Magician wraps up high-voltage stunt

2012-10-08T22:00:00Z Magician wraps up high-voltage stuntThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 08, 2012 10:00 pm  • 

NEW YORK — Daredevil David Blaine has finished what could be called his most electrifying stunt.

The magician emerged shortly before 9 p.m. Monday after spending three days and three nights standing in the middle of 1 million volts of electric currents at New York's Pier 54.

A spokesman says Blaine was able to walk with assistance, speak and kiss fiancée Alizee Guinochet before being taken to a hospital to be examined.

The 39-year-old Blaine wore a chainmail bodysuit as a barrier between himself and the currents, emitted by Tesla coils.

The stunt was called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On." It was streamed on YouTube, with help from Intel Corp.

Blaine's past stunts include hanging upside down over Central Park and being encased in a block of ice.

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  1. Horned Biker
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    Horned Biker - October 09, 2012 9:25 am
    Is this really a trick or a stunt? Lineman wear the same thing everyday when they are working on transmission lines and they do that hundreds of feet in air.
  2. Elizabeth
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    Elizabeth - October 09, 2012 7:25 am
    Its so painful to read this story! The techical terms are inccorect!! Can't the journal proofread before publishing?
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