There is no such thing as a magnetic man

Magnetic people have been debunked OVER and OVER. This is a gimmick. The dude has sticky skin.

The most attractive man in the world – Yahoo!7.

A 42-year-old Georgian man has broken the world record for being the most attractive man on the planet.

Etibar Elchiyev, called the ‘Magnet Man’ broke his own Guinness World Record for having the most spoons stuck on the human body – a record he created himself in December 2011.

53 spoons.

I don’t know why this is news now, except, as our tipster says, it’s silly season.

There is no such thing as a “magnet man”. Here is the trick: Magnet People: How Do They Work? – CSI.

Now, where’s the talcum powder, this guy needs a dousing.

Tip: Graham Donald
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  6 comments for “There is no such thing as a magnetic man

  1. December 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Sooo … next time you are at a family gathering, teach them a little about magnetism. Get two ball bearings. One is a neodynium magnet. The other is a plain ball bearing, or a marble. Find a foot and a half of copper pipe that allows the balls to just pass through.

    Now, you say, I have two balls here. This one is lighter: see how fast it passes through the pipe! (less than a second).

    So this other one … it’s heavier, will it go faster?

    The magnet will fall super-slowly, because of the magnetic field. It’s really spooky.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnY9u8TfFKI

    Fun stuff!

    Then bring out the “rail gun” … magnetic bearings on an aluminum track.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoHGGZfERE0

    You could stick a couple of spoons to yourself too, just for jollies. I think the best way to counteract nonsense is to make it into a magic trick, teach people to do it! Plus it’s rather fun at get-togethers, which tend to be boring otherwise.

  2. Peter Robinson
    December 30, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    I spotted this on the BBC News website and nearly sent it in. Sadly the BBC report was lacking in a skeptical perspective and I am going to drop them a complaint using the link above to show where they went wrong. It really is so infuriating when reporters fail as journalists and peddle nonsense.

  3. December 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Has anyone explained to this guy that most tableware isn’t magnetic?

  4. One Eyed Jack
    January 1, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    To me, it’s intuitive that these are “stuck” to his skin by adhesion, not magnetism. The slight incline and weight distribution allow them to stay in place. Are there really people that do not see this?

  5. bah
    January 2, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    He beat the record and didn’t even have one on his nose -.-

  6. ZombyWoof
    January 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    I would like to see him do this after rubbing talcum powder on his body. Then we’ll see just how “magnetic” he is.

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