Two Magicians Break Blaine’s Ice Record

 

Diana Gaiciunaite

The Scotsman reports this morning two Lithuanians, wearing only t-shirts and sweat pants, stiffly climbed from the block of ice they called home for the last 63 hours and 31 minutes.

The two magicians wanted to “outdo” a similar endurance stunt performed by David Blaine.

Arvydas Gaiciunas, 36, and his 29-year-old sister, the beautiful and talented Diana Gaiciunaite, were shivering but lucid as they emerged from the huge chunk of ice. They were greeted by cheers and applause from reported thousands of onlookers in a downtown Palagna, Lithuania location. (Palagna is a little less than 200 miles west of Vilnius).

The two magicians are the members of the theater DiArchy. They were born in the family of circus artists and gained diplomas from Moscow State Academy of Circus Arts.

They said nothing but were able to walk along with direction from the attending physicians. An ambulance took the duo to a hospital in Klaipeda for observation.

?We know it was very hard to stand in the cold, and we are very proud they could make it,? Palagna Mayor Pranas Zeimys said, moments before the magicians left the transparent cube.

Mr. Blaine’s record was broken by the team. Mr. Blaine did not make it to 62 hours during his Times Square exhibition in November 2000. The brother and sister past the 62 hour mark and added another half hour for good measure.

Arvydas Gaiciunas and Diana Gaiciunaite

Since the two Lithuanians entered the cube on Friday, doctors had monitored their body temperature and heart rate through wires attached to their fingers.

Holes had been drilled into the ice bloc to give them oxygen, while they were fed water through a plastic tube.

The brother and sister team have one of the most beautiful websites we’ve seen. Check out Ms. Gaiciunaite’s performance of the Gypsy Thread.

It is absolutely beautiful.

 

Diana Gaiciunaite

The Scotsman reports this morning two Lithuanians, wearing only t-shirts and sweat pants, stiffly climbed from the block of ice they called home for the last 63 hours and 31 minutes.

The two magicians wanted to “outdo” a similar endurance stunt performed by David Blaine.

Arvydas Gaiciunas, 36, and his 29-year-old sister, the beautiful and talented Diana Gaiciunaite, were shivering but lucid as they emerged from the huge chunk of ice. They were greeted by cheers and applause from reported thousands of onlookers in a downtown Palagna, Lithuania location. (Palagna is a little less than 200 miles west of Vilnius).

The two magicians are the members of the theater DiArchy. They were born in the family of circus artists and gained diplomas from Moscow State Academy of Circus Arts.

They said nothing but were able to walk along with direction from the attending physicians. An ambulance took the duo to a hospital in Klaipeda for observation.

?We know it was very hard to stand in the cold, and we are very proud they could make it,? Palagna Mayor Pranas Zeimys said, moments before the magicians left the transparent cube.

Mr. Blaine’s record was broken by the team. Mr. Blaine did not make it to 62 hours during his Times Square exhibition in November 2000. The brother and sister past the 62 hour mark and added another half hour for good measure.

Arvydas Gaiciunas and Diana Gaiciunaite

Since the two Lithuanians entered the cube on Friday, doctors had monitored their body temperature and heart rate through wires attached to their fingers.

Holes had been drilled into the ice bloc to give them oxygen, while they were fed water through a plastic tube.

The brother and sister team have one of the most beautiful websites we’ve seen. Check out Ms. Gaiciunaite’s performance of the Gypsy Thread.

It is absolutely beautiful.

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