This Mid-1950s Video Of The World’s Strongest Little Girl Will Make You Thank The Internet

April Atkins was all of 12 when she did what could have made her an immortal internet sensation had she done it our times – lifting over 700 pounds. Unfortunately, she did the improbable sometime in the mid-1950s – a period when information dissemination was many times slower than today. And even though Atkins gained enough attention doing her eye-popping feats on California’s old Muscle Beach, the internet stores almost nothing about her. After you watch this video, you will thank your stars for the internet besides pondering over how April, the world’s strongest little girl, did what she did.


Credit: workon1t via YouTube and LIFE magazine. For photos of April Atkins click here.

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