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WATCH: Meet the magnetic boy who can stick spoons, forks to his skin

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ANKARA: A video has surfaced of a boy on internet, dubbed magnetic youngster, who has the ability to stick forks, spoons and other similar metals to his chest and back.

In what appears to be an unusual act, when he lets go of them, instead of dropping to the floor, they stay in place.

He is 9-year-old Mehmet Sumbul who lives with his parents, Huseyin and Aysu, in the city of Antalya on south-western coast of Turkey, reported the DailyStar.

They said they realised their son had the special ability when he tried it one day after watching a man do a similar stunt on television.

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Mehmet told local media that his body can also do the same trick with screws, metal ashtrays, mobile phones and other objects that contain metal.

He told reporters: “I am seen as a strange person. When I’m angry, my magnetic field becomes stronger.

“Now I have a fork and a spoon on my body, I feel like a magnet.”

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Many mainstream scientists however believe that it is in fact nothing more than unusually greasy skin.

His dad Huseyin said: “He can attract any type of small kitchenware. I haven’t taken him to the hospital because he has no health issues.

“He is doing well at school and is good at sports too.”

The phenomenon is sometimes referred to as “human magnetism” and some have said they can also attract other types of materials, such as glass, porcelain, wood or plastic.

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Video courtesy: The DailyStar

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