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Magnetic man's body attracts 50 spoons

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 01:48

Dec. 15 - In bid to set a new Guinness world record, 39 -year-old Georgian sports coach balances 50 spoons on his body in an apparent feat of magnetic attraction. Elly Park reports.

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Etibar Elchyev from Georgia wants to proof that human magnetism is not a Hollywood spoof. Under the watchful eye of the Georgian Guinness Book of Records Commission, the former kick-boxing coach balanced metal spoons on his body. In his bid to set a new world record Elchyev balanced a staggering 50 spoons around his neck and chest, shattering the old record of 27. And he claims that there's more. SOUNDBITE: Record Challenger, Etibar Elchyev, saying (Russian) "I am pleased with today's results, but I am not in a hurry to lay all my cards on the table immediately, as soon as you do it, everything is over." And to show that his magnetic quality is not limited to just spoons, the 39-year-old balanced something much heavier - a man seated on a car bonnet, on his chest, for almost 27 seconds. But is human magnetism real? According to Gia Sulakvelidze, the head of the alternative medicine department at the Tbilisi Cardiology Clinic, it is. SOUNDBITE: Gia Sulakvelidze, Commission Member and Head of Alternative Medicine Department in Tbilisi Cardiology Clinic, saying (Georgian) "This phenomena is not rare, even if you have a look in the Internet you would see a lot of similar things. There was one record of balancing 17 spoons on the face by a little boy Caissie and a few others. They are called 'magnet people'." Elchyev claims that he discovered his talent less than a year ago. The record challenger has to wait though, for the conformation of the results from the International Commission of The Guinness Book of Records. Elly Park, Reuters.

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Magnetic man's body attracts 50 spoons

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 01:48