David Blaine

Briefs, October 7, 2012

US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts. Photo: AFP

Terror suspects in court after UK extradition

Sunday, 7 October, 2012, 2:58am

Feeling the rush

Magician and endurance artist David Blaine hangs upside down in New York City's Central Park. Blaine said he would stay in that position for 60 hours. Simple as it may sound, the stunt could easily have killed him, doctors said. The constant rush of blood to his brain for so many hours could have left him blind, or worse, given him a stroke.

25 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Larry King Live: The David Blaine Interview

CNNI, 5pm

6 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Mid-air drama captivates public

Visitors to London have enjoyed a very strange sight recently next door to Tower Bridge. Some people have tried to ignore what has been going on and walk past without comment. Others have stopped and stared in amazement while a few spoilsports have shouted abuse and thrown eggs and tomatoes.

29 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Out of his box

DAVID BLAINE'S starvation stunt aimed to test the 30-year-old American showman's legendary powers of endurance, by overcoming the harsh, degenerative physical and mental effects of living on water alone for 44 days. A mighty challenge, indeed. But the New Yorker did not reckon on another, more sinister trial: winning over a deeply cynical and bawdy British public.

21 Oct 2003 - 12:00am