A young boy in Syria appears to possess a magnetic stomach and his family is hoping that Russian scientists will study the alleged 'ability.'
Unlike the more colorful origin stories of comic book superheroes, Zulfikar Ibrahim's realization that there was something extraordinary about him came about in a rather mundane fashion.
After dropping a spoon while eating dinner, the boy noticed that the utensil somehow stuck to his stomach.
His bewildered grandfather then wiped the spoon off, probably to ensure that it wasn't just sticky from food, yet it still clung to the boy's body when they tested the perceived magnetism again.
More on this strange story at the Coast to Coast AM website.