David Blaine To Perform 'Shocking' New Stunt
Daredevil magician David Blaine, 39, often referred to as the modern-day Houdini due to his series of endurance / magic routines, is planning his next big New York City extravaganza after four years away from the city, when he suspended himself upside-down without a safety net in Central Park for 60 hours in 2008.
The new event, called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On," will take place in a three day, three-night stunt that will be free for fans to watch online, kicking off on October 5, reports the New York Daily News.
During the event, Blaine will be stationed in the paths of two conductors, passing a million volts of electricity through his body for the total 72 hours, reports Examiner. Any interruption in the current could kill him.
The stunt will occur at Pier 54 in Manhattan, where it will be streamed live online and promoted by Intel for its Ultrabook Experience technology.
Blaine's biggest tricks before have included him holding his breath underwater for over 17 minutes — a world record, being buried alive for a week in a see-through coffin and being frozen in a block of ice for 63 hours.
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