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US Magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York, October 05, 2012.
NBC News and news services: Magician David Blaine's latest stunt boasts lots of high-voltage snap, crackle and pop — but experts say he'll be safe from electrocution as long as he wears his chain-mail suit and metal headgear.
The show at Manhattan's Pier 54 calls for 1 million volts of electricity to flow from one Tesla coil to another, across his metal-clad body — for 72 hours, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday. He's going without food and without a good night's sleep, with electricity crackling around him constantly. Read the full story.