Monday, July 11, 2011

A Human Magnet in Brazil?

Brazilian boy attracts metal objects

Jul 09 2011

SAO PAULO — An 11-year-old boy in Brazil's northeastern city of Mossoro has drawn attention with his purportedly magnet-like qualities.

The Globo TV network broadcast images of Paulo David Amorim demonstrating how forks, knives, scissors, cooking pans, cameras and other metal objects seem drawn to his body and remain stuck on his chest, stomach and back.

The boy's father told Globo that he decided to test his son after learning of a boy in Croatia with a similar ability. Junior Amorim says he was surprised to find "a fork and knife stuck to his body."

The youth says classmates call him "magnet boy."

Dr. Dix-Sept Rosado Sobrinho told Globo it is the first time in his 30-year career that he has seen a case like this.

So far no one has come forward with an explanation. No scars indicate he may have had a magnet implanted in his body. Instead of metal objects being drawn to the boy's body why doesn't the boy stick to metal objects like cars, steel girder, etc.?

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