Meet Magneto Boy! Nikolai Claims To Be A Human Magnet After Electric Shock

Is this boy really magnetic? Or does he just have rather sticky, sweaty skin?

Certainly the video of Nikolai Kryaglyachenko gives the appearance of the 12-year-old being blessed with superpowers.

And indeed, the lad is being widely reported around the world as a living magnet with powers akin to Marvel comic book hero Magneto from X Men.

Nikolai himself claims to have become irresistible to all things metal (coins and spoons being especially attracted) after he was knocked unconscious by a huge electrical shock after he leant against a lamp post that was live from a faulty wire.

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