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David Blaine's 'electrifying' New York stunt

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

David Blaine, the American stuntman, climbed onto a podium in New York to begin his latest feat: standing in the middle of a one million-volt lightning storm.

Standing 20 feet above the ground, with ‘lightning bolts’ of electricity seeming to course from his fingertips, David Blaine is once again drawing the crowds in New York.

The American stuntman, who has previously frozen himself in a giant block of ice, spent 60 hours hanging head first from a crane and been buried alive for seven days, begun his latest challenge on Friday.

http://www.telegraph...York-stunt.html

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

does he wanna be the new HOUDINI or something?  at least he is not fake like Chris Angel

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

No this guy is just plain weird.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:51 PM

Maybe the electricity will zap his brain and he'll stop thinking we want to see these stupid stunts!


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:31 PM

He's definately missing a few screws

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:26 AM

Remember when he used to be able to levitate? Then it was proven to be camera editing and actors.

Then his 'hanging upside down for three days' stunt. Except he would be standing on a platform occasionally or hanging his head in a horizontal harness.

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http://gawker.com/50...-blaine-cheater

Now he just does stupid stunts people have done before.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:03 AM

There's no such thing as magic, even for Blaine. But his stunts are creative and entertaining, if only for awhile.

Supposedly the metal suit he wore was grounded or set up in such a way that he was protected.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:56 AM

View PostMr. Smith, on 07 October 2012 - 01:03 AM, said:

There's no such thing as magic, even for Blaine. But his stunts are creative and entertaining, if only for awhile.

Supposedly the metal suit he wore was grounded or set up in such a way that he was protected.

Yes he would be wearing a rubber or mineral insulating suit under the metal suit. And the suit is grounded, very little risk of electrocution.

Also 1 million volts sounds like a lot but static electricity can be 30,000 volts. If it has little to no current then it's no where near as dangerous.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:27 AM

View Postozman, on 06 October 2012 - 01:22 PM, said:

does he wanna be the new HOUDINI or something?  at least he is not fake like Chris Angel

Didn't Houdini die from someone punching him in the gut during one of his after-show entertainments?


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:26 AM

Here is the best of "David Blaine" Street Magic (Part 2).




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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

I find Felix Baumgartner's stratospheric freefall jump even more daring!

http://thewatchers.a...eefall-attempt/

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

David Blaine is (was) an amazing illusionist, I just don't know what all his recent nonsense is about. His 'street magic' was so good it scared some people, his 'endurance' feats are just boring.

Just to add, how can you label a 'magician' fake, do you not realise they use tricks rather than actuall magic?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

I wonder if he's agreed to pay the electricity bill when the stunt ends!


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 07 October 2012 - 12:54 PM, said:

David Blaine is (was) an amazing illusionist,  ...

... Just to add, how can you label a 'magician' fake, do you not realise they use tricks rather than actuall magic?
I don't think any of the best "performers" claim that they are performing magic. If any such performer does make that claim, I for one would be interested in knowing their names.

The better known artists who do seemingly impossible performances usually state that they are illusionists, not magicians. They are honest and professional in that regard.


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:24 PM

I'm not really into these street magicians or endurance feats, however, watching someone like Derren Brown completely manipulate an audience is very interesting to watch (imo).





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