Video: 9-year-old Indian boy lights up bulb by touching it
There is no medical or scientific explanation as to why some people are able to light electric bulbs simply by touching.
A nine-year-old boy in India claims to be able to light an electric bulb just by touching it. Abu Thahir from Alappuzha in the Indian state of Kerala said that he discovered his "talent" when his electrician father Nazir brought home a bulb from work and it lit up as he held it.
Thahir's family said that his "skill" is genuine, and to back the claim they shot a video of him lighting an LED bulb with his bare hands and feet. However, according to reports in Daily Mail, though the family claims that his "skill" is genuine and while the video does show the bulbs lighting up, the camera never films Thahir's entire body. This means it is possible that the electricity is made to enter his body via one of his limbs and that his body is acting as a conductor, added reports.
In previous reports of 'human light bulbs', it has been claimed that a lack of sweat glands can have an impact on the ability to resist shock. However, this has not been confirmed.
Moreover, there is no medical or scientific explanation as to why some people are able to light electric bulbs simply by touching, although it has been documented on several occasions.
Speaking about Thahir, a local said, "According to his father, he bought a bulb and after returning to home, he handed it over to Thahir to keep it safely on a rack. But as soon as Thahir held it the bulb lit up. Considering it as some prank, Nazir scolded Thahir to stop, but Thahir could not."
The local added, "Shocked Nazir pressed the bulb to other parts of his body and was surprised to see the bulb lighting up every time. He considers it as a gift given by God to his son."
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