Las Vegas - David Blaine is preparing himself for the greatest stunt of his career. In three days, if all goes well, he plans to hang upside-down by his testicles from the famous Las Vegas landmark the Stratosphere tower.
When the stunt was announced by his agent Benny Bupkes on CNN Blaine visibly flinched. Later he told newsmen that he had been surprised by the announcement and confided that this was the first time he had heard of it. Blaine admits that he did casually mention to Bupkes "the idea of hanging by his tonsils at one time, but that is about as far as things went."
Blaine's wife says that his hearing declined rapidly after their marriage and blames it on previous stunts such as full-immersion in ice water. She is concerned that he may suffer further hearing loss from stunts in the future.
Surprisingly, the daredevil has offered to hang from his cuticles from the Stratosphere for half the cost of hanging by his testicles. Stratosphere representatives are insisting on the original terms of agreement however.
Former manager Benny Bupkes, now event manager for Circus Circus, is enthusiastic over the event and says that this could be Blaine's biggest stunt ever!
Blaine is training by soaking his scrotum in salt water while watching the classic Richard Harris movie A Man Called Horse and shouting "HooYahhhhhhhh!!!!! HooYahhhhhhhh!!!!!! HooYahhhhhhhh!!!!!!"