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Sep 19, 2008, 04:31 AM
Authors : Daniel
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Post date : Sep 19, 2008, 04:31 AM
American illusionist David Blaine has performed some crazy stunts.
He's been buried alive and frozen in a block of ice.
He once spent 35 hours standing atop a wind-blasted pillar, he stayed underwater for a week, and he lived in a box for 44 days without food or other nutrients.
His latest challenge is to hang upside down from a thin wire for three days,
five storeys above the streets of New York.
It's a test of nerve, endurance and dignity - and it seems awfully familiar.
Perhaps Mr Blaine was inspired by the UK's Herbert Crossman, who earlier this week dangled by his feet from a crane in Trafalgar Square.
The appropriately named Mr Crossman, a 60-year-old security company boss, was protesting against the country's tax regime.
The public, he claimed, are 'haemorrhaging money' - and to illustrate his point, cash fell out of his pockets, though into strategically placed buckets below, not into the needy hands of his fellow beleaguered taxpayers.

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