An Indian mystic who regularly walks across red hot coals and broken glass has today withdrawn from an attempt to walk across an 11 ft pit of lego.
"I have thought long and hard about this challenge and I've realised that walking across lego is more dangerous and painful than childbirth or a paper cut in the web between your finger and thumb. So dangerous is the stunt that I was refused insurance"
David Blaine is rumoured to be preparing for an attempt in the Autumn, to walk across a smaller 6ft pit of lego. Most commentators and members of the magic circle claim that the smaller pit may be more managable from a pain perspective but still has its dangers.
Marco DiMarco, Blaine's manager has noted "the smaller pit is psychologically easy to attempt but the threat of serious injury is still there, as anyone who has stood on an upright 2x4 brick will tell you the pain is excruiating and the risk of lameness is severe"
In recent weeks the severity of the task has been highlighted by the US army using "Legowalking" as a replacement for waterboarding in it's arsenal of torture tools, and calls by the UN to ban the use of Lego pits and Lego landmines in modern warfare.