Serbian Parents Claim Their 7-Year-Old Boy Is Magnetic (Video)

BogdanBenjamin Radford writes in Discovery News:

A 7-year-old Serbian boy named Bogdan is making international news for an apparently paranormal (though not terribly useful) ability.

According to several sources including MSNBC and The Daily Mail, Bogdan is magnetic. Household objects such as spoons, knives and forks cling to his skin with almost supernatural ease. The idea that a person could generate a strong magnetic field is bizarre, but what’s even stranger is that other things stick to him too, such as small plates, small flat glass objects and even a remote control.

Bogdan is only the latest in a long line of people who have claimed this ability. Yet there is no evidence that Bogdan, or anyone else, is “magnetic.”

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26 Comments on "Serbian Parents Claim Their 7-Year-Old Boy Is Magnetic (Video)"

  1. Rex Vestri | Feb 26, 2011 at 11:24 pm |

    Seems to me he’s just an oily-skinned little butterball kid.
    Smooth, hairless skin + junk food byproduct ooze coming out his pores = objects stick! Imagine that!

  2. Rex Vestri | Feb 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm |

    Seems to me he’s just an oily-skinned little butterball kid.
    Smooth, hairless skin + junk food byproduct ooze coming out his pores = objects stick! Imagine that!

  3. this is an old trick I think most of the world is familiar with…?? not msnbc though I guess.
    it’s caused by the skin and has nothing to do with magnetism or electricity. flat objects can press very close to the skin due to the abnormally smooth skin of some people. try stick a metal ball to him or something with a rough surface and it will fall right off. high powered cameras used by dermatologists can show the cause instantly.

  4. this is an old trick I think most of the world is familiar with…?? not msnbc though I guess.
    it’s caused by the skin and has nothing to do with magnetism or electricity. flat objects can press very close to the skin due to the abnormally smooth skin of some people. try stick a metal ball to him or something with a rough surface and it will fall right off. high powered cameras used by dermatologists can show the cause instantly.

  5. He is sticky. Sticky children are not potential superheroes, they are the norm.

  6. He is sticky. Sticky children are not potential superheroes, they are the norm.

  7. justagirl | Feb 27, 2011 at 12:49 am |

    leans back… attaches to young moobs. the kid really does have his own magnetic field.

  8. justagirl | Feb 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm |

    leans back… attaches to young moobs. the kid really does have his own magnetic field.

  9. Heh, fat greasy kid can stick– oh wait other people already said that…

    They say he’s “magnetic” and ceramic plates stick to him… ok?

    Maybe they are just using the wrong word.. maybe he has a high gravitational field from his mass.

  10. Heh, fat greasy kid can stick– oh wait other people already said that…

    They say he’s “magnetic” and ceramic plates stick to him… ok?

    Maybe they are just using the wrong word.. maybe he has a high gravitational field from his mass.

    • Weekendsvanatta | Feb 27, 2011 at 4:23 am |

      damn shoulda read below before I tried the sticky fatty comment… oh well….

  11. Kali23Yuga | Feb 27, 2011 at 4:25 am |

    Damn. The actual X-men are gonna suck.

  12. Kali23Yuga | Feb 27, 2011 at 12:25 am |

    Damn. The actual X-men are gonna suck.

  13. Word Eater | Feb 27, 2011 at 6:36 am |

    I saw Randi debunk one of these with baby powder.

  14. Word Eater | Feb 27, 2011 at 2:36 am |

    I saw Randi debunk one of these with baby powder.

  15. Weekendsvanatta | Feb 27, 2011 at 8:21 am |

    fatty is sticky. far out

  16. Weekendsvanatta | Feb 27, 2011 at 4:21 am |

    fatty is sticky. far out

  17. Weekendsvanatta | Feb 27, 2011 at 8:23 am |

    damn shoulda read below before I tried the sticky fatty comment… oh well….

  18. Wow. That’s not even a decent fluff piece. MSNBC – the other networks are laughing at you.

  19. Wow. That’s not even a decent fluff piece. MSNBC – the other networks are laughing at you.

  20. This video is no proof at all: all items are placed with their thicker ends up above his chest, so they won’t naturally drop, besides the boy bending back a bit to prevent those items from dropping. The only larger item that is placed a bit more down on the belly is the pan, the handle of which is outside the picture, so he or someone could easily have supported it using their hands. Take care you don’t get sued for child pornography (I guess you’re in the U.S.), this boy is half naked!

  21. This video is no proof at all: all items are placed with their thicker ends up above his chest, so they won’t naturally drop, besides the boy bending back a bit to prevent those items from dropping. The only larger item that is placed a bit more down on the belly is the pan, the handle of which is outside the picture, so he or someone could easily have supported it using their hands. Take care you don’t get sued for child pornography (I guess you’re in the U.S.), this boy is half naked!

  22. WhiteRose | Feb 27, 2011 at 11:40 am |

    Give that boy a plastic spoon….

  23. WhiteRose | Feb 27, 2011 at 7:40 am |

    Give that boy a plastic spoon….

  24. Scarlettxxxjade | Feb 28, 2011 at 2:38 am |

    I can prop a plate on my breasts. Where’s my MSNBC interview? What’s next, a pregnant woman resting a bowl of ice cream on her belly? *gasp*

  25. Scarlettxxxjade | Feb 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm |

    I can prop a plate on my breasts. Where’s my MSNBC interview? What’s next, a pregnant woman resting a bowl of ice cream on her belly? *gasp*

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