Sisyphus reinvented

You’ve probably heard of Sisyphus, the mythical king who was punished for his evil behavior by having to endlessly roll a huge boulder up a steep hill.


Punishement of Sisyph by Titian via Wikimedia Commons

Apparently, so had Stuart Kettell, a 49-year-old videographer from the West Midlands, Wales. Stuart recently hiked up Wales’ highest peak, 3,500-foot Mount Snowdon, pushing a  Brussels sprouts … with his nose! After four days on his aching knees and 22 Brussels sprouts, Stuart successfully met his goal to raise money for cancer support. (Do you think the current ice bucket challenge has a fund-raising challenger?)

Stuart has a hankering for bizarre fundraising: he’s run 26 miles A DAY for A WEEK in a hamster wheel, lived in a box for a week, and walked 500 miles on stilts. His next challenge? Walking across the English Channel along the seabed. “People definitely think I’m mad,” he told the BBC, “and I’m beginning to think it myself.”

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I can’t even imagine doing these fund raisers. Who thrives on creating hardship like he does time and time again? I don’t get it!

  2. Nancy Coughlin says:

    I don’t get it either. And the ice challenge is too much. If anyone challenges me on that one, they get dropped off my Christmas card list.

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