London: A six-year-old Croatian boy has astounded his family and locals in his home village near Koprivnica with his ability to stick metal objects to his body.
When Ivan takes off his shirt, he is able to stick metallic objects such as spoons, mobile phones and even frying pans to his limbs and torso.
In total, his family says, he can carry up to 25kg of metal stuck to his torso.
“I have no problem to hold metal objects, but eventually I get tired,” the Daily Mail quoted Ivan as saying.
But that isn`t the end to Ivan`s unusual talents.
According to his family, Ivan has also used his ``healing`` hands to alleviate stomach pains for his grandfather Ivo and is credited with soothing the pain of a neighbour who hurt his leg in a tractor accident.
Ivo said that when his grandson laid his hands on his stomach, they became extremely hot and the pain simply went away.
“When something hurts us, we ask Ivan to put his hands on the sore and the pain disappears in a flash,`` said Dragica.
If that wasn`t enough, it is also claimed Ivan is much stronger than other children his age and is able to easily carry bags of cement as heavy as 50lb.