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(CNN) -- Magician David Blaine has escaped after being shackled to a spinning gyroscope and hovering forty feet above Times Square, New York. The 33-year-old managed to free himself at 2:15 pm local time on Thursday after 52 hours without food or water, to bring to an end his latest stunt.

7: Days, during April 1999, that Blaine spent buried inside a glass coffin at the bottom of an open pit in front of a Manhattan building. On top of the coffin was another coffin of the same size filled with water. The surrounding area was covered in dirt. Passers by could watch him 24 hours a day. He emerged on April 12 on schedule.

61: Hours, during November 2000, that Blaine stood in a closet of ice in Times Square. A tube provided him with air and water while his urine was removed with another tube. He was encased in the box of ice for two-and-a-half days before being removed. The ice was on a stand, with space between the ground, and the ice was transparent, to prove he was inside the ice the whole time. He was taken to the hospital immediately after being removed because doctors feared he was going into shock.

34: Hours, during May 2002, that Blaine remained on a 90 ft (27 meter) high and 22 inch (56 centimeter) wide pillar in Bryant Park, New York. He stoood on the pillar without food, water or anything to lean on. With his legs getting weaker he ended the feat by jumping down onto a landing platform made of a 12 foot (3.7 meter) high pile of cardboard boxes.

44: Days, during September 2003, that Blaine remained sealed inside a transparent Plexiglas case suspended 30 ft (9 meters) in the air over the River Thames in London without food or water. The case had a webcam installed so that viewers could observe his progress. Blaine emerged on schedule on October 19 and was quickly hospitalized. He appeared gaunt and claimed to have lost 54 pounds (24.5 kilograms) during his fast.

7: Days, during May 2006, that Blaine was submerged in an 8 ft (2.4 meter) diameter, water-filled sphere in front of the Lincoln Center in New York using tubes for air and nutrition. He concluded the stunt by attempting to hold his breath underwater to break the world record of 8 minutes, 58 seconds. Blaine also tried to free himself from handcuffs and chains put on him upon coming out of the sphere. He seemed to have trouble escaping from the last of the handcuffs and failed in his attempt, only holding his breath for 7 minutes and 30 seconds, before showing signs of unconsciousness and being pulled up by the support divers.


David Blaine hangs suspended surrounded by the Manhattan skyline during his latest stunt.

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