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   CaliforniaMama  Wednesday May 16 02:29 PM

May 16, 2012 - Real Life Super Heroes (?)


Okay, so he is the most flexible guy around. How does that make him a super hero?

Magnetic man

Stuff sticks to this guy and so strong is the attraction that he put an iron plate on his belly, attached a hook with chain and pulled a car 20 meters.

Okay, so maybe this guy could come in handy.

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xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday May 16 02:50 PM

Sigh... the difference between freaks and Super Heroes... or any kind of heroes... has been blurred by "reality" TV.

newtimer  Thursday May 17 10:09 AM

Who keeps their iron on a chain?

infinite monkey  Thursday May 17 10:10 AM

He stole it from the counter at the First Third Iron Bank, FDIC.

Happy Monkey  Thursday May 17 11:54 AM

The Iron Bank of Braavos?

dmg1969  Thursday May 17 12:50 PM

If he's THAT magnetic, why does he need a band for his watch? Can't he just stick the watch face to his wrist?

classicman  Thursday May 17 01:28 PM

Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
Who keeps their iron on a chain?
Who attaches bricks to their iron?

Sheldonrs  Thursday May 17 02:22 PM

I saw a TV show a while back with the magneto guy. They found no evidence that he was magnetic. His skin is just sticky from the oil and sweat.

classicman  Thursday May 17 02:46 PM

Since the cats out of the bag ...

Liew Thow Lin (Chinese: 劉少林) of Malaysia is known as the "Magnet Man" (Chinese: 磁人),[1] or "Mr. Magnet"[2] because he has the ability to stick metal objects to his body.

Liew has performed in many charity events showing his ability.[citation needed] He can make metal objects, weighing up to 2 kg each, up to 36 kg total,[2] stick to his skin. He has also pulled a car using this ability.[3]

Liew's ability is not due to any source of magnetism. Scientists from Malaysia's University of Technology found no magnetic field in Lin's body, but did determine that his skin exhibits very high levels of friction,[2] providing a "suction effect".[3]
The trait appears to be genetic, appearing in Lin's three grandchildren.[2]

Sundae  Thursday May 17 03:03 PM

Suction Man!
He can come round and hoover my rug anytime, the old superhero.

infinite monkey  Thursday May 17 03:12 PM

I was like wtf is skin friction. Well I'll be a monkey's aunt...found this article:

The skin over most of the body is relatively smooth. 'Friction Ridges', however, are found on the digits, palms and soles. They are called 'friction' ridges because of their biological function to assist in our ability to grasp and hold onto objects. They have been compared to fine lines found in corduroy, however unlike corduroy, ridges vary in length and width, branch off, end suddenly and, for the most part, flow in concert with each other to form distinct patterns. The ridge path can sometimes be quite much so as to show what appears to be individual ridge "units" present on the volar surface. There are approximately 2,700 ridge "units" per square inch of friction skin. Each ridge "unit" corresponds to one primary epidermal ridge (glandular fold) formed directly beneath each pore opening.

xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 18 12:32 AM

Originally Posted by dmg1969 View Post
If he's THAT magnetic, why does he need a band for his watch? Can't he just stick the watch face to his wrist?

classicman  Friday May 18 01:06 AM

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
With the shit they're calling stainless these days, it probably would be magnetic.

SPUCK  Friday May 18 05:54 AM

Of course since the background is flat black he could be lying on his back and we'd never know.

ZenGum  Friday May 18 08:48 AM

I'd like to see him try to get on a plane like that.

Sundae  Friday May 18 11:43 AM

On his back?

Undertoad  Friday May 18 02:27 PM

This is a repeat from October 2001!

monster  Friday May 18 10:35 PM

Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
I'd like to see him try to get on a plane like that.
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
On his back?
On a treadmill!

SPUCK  Monday May 21 06:23 AM

In an ambulance! Riding a chicken. Holding a baby's arm.

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