“Illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine stepped out onto a 20ft pillar at Pier 54 on New York City’s west side last night to stand in a million volts of electric current for three days and three nights. The 39-year-old daredevil wore a chainmail bodysuit, a wire helmet and visor to act as a barrier for the electric currents in a stunt he has described as ‘one of the craziest things that I ever dreamed up.”