun. The 52-year-old artist has performed across China for decades, after taking up martial arts when she was 17. She began living the life of a nun two years ago. Before bidding her meter-long braid farewell, she pulled six passenger cars some 50 meters through a Beijing suburb, then repeated the feat with eight cars, for more than 20 meters, in her hometown of Kaifeng, Henan Province. Although Zhang and her plait are now permanently separated, the hair has been preserved. Authorities are considering sending it on a pilgrimage to sacred Buddhist sites in Tibet, or displaying it in a local museum.