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    The Naked Handstander posing in the Great Wall of ChinaFacebook/The Naked Handstander
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    lake Tjörnin in Reykjavik, IcelandFacebook/The Naked Handstander
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A man spent five years travelling and doing naked handstands in 17 different countries around the world to raise awareness on 'planned obsolescence'. The 'Naked Handstander' came up with the idea of stripping and getting clicked in front of several iconic locations in different countries to raise awareness on 'planned obsolescence', according to The Independent.

The term planned obsolescence, for which he went upside down for five years, means designing a product for a limited lifespan so that consumers are forced to buy or upgrade it repeatedly.

He writes in his blog: "There is too much crap consumed and disposed daily in the world and we are slowly destroying it... we need to put things on their head and end this throw away culture we currently live in. The world is spectacular and full of amazement, get out there and explore it as best you can and you will see for yourself."

Mail Online reports that the acrobat explored different places around the globe in China, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Norway, the US and Australia to perform his signature pose.

"It began back in 2009 on a black pebble beach in Vik, Iceland... I'm not exactly sure what triggered the first naked handstand, it just came naturally," said the man.

From 'the Great Wall of China' to 'Uluru in Australia', the Naked Handstander has travelled to some amazing places. "I love to experience the world in all its glory and wonder in the raw. So many places lend themselves perfectly to naked handstanding, with such stunning scenery," reports Mail Online.

Lashing out at Apple Inc, the gymnast wrote to The Independent: "Like any Apple product, it's (iPhone 6) is a classic case of planned obsolescence. Apple and most other large corporations don't have any serious regard for the environment nor do they have a sound closed loop manufacturing strategy in place. They put paper profits first and everything else comes second."

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