Longest time spent in a sub-zero ice cube -
Hezi Din sets world record
TEL AVIV, Israel--Israeli magician Hezi Din,
29, spent 64 hours inside an 8-tonne block of ice, until he
was cut out -setting the new world record for the Longest
time spent in a sub-zero ice cube. Hezi Dean, 29, had himself sealed into
a specially constructed transparent ice cube in Tel Aviv's
Rabin Square, where he apparently stayed for nearly three
days wearing just jeans and a thin T-shirt.
At the stroke of the New Year, assistants cut
open the ice block and removed a weak-looking Dean, taking
him straight to a waiting ambulance, according to an AFP photographer.
Some 200 onlookers celebrated the arrival
of the new decade with Dean, many of the them carrying signs
-- from the encouraging "Hezi the great," to the more practical
"Don't die Hezi Dean."
Twenty-nine-year old, Hezi Dean from Israel, stands inside
ice blocks / AFP (enlarge
In 2000, American magician David Blaine
spent 63 hours in an ice cube above New York's Times Square.
The stunt was called "Frozen
in Time" and tubes supplied Blaine with air and water,
while another removed his urine.
In a documentary that followed the act,
Blaine said he could not walk for a month and had no plans
to ever perform a feat of the same difficulty again. The previous Guinness world record for the
time spent in a sub-zero ice cube was set by American
magician David Blaine, who spent 58 hours in an ice
cube in 2000 in New York's Times Square. Related world records: Longest
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