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Schoolgirl with magnetic hands

Posted on Monday, 13 September, 2010 | Comment icon 15 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A schoolgirl from Serbia has astounded medics by being able to stick objects magnetically to her hands.

Nearby Nis University has called for scientists to investigate the phenomenon. Department head Pavle Premovic stated "I'd say this is a kind of unknown bio-magnetism. More experts would need to join me and research what this is all about."

"Ten-year-old Jelena Momcilov has been picking up cutlery, coins and even metal furniture by just touching them at her family home in Zeljusa, since she first discovered her powers five years ago."

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Comment icon #6 Posted by ShadowSot on 13 September, 2010, 16:30
I can do similar if my hands are a little sticky or sweaty.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Andami on 13 September, 2010, 16:32
She probably just has sticky skin, like every single other person who has claimed this. Coins can't be picked up by magnets either, at least not US coins.
Comment icon #8 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 13 September, 2010, 16:44
She's 10, and obviously not that large. She'd go flying and stick to any car that drove by. (giggle) Why do I picture this girl hanging out with Wile E. Coyote?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Eldorado on 13 September, 2010, 17:26
She probably just has sticky skin, like every single other person who has claimed this. Coins can't be picked up by magnets either, at least not US coins. I've never seen any coins sticking to a magnet either, but have seen plenty of chocolate coins sticking to fingers. mmm
Comment icon #10 Posted by Avant on 13 September, 2010, 23:06
Xmen fans rejoice the age of mutant powers is coming
Comment icon #11 Posted by SAmbag on 13 September, 2010, 23:48
There's another family in India (I think) where the father and his sons can do this all over their body. Apparently it's attributed to small pores and smooth skin so it creates suction or something
Comment icon #12 Posted by SpiderCyde on 15 September, 2010, 16:21
Maybe when she's older, if the story is legit, she'll learn to mentally control her ability and push/pull metallic objects to her. How cool would that be? Wonder if it works with all types of metals.
Comment icon #13 Posted by embarrasment on 16 September, 2010, 4:53
the fact that coins are not ferromagnetic bothered me, too. I watched a sponge bob episode today that made the same mistake.
Comment icon #14 Posted by nohands on 20 November, 2010, 13:53
owwwww............i have read things alike this but im still amazed
Comment icon #15 Posted by Belial on 20 November, 2010, 14:43
Just don't let her near any cutlery

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