Hourly Breaks? Blaine's Cheating!

Onlookers unimpressed by Blaine's latest stunt
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 24, 2008 3:04 PM CDT
Both hanging upside down above Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York, Kelly Ripa interviews magician David Blaine for "Live with Regis and Kelly."   (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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(Newser) – David Blaine takes a 10-minute break every hour? "It's cheating," says an unimpressed onlooker among a crowd of 8,000 watching Blaine hang upside down in Central Park until a grand finale tonight, the New York Daily News reports. Though the illusionist planned to do his business using a catheter, his spokesman says he "found he couldn't drink" or "relieve himself upside down."

"I'm not going to pee all over myself to satisfy those people. It's pretty hard-core," Blaine says.