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123. Geoff Capes (Humour 10)

geoff capes

Only those of you in the UK and of a certain age will have fond memories of Geoff Capes ripping phone directories in half. Think 1970s version of World’s Strongest Man. Geoff is still about I believe, and back in the day was a gentle giant, and hero of Saturday TV as well as a great shotputter (twice Commonwealth Champion).

But what made me laugh today was when this tiny version of the Yellow Pages came through the door, and thinking that he wouldn’t have much trouble dismembering this! To humour me (ha, see what I did there?) my other half had a go and did tear it without too much bother.

text and photo © Keren Dibbens-Wyatt 2017

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