SHAFATH: LYING ON A BED OF NAILS WITH AN OVERBURDEN OF 188 KG
lies casually on a bed of nails 6 inches long, spaced at 2 inches
intervals. A similar bed is
then placed atop him with the nails pointing towards his chest.
On top of this, 34 cement blocks weighing a total of 188 kg are
placed. 5 musclemen smash the
blocks to smithereens within 2 minutes... And with that Shafath, Aranattukara, Thrissur, had
smashed the Guiness Record of Paul Evans of England.
demonstration at the Indoor Stadium, Thrissur was conducted under the
auspices of Kerala Magicians and Magic Lovers’ Association, of which he
is the general secretary. And
lest the Guiness authorities mistake the feat for a magical trick, the
entire 4-minute episode has been digitally recorded as suggested by them.
He is trying to upstage Evans with the second bed of nails and an
wife Ameetha’s encouragement was a major inspiration for the endeavour,
he says. A superintendent at
RTO office, Irinjalakkuda, he has been practicing yoga for the past 20
has shown his talents in a variety of fields: as magician, hypnotist,
ventriloquist and hatha yogi. He has staged magic shows at USA, France, England and Middle
Guiness Book recognizes his effort or not, he is happy with his own
Shefath on the bed of nails
Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi, October 13, 2002
Contributed by: Administrator
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