Brazil 11-year-old boy seems to attract metal objects
SAO PAULO (AP) – An 11-year-old boy in Brazil’s northeastern city of Mossoro is drawing attention with his purportedly magnet-like qualities.
The Globo TV network has broadcast images of Paulo David Amorim demonstrating how forks, knives, scissors, cooking pans, cameras and other metal objects seem drawn to his body and remain stuck on his chest, stomach and back.
The boy’s father tells Globo that he decided to test his son after learning of a boy in Croatia with a similar ability. Junior Amorim says he was surprised to find “a fork and knife stuck to his body.”
The youth says classmates call him “magnet boy.”
Dr. Dix-Sept Rosado Sobrinho tells Globo it is the first time in his 30-year career that he has seen a case like this.
Calif. man celebrates ‘Odd Day’
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) – A San Francisco Bay-area man is calling on people to do some odd things on Saturday – 7/9/11 – one of only six dates this century that features three consecutive odd numbers.
Ron Gordon, a retired Redwood City teacher, has set up a website to celebrate the date, which he has dubbed “Odd Day.” Among his recommendations: doing odds and ends, rooting for the odds-on-favorite and watching the “Odd Couple.”
Gordon says he has been fascinated with curious dates since he wrote a check in 1981 and noticed that the date, 9/9/81, was coming up. That led to his first Square Root Day.
Other such days then followed, with Gordon turning to the Web to promote them and offering cash prizes to people who do something special to commemorate them.