Iver Johnson, the human cork

Years ago Johnson, who is married and has two children, had an idea that he could float vertically if he tried hard enough. “It became an obsession,” he said…
For 12 years, Johnson said, he practiced, risking his life time and again trying to “force my body into harmony with the water.”

Johnson had a dream... to achieve something entirely useless.

A couple of years back, I posted about another guy, Norris Kellam, who called himself the 'human cork'. Though Kellam simply floated. He didn't float vertically.

Nephi Times-News - Mar 21, 1957

Chicago Tribune - Apr 7, 1957

     Posted By: Alex - Thu May 03, 2018
     Category: Human Marvels | Sports | 1950s

His son Iver, rather than follow in his father's footsteps, became and engine driver.
Posted by Old Whitebelly on 05/03/18 at 01:08 PM
Considering how much time he spent in the water, he might also have been called The Human Prune.
Posted by Fritz G on 05/04/18 at 06:00 AM
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