Saturday, August 20, 2011
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - People 17
The Magnetic Boy - Paulo David Amorim
An 11-year-old boy has been attracting worldwide attention... and a load of metal implements.
Knives, forks, spoons, scissors and even large saucepans all seem to stick to Paulo David Amorim, a Brazilian boy who claims to have magnet-type qualities.
His friends have nicknamed him 'Magnet Boy,' while his astonished doctor says he has never seen anything like it in 30 years as a physician
The boy’s father told local TV station 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.'
Paulo seems to take his bizarre ability in his stride, letting his father load his up his front and back with metal, rather like a game of Buckaroo.'In school, everyone asks me to put things on my body, they think it is a trick,' Paulo said.Thankfully his magnetism is not deemed a health risk.
'We can see that there is a certain adhesiveness, that he does manage to make several objects stick to his body, some of which are pretty heavy, but it is not completely out of the ordinary,' his doctor Dix-Sept Rosado Sobrinho told TV Globo.
So is he really 'Magnetic'?Read and see the full story on MFS , with videoclip.