Attractive Brazilian boy amazes

2011-07-10 16:41

Johannesburg - A Brazilian child has been dubbed Magnet Boy after it was discovered that metal objects cling to his skin when placed near him, it was reported on Sunday.

Paolo David, 11, first discovered that his body appeared to behave like a magnet when his father asked him to fetch a knife and fork, and the implements stuck to his body.

Paolo's body has since attracted scissors, spoons and even large casserole pots.

Doctors have admitted they are stumped as to why metal objects are attracted to the boy.

It was not just metal attracted to the youngster, with China plates and TV remote controls also sticking to this body.

But scientists say the phenomenon has nothing to do with "magnetic attraction" and instead relates to simple skin friction, with very smooth surfaces of any material often able to adhere to bare skin (such as belongs to hairless young boys), especially on hot days when sticky sweat is added to the mix.


A six-year-old boy from Croatia is also attracting curiosity from his family and friends because of his magnetic attraction.

Reports said that Ivan Stoiljkovic has the ability to stick metallic objects to his body, including spoons, mobile phones,
The boy, who lives with his family in a remote village near Koprivnica, is reportedly able to carry up to 25kg of metal stuck to his torso at a time.

Ivan showcased his unusual ability to a group of local journalists when he took off his shirt and stuck metallic objects, including cutlery, a frying pan and two dumbbells to his body. Surprisingly, all the objects stuck.

His family also claim that aside from his magnetic attraction, Ivan has healing abilities as well and was able to cure his grandfather's stomach pains and healed a neighbour's leg that was hurt in a tractor accident.

Ivo Stoiljkovic, Ivan's grandfather said he was suffering from stomach pain when the boy laid his hands on it. Ivo said Ivan's hand became extremely hot and took away his pain.

  • MoZaHo - 2011-07-10 16:45

    Magneto? Is that you?

  • Alfred - 2011-07-11 04:52

    I see news24 has sunk to the level of a trashy tabloid. Ask any magician/illusionist about this trick or go to any rationalist/skeptic/scientific website like for information on this trick.

  • Melissa S - 2011-07-11 15:13

    LOL... X-men hier kom ons....

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