Posted Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 2:06 PM
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A literally shocking new stunt from magician David Blaine.
Clad in a chainmail bodysuit, Blaine will spend three days and nights standing in the middle of 1-million volts of electric currents streamed by Tesla coils. "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On" will be open to the public at New York City's Pier 54 and stream live over YouTube. Additionally, viewing stations will be available in London, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney, where onlookers will be able to control the coils.
Previous stunts had Blaine hanging high above Central Park for 60 hours, encased in a block of ice for 63 hours, and being buried alive for a week in a see-through coffin, but he says "Electrified" is "one of the craziest things that I ever dreamed up, and I don't know how I could go beyond it."