Is It Really Possible to Break Someone’s Neck Using Only our Bare Hands, or is This a Hollywood Fantasy?

Juliano Righetto
2 min readJun 26, 2020

I am an actor, so I am very interested in knowing all kinds of details about my profession. One of the things that bother me most when watching action movies is the ease with which some characters “break the neck” of their enemies with a simple hands movement. That is not realistic, since if our necks were so fragile, most likely our species would not have reached these days... But I had access to a surgeon's testimony specialized in columns that, incidentally, is also a martial…

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Juliano Righetto

“We are nearsighted because we are brief.” Actor, Screenwriter, Author, Top Writer 2019 and 2020 on Quora in Portuguese with more than 26 million views.