Local magician tries to set Guinness World Record by walking on broken glass

Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of a glass splinter?

Now can you imagine walking across broken, jagged shards of glass barefoot for 32 km?

In an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record, master magician, mentalist and illusionist Russell Fox will spend 29 excruciating hours walking across broken glass.

When asked why he was doing this, Fox said it’s because he's crazy.

The illusionist is actually attempting to raise funds for NPO, Nosh for Josh Foundation for those affected with Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy.

Fox was diagnosed with a number of conditions as a child. Experts said that he would not be able to absorb educational material like other kids but he has since proved them wrong.

To me something has to have a purpose, it’s not just something you do.

Russell Fox, Master Magician, Mentalist and Illusionist

Fox's ultimate goal is to send children living with autism and other disorders to India for Stem Cell Therapy Operation at the NeuroGen Brain and Spine Institute.

At this point in time I’m not even going to talk about numbers or figures. I don’t want to put families off that need help. The point is, with NeuroGen we have an amazing relationship with them. We've got an agreement with them and you know, we work very much in rural areas. Areas where parents don’t even know that their kid has autism.

Russell Fox, Master Magician, Mentalist and Illusionist

Fox will attempt this daring feat on the 3rd of November at the V&A Waterfront.

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This article first appeared on 702 : Local magician tries to set Guinness World Record by walking on broken glass


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