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David Blaine - fast magic?
11 Feb 2013, 15:38

Sorry I couldn't resist the topic title, but this is actually a serious piece of research, based on DB as subject, into the effects of (and dangers of) refeeding after a prolonged (44 day) fast - the one he carried out in a perspex box hanging over the Thames in September 2003.

Probably (hopefully?) no real lessons for us non-magical fasters, I imagine it is of more use for those treating victims of near-starvation. It's nice that some useful research came out of the stunt anyway!
Re: David Blaine - fast magic?
12 Feb 2013, 15:07
Would be more interesting if it covered exactly what happened during the hour a day that the box was totally covered in a black clothe and a "service crane" checked it : otherwise known as he had a food and toilet break.
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