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Old 11-21-2014, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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OMSK, Russia, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Russian 12-year-old may become the first real-life X-Men hero after an electric shock apparently magnetized his body.

Nikolai Kryaglyachenko, 12, said he leaned on a lamppost with faulty wiring on his way home from school one day and the resulting electric shock turned him into a living magnet that attracts metal objects.



Read more: Shock gave boy X-Men villain Magneto's powers - UPI.com
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Did you watch the video? He's using barroom tricks to palm coins and stick spoons to his nose, and claiming he's a magnet.

LOL
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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The best thing is some idiot reporter bought it and made a big deal out of it. Now they have to live with probably millions of people knowing they are a moron.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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I'm actually really impressed...that Russian kids wear suits to school. I am less impressed that Russian kids confuse magnetism and sticky skin. I am surprised to learn that Russians use steel coins.

If anyone took this seriously they'd wave a magnetometer near him and quickly learn that he's not that magnetic. Of course the reporter could have brought one but "sad kid likes to pretend he's magnetic by sticking spoons to his bare chest" wouldn't get nearly as many hits.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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Where's The Amazing Randi...
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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He's hardly magnetic if non-ferrous coins and glass are attracted to him.
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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"When I woke up the next day and got out of bed, I found some coins that had been lying on the mattress had stuck to my body. Then when I was having breakfast and dropped my spoon, it stuck to my chest," the boy told Omsk TV and Radio Company.

Coins will stick to almost anyone if you leave a couple in your bed while sleeping. And most silverware in Russian homes is aluminum.
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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His grandpa taught him a magic trick. That is common for Russia, add YouTube in the mix, and we get roomers and confusion.
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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His grandpa taught him a magic trick. That is common for Russia, add YouTube in the mix, and we get roomers and confusion.
"roomers"? In whose room?
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