A recent video buzzing on social media records a very young Indian boy whose body light a bulb just by touching it. Actually, every part of his body can light the bulb. From his forehead, ears, hands and foot. I mean everywhere.
There were conflicting comments on social media as to whether or not, this boy’s strange superpower was real. An expert was therefore introduced to clarify whether it’s indeed possible for a person’s body to light a bulb. Many were with the argument that since the boy’s father is an electrician, it could be a new electrical invention supported by a battery hence the whole “body lighting a bulb” could be fake.
However, expert Joshy K Kuriakose told Manorama Online that the unusual phenomenon could also be caused by the high salt content in his body.
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“People who sweat more usually have a high salt content in their body. If the level is unusually high,” Kuriakose said. The salt content increases the skin’s conductivity. This could explain why an LED bulbs lights up when pressed against Thahir’s body.”
“If you connect the two leads of the rechargeable bulb with a wire, it will light up. Thahir’s body it will light up. Thahir’s body is conducting electricity like a wire,” the expert added.
Interestingly, 9-year-old Abu Thahir cannot light up any light bulb, only rechargeable LED bulbs. If he presses the two contacts on the bottom long enough, his whole body will allegedly begin to heat up.