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David Blaine goes high voltage with latest stunt

By Alicia Rancilio

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2 2012 5:15 p.m. MDT

FILE - This Oct. 13, 2008 file photo shows David Blaine attending a Cinema Society and Dolce Gabbana hosted special screening of "Filth and Wisdom" in New York. Blaine is returning to New York City Oct. 5-8 for a three day, three night stunt called “Electrified: One Million Volts Always On.” The stunt will be open to the public where they can type messages to Blaine, control the electricity around him and basically help keep the magician alert. It will also be streamed on YouTube thanks to computing company Intel, with viewing stations in London, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney.

Evan Agostini, file, Associated Press

NEW YORK — David Blaine is spending the days leading up to his next stunt laying low and fasting.

He needs the rest.

Beginning Friday, Blaine will spend three days and three nights standing in the middle of a million volts of electric currents streamed by coils.

The feat is called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On" and takes place at Pier 54 in New York City.

The 39-year-old will wear a chainmail bodysuit as a barrier between him and the electric currents. He will wear a wire helmet and protection for his eyes and ears. He won't be able to eat but will have a tube for water in and another for water out, so to speak.

The stunt will be open to the public and streamed online.

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Online:

http://www.youtube.com/electrified

http://www.davidblaine.com

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