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The Lycos 50 Blog: News from the Pop Culture Fast Lane
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
David Blaines Blind Risk

Illusionist and daredevil David Blaine began a 60-hour stint on September 22 hanging upside down over New York's Central Park. Blaine, 35, was hoisted by his heels over the park's Wollmann ice rink, and will stay there, dangling from a wire, until late on September 24. Reports claim the magician looks at ease while dangling upside down, attached at the torso and at two steel clips linking his boots to the wire. The trick is inspired by Blaine's great hero Harry Houdini who amazed New York crowds by hanging upside down from skyscrapers and cranes. Blaine has set his goal at 60-hours, which professionals have expressed concerned about the effect of stress on Blaine’s internal organs and blood circulation. Hanging upside down for a long time increases blood pressure in the head, especially in the eyes, this could lead to blindness. He is not eating, but is taking liquid through a straw, and is able to urinate through a catheter. He regularly frees one leg, so that he is hanging only by the other, then uses that limb to help rebalance, briefly raising his head a little nearer to a horizontal position. “This is the most difficult for sure. The others, you could get into them soon after the start, but this one is tough from the get-go,” Blaine said after being lowered to head level for an interview.


Posted by lycos50 at 11:12 AM EDT

Monday, 29 September 2008 - 5:22 AM EDT

Name: "beruang"
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nice info

Tuesday, 14 October 2008 - 6:33 PM EDT

Name: "Wii"
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I don't mean to be horrible, but everything he's done is really stupid, and he's bound to get health problems.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 12:19 PM EDT

Name: "ajmingram"

He annoys me.

Sunday, 23 November 2008 - 12:36 PM EST

Name: "SIA Training"
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SIA License SIA Training wrote:


The police department always act in favour of national security and even use CCTV license equipment when stunts are being done.

Go blaney, well done!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008 - 3:16 PM EST

Name: "offensive t shirts"
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David Blaine does some very cool card tricks and random street tricks from a video I saw where he randomly walked up to people and performed tricks but his public planned stunts are not as cool in my eyes. This stunt got some poor publicity as I read he was taking some long bathroom breaks and other things.

Saturday, 3 January 2009 - 12:45 AM EST

Name: "SIA Training"
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I heard David Blane was on Get Licensed SIA Licence training course.

SIA Training is helpful....Hope you passed your SIA exam.


Sunday, 15 January 2012 - 10:41 AM EST

Name: "sany simson"
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I love his trickes.

Sunday, 24 November 2013 - 5:41 AM EST

Name: "Sinusitis Treatment Australia"
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Sinusitis  located in the actual cheeks (maxillary), brow (frontal) and also throughout the little brown eyes (ethmoidal).

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