Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


A budding balancer successfully balances everyday household items on his face including tables and bikes.

But for 22-year-old Giuseppe Paradiso from Bari, Italy, the key to a balanced life, is to literally balance everything in sight on his face.

From smaller more intricate objects, such as bottles, toothbrushes and even a flower, to more heavy and robust items like bikes, ladders and tables, nothing is safe from being precariously balanced on the juggler’s nose or chin.

Giuseppe can’t even manage to practise keyboard, do some work on his laptop or even complete simple household chores such as ironing without the urge to balance taking over.

Giuseppe said: “A friend at school showed me some juggling and balancing skills and since then I started to try it and now it is my passion.

“I taught myself.

“I think it is the easiest thing to do, or maybe it just comes naturally to me.

“The hardest part is when you have to balance heavy objects with a strange size.

“For example, a bike is heavy, with a strange size and it has the front wheel always moving. It makes me sweat all the time.

“I am thinking about a new challenge.

“I would like to balance a fridge, but of course it will be hard and maybe painful, but I can do it.”