"Farmer" Burns was known as, "one of the most perfect specimens of physical man-hood that the generation has produced." While some of his feats of strength are still legendary, there is one that stands out above the rest.
His neck was so strong, that he was able to perform a stunt where he would take a six-foot hangman's drop and while still in the air would whistle "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
And this wasn't something he did just once. "Farmer" Burns did his famous hangman's drop dozens of times each week and thousands of people saw it.