Category: Media & Culture / October 9, 2012 4:06 PM EDT
A teen drinks a lethal cocktail and loses her stomach, David Blaine is at it again in New York City and over 1,000 zombies attempt a new world record.
First in Britain 18 year old girl Gaby Scanion ended a night out with friends in hospital. Gaby drank a lethal cocktail that was made of liquid nitrogen. The teen complained about breathlessness and gastric pain and was diagnosed with a perforated stomach.
For now Gaby remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition, Colin Harris commented on her life after recovery: (VOICEOVER)
"She should be able to live a relatively normal life. She'll have to eat smaller meals more frequently, perhaps have to take some nutritional supplements. But she should be able to live a relatively normal life."
In New York City entertainer and illusionist David Blaine electrified the crowd with his most intense performance to date. Blaine went 72 hours without food, surrounded by an artificial lightning storm. He wore noise cancelling earphones that allowed him to communicate, and was kept hydrated through a tube.
The performer was assisted to an ambulance where he received a full checkup. He then declared that it would be his last endurance stunt.
The UK got into the Halloween spirit by attempting to break the Guinness world record for the largest number of zombies. Over 1500 people got into the zombie spirit but alas did not break the current world record. The record is held by New Jersey, back in 2010 when 4093 participants dressed up for a zombie walk At Asbury Park in New Jersey.
From the terrifying, the electrifying to the just plain creepy this has been your weekly roundup of the three strangest stories of the week.