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Last Updated: Monday April 04 2005 16:31 GMT

Magicians crack ice stunt record

Arvydas Gaiciunas and his sister Diana
Two magicians proved they were the coolest illusionists by breaking the record for staying enclosed in ice.

Arvydas Gaiciunas and his sister Diana clocked up 63 hours and 31 minutes in a room made of ice, wearing only t-shirts and trousers.

The pair, from Lithuania, beat the previous record by over an hour, and went without food for the whole time.

After leaving the chilly chamber, the performers were taken to hospital where doctors said they were OK.

They pair were monitored by doctors through out the sub-zero stunt.

The previous record for the ice-block stunt was set in 2000 by David Blaine, and it was first attempted by world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini in 1922.



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