2006_04_davidblainewater.jpgHoly manatee! David Blaine, everyone's favorite magician punchline (think of him as the 21st century Doug Henning), will live in an aquarium for a week outside of Lincoln Center. According to the AP:

The "human aquarium" in which Blaine will float is a specially built 8-foot acrylic sphere. He will receive liquid nutrition through a tube and the water will be kept at a balanced temperature to help keep his core temperature close to 98.6 degrees F.

Passers-by will be able to touch the aquarium, take pictures with Blaine and communicate with him. He will enter the sphere on May 1.

The grand finale will be him trying to break the record for holding his breath under water, but, man, Blaine is a glutton for punishment. We can't believe that people will be able to touch the aquarium, there are probably tons of people plotting how to break the tank right now! The British were ruthless when he lived in a plexiglass box over the Thames in 2003...we're sure that New Yorkers will take it up a notch. Maybe he'll have a wacky press conference pre-stunt, where he pretends to cut off his nose or something.

Is the human aquarium anything like the human fund? And if you need a fish fix (but not in a Troy McClure way), visit the NY Aquarium.