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(Huffington Post)   Mastered the art of lying on a bed of nails? What to do next? Learn to lie on a bed of ONE nail   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 29
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2014-07-25 02:49:02 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-25 04:19:00 PM  
What about an erect third leg?
 
2014-07-25 04:26:52 PM  
When he can masters the art lying on a bed of ONE nail on his stomach, call me.
 
2014-07-25 04:32:23 PM  
Deborah Foreman already figured this out in 1985.

/as Susan Decker in Real Genius
 
2014-07-25 04:32:55 PM  
Nailed it!
 
2014-07-25 04:36:27 PM  
thumbs.newschoolers.com
 
2014-07-25 04:37:40 PM  

karnal: When he can masters the art lying on a bed of ONE nail on his stomach, call me.


2.bp.blogspot.com
Like this?

Did I hit the nail on the head?
www.whatsonxiamen.com
 
2014-07-25 04:38:20 PM  
I think I'll stick to getting hammered.
 
2014-07-25 04:42:09 PM  
I've met the man.  He is a nut.
 
2014-07-25 04:47:32 PM  
How can that happen? I would think the full weight of the body would just pierce right through you.
 
2014-07-25 04:48:00 PM  
One nail could still be brad.
 
2014-07-25 05:06:24 PM  
Bed of nail.
 
2014-07-25 05:11:48 PM  

whosits_112: How can that happen? I would think the full weight of the body would just pierce right through you.


It can't -- there is a trick.

Likely a flesh-colored pad of some sort, placed on his back or stomach by himself or one of his assistants via misdirection.
 
2014-07-25 05:17:14 PM  
There once was a man from St Paul's
Who toured the music halls
His favourite trick
Was to stand on his prick
And roll off the stage on his balls
 
2014-07-25 05:29:56 PM  

IC Stars: whosits_112: How can that happen? I would think the full weight of the body would just pierce right through you.

It can't -- there is a trick.

Likely a flesh-colored pad of some sort, placed on his back or stomach by himself or one of his assistants via misdirection.


You can do it, like everything it just requires practice.  You have to learn how to stand on a nail, and then sit on a nail, before you can finally lay on one.
 
2014-07-25 06:02:38 PM  

Bludyard: I've met the man.  He is a nut.


He's got a screw loose for sure.
 
2014-07-25 06:04:18 PM  
Lay the nail on its side?
 
2014-07-25 06:53:28 PM  
colon_pow would never try that.
 
2014-07-25 06:53:50 PM  
And when was your last tetanus shot?
 
2014-07-25 06:59:38 PM  
Mastered the art of lying on a bed...

Yes.

...of nails?

Oh. No.
 
2014-07-25 07:25:04 PM  
Dumbass tag is more like it, but if that's what he likes, go for it.
 
2014-07-25 07:53:47 PM  
That's Bill farking Clinton.
 
2014-07-25 09:45:47 PM  
blogs.telegraph.co.uk
An entire bed of nails?  That's an extravagance!
 
2014-07-25 10:12:05 PM  
Pft, amateur. I do one better than that - I can lie on a bed of ZERO nails.

All night.

I even fall asleep.

Loser.
 
2014-07-25 10:31:38 PM  
Wow. I was called up on stage with this guy once at a county fair. He taught me how to stick a toothpick in my nose. Then he gave me a nose flute.
 
2014-07-25 10:55:47 PM  
Lying on a bed of nails? I can't even exaggerate mildly on a bed of nails.

Porous Horace: There once was a man from St Paul's
Who toured the music halls
His favourite trick
Was to stand on his prick
And roll off the stage on his balls


Every time I read a dirty limerick I hear it in the voice of Tim McIntire who voiced the dog in A Boy and His Dog.
 
2014-07-25 11:23:42 PM  

IC Stars: whosits_112: How can that happen? I would think the full weight of the body would just pierce right through you.

It can't -- there is a trick.

Likely a flesh-colored pad of some sort, placed on his back or stomach by himself or one of his assistants via misdirection.


Please elaborate on this flesh colored pad of some sort. You sound like an expert.
 
2014-07-25 11:30:50 PM  

devilskware: IC Stars: whosits_112: How can that happen? I would think the full weight of the body would just pierce right through you.

It can't -- there is a trick.

Likely a flesh-colored pad of some sort, placed on his back or stomach by himself or one of his assistants via misdirection.

Please elaborate on this flesh colored pad of some sort. You sound like an expert.


i.huffpost.com

Fark's sakes, guys. The answer is in the article's photo.
 
2014-07-26 04:36:24 AM  
He says his ability to perform the stunt -- along with others like fire-eating, walking on glass shards, and stopping a fan with his tongue -- comes mostly from his ability to cast aside the "socially learned" fear of of pain and failure people pick up as kids.

I'm sorry but I have to call a teeny bit of BS here. I fire eat and glass walk and frankly, they don't hurt. Worst pain I've had from swallowing my torch is the equivalent of taking a sip of too hot coffee. I've gotton the occaisional tiny piece of glass in my skin from lying or walking on glass but again, BS on the "fear of pain" comment. Now I have no clue what the trick to the one nail bed of nails is, the trick to the full bed is relatively simple. However, there is a trick because physics cannot be on his side with it.
 
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