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David Blaine to strap on magnetic boots for next stunt

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 25th 2008 1:39PM
David Blaine
He's survived being encased in ice, being buried alive in a grave, being trapped in a plexiglass box high in the air, holding his breath underwater for Oprah, and standing on top of a pedestal for a few days, but this is the first stunt where magician David Blaine will wear magnetic footwear. Take that, Criss Angel!

ABC has announced the next special to feature Blaine, who seems to be loved and loathed in equal measure. The show is titled "The Dive of Death," and will feature Blaine walking on the underside of a thin wire high above Wollman Rink in New York City. He'll do it for three days and nights, with the help of magnetic boots. On a related note, "The Dive of Death" also describes the bar down the street from my apartment.

Now, I don't think there's any danger in this, since he's wearing special boots that will probably glue him to the wire even if he were to fall asleep. But there isn't going to be any harness or airbag used, so that means he'll have to get down some other way (which hasn't been revealed yet), plus I guess there's the possibility that the boots could fail and Blaine could come hurtling down on the crowd below.

The special airs on Wednesday, September 24 at 9pm.

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PAUL ALEXANDER

Blaine? Angel? Ha! Both jokes! All camera tricks and little substance. Want to see a real magician? Check out the UK's Phil Jenkins, down to earth, great magic and no camera tricks.

August 29 2008 at 8:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
amixtika

Criss Angel rocks more than David Blaine..
Criss is more talented than David...
He can sing, rock, play drum, levitate higher, friendly, kids loving, humble, and most of all...he's damn f*ck*ng HOT angel!!! No one can beat my angel...

August 27 2008 at 11:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Why did you run a photo of Prince with this item? ;)

August 26 2008 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jon thomas

All Blane has to do is Breathe to beat Chris angel did you see his last stunt I almost died laughing so hard from his " escape the hotel" stunt .. anyone who couldn't see the entire inside scene was taped way in advance is special

August 25 2008 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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coco

SHUTUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's criss genius! Criss angel will beat anyone anywhere and u better respect that! David is ugly monkey! Criss is the best!!!!!!!

August 25 2008 at 7:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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