Magic man David Blaine is back with his latest stunt 'Electrified' and it is one of his most dangerous stunts yet. The whole stune is being shown through a live stream for the world to see.
Blain has been buried alive, frozen in ice, and placed in a tank for seven days, but his latest stunt is one of his most daring.
Starting on the evening of Friday, October 5, Blaine is standing on a pillar and being subjected to one million volts of electric current for 72 hours straight. The electricity is being streamed by seven metallic Telsa coils. Many of the shocks are in sync with music.
"I don't know how I could ever top this," he said at a news conference this week, as noted by ABC. "This is an overly-ambitious idea, and I'm literally shocked that it came together. This is one of the craziest things that I ever dreamed up, and I don't know how I could go beyond it."
The stunt, which is fully titled Electrified: One Million Volts Always On, is open to the public. An electrocuted Blaine can be found at Pier 54 on West 14th Street in New York City.
The event is interactive. As the event is sponsored by Intel, those who check out the stunt live can control the strength of the electrical charge that Blaine receives from Intel Ultrabooks. When visitors press DV, the charge grows stronger.
For those who can't get to New York to see Blaine's shocking new stunt, it is being live streamed on YouTube.
You can find the live stream by Clicking Here.
Blaine's stunt may remind some people of a electricity-inducing ball light, often found the Sharper Image. That's because this is how Blaine got his inspiration for the latest gig.
"I wanted to create that where I would be in the center of it," Blaine told ABC. "I imagined a sphere with static coming off to people's fingers as they touch it."
On Sunday, party musician Andrew W.K. will take over the electric keyboard that will send the electrical currents through Blaine.
As if being shocked by a million volts of electricity wasn't enough, Blaine has to stand through the entire 72 hours. He is not able to eat or drink throughout the stunt. He is also wearing a chain mail suit for protection, which weighs 27 pounds.
Here is a video of Blaine preparing for and testing out the stunt: