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Do metal items stick magnetically to “Magnet Boy”?

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A six-year-old Croatian schoolboy Ivan Stoiljkovic has a magnetic personality and astounds people with his magnetic body. He can stick metallic objects such as spoons, mobile phones and even frying pans to his body. In total, his family says, he can carry up to 25kg (almost four stones) of metal stuck to his torso. But they say his talents don’t end there. It is claimed he has “healing hands” which he uses to ease pain. Grandfather Ivo said when he was having pains in his stomach; Ivan laid his hands on his body. They became extremely hot and the pain went away.

This can't just be a talent, (not a talent at all indeed) , then how he has these abilities ? Does it have something to do with Static electricity ?

Source: http://www.thenewstribe.com/2011/05/14/croatian-boy-with-magnetic-body/#.UIeICsXA-uZ

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Wow... I didn't know that. Perhaps, he has swallowed a large magnet (look at his belly) or he's an X-Man (Magneto) or the photo is a fraud (I think so). I'll try to google about these stuffs. Anyways, +1 –  Crazy Buddy Oct 23 '12 at 13:46
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Double sided tape. As for the healing, Google for "placebo effect". –  John Rennie Oct 23 '12 at 13:47
    
@JohnRennie: Yeah... You're right. That makes sense. He He :-) –  Crazy Buddy Oct 23 '12 at 13:54
    
@EnergyNumbers: No. Perhaps, This magic is based upon Physics. –  Crazy Buddy Oct 23 '12 at 14:26
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I would almost say that the photo looks shopped! Also, judging by the size of the boy, the amount of sweat he produces and/or the adhesives they're using surely help the household items stick to him. –  Dmitry Brant Oct 23 '12 at 16:36

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Whoo, Problem solved... As I've already mentioned, It's a FRAUD. There are other people like this young lady who says that she has got so may positive & negative charges. Adding to that small kiddo.

These people could also attach some plastics or wood objects and even a rubber where magnetic fields don't take place at normal conditions (you require a good value of Teslas for that). However, when these magnetic people have been tested, there's no evidence of a magnetic field being produced. One thing should be noted that, "All these people are using their skin (body surface) to do their astonishingly smart magic activity. They should've done it with clothes in order to prove it. They don't require some nudeness... My sources say that, It's completely based upon FRICTION.

A good image as PROOF:

An Image for that

This could be noted in that boy's photography either...

Reference: http://sciencebasedlife.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/are-there-really-magnetic-people/)

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I must encourage people to visit the link in this answer and view the video of James Randi debunking this on television. The "magnetic" ability disappears when he applies talcum powder to their skin. –  Ladadadada Mar 12 at 21:12