- He struck a yard long 3 inch diameter iron poker off his bare left forearm so hard that it bent into a right angle
- He lifted a 6 foot long table with only his teeth
- A harness lift of 3 cask's with a combined weight of 1836 lbs.
There are many stories on Topham and more on the pranks he would like to play on people. One such prank was when he plucked a quarter of beef from a butchers shoulder with such speed and dexterity that the unknowing butcher could only come to the conclusion that the devil had come and flew off with his meat.