Liew Thow Lin of Malaysia is known as the “Magnet Man”, or “Mr. Magnet” because he has the capability to attract metallic objects to his whole body.

Lin has conducted shows in many charitable organisation displaying his capability. He can make steel things, with a weight of up to 2kg each, up to 36 kg complete, adhere to his torso. He has also drawn a car using this capability.

Lin’s capability is not due to any resource of magnetism in his body. Researchers from Malaysia’s School of Technological innovation discovered no attractive area in Lin’s body, but did figure out that his skin displays very high level of friction, offering a “suction effect”. The power or whatever mutation seems to be inherited, showing in Lin’s three kids and two grand kids.

Lin was presented on the second show of the Discovery Channel’s One Step Beyond.

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