Video: Israeli Magician Breaks David Blaine’s Record Time In Ice In Tel Aviv On New Year’s


ice-record-israel[Video below.] Compared to Israeli magician Chezi Dayan, David Blaine leaves us cold. The Middle Eastern illusionist spent 66 hours in an eight-ton block of ice, three hours longer than Blaine managed in a similar condition nine years ago.

Dayan was sealed into the custom-made ice cube in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.

“My aim is that at two or three in the morning, people on their way home from a night out will say, ‘Come, let’s go to the square and see if that loony is in his ice,'” Dayan told Haaretznewspaper before embarking on his three-day freeze.

The 29-year-old withstood three days of freezing cold wearing nothing more than jeans and a T-shirt.

When the New Year struck, Dayan’s assistants cut him out of the ice and the magician was escorted to a waiting ambulance.

Hundreds of fans celebrated the turn of the decade alongside Dayan. A number of them reportedly carried signs that said things like “Chezi the great,” and “Don’t die Chezi Dayan.”

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.

Click below for a video of Chezi being cut out of the ice:

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