Meet India’s ‘Human Light Bulb,’ who literally eats electricity—Don’t try this at home!

A man in India has a unique talent—he can eat electricity. After discovering his talent, he said he’s reduced a traditional diet composed of food, and now gets most of his energy from electricity!

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A man named Naresh Kumar, 42, from Muzzafarnagar in northern India claims to have an unusual talent—he says he can draw energy directly from electricity. He seems to be naturally insulated against high voltage and electricity doesn’t harm him.

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Naresh discovered his talent one day at work, when he accidentally touched a live wire. “It came as a surprise to me. I was never aware of my capability until then. It’s a gift from God and I’m happy that he has blessed me with this talent,” he said.

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Now he can replace the natural need for food by feeding on electricity. He said: “Whenever I feel hungry and there’s no food in the house I hold naked wires and within half an hour I’m satisfied. I eat electricity like it’s food.”

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He believes that he is now built mostly of electricity. “I can touch any electrical appliance like a television, washing machine, fridge, and an inverter with my bare hands and it doesn’t affect me. In fact it helps my energy levels. I think about 80 per cent of my body is composed of electricity now,” Naresh said.

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Although Naresh’s ability is certainly impressive, his wife, Sharmistha, is not so content about his hobby. “I’m still surprised to see that no current harms him. I leave him repair every possible electric appliance in our house. There are no switches, and sometimes my children and I fear we’ll get an electric shock. But because he’s obsessed with touching naked wires they are left like this. He even uses his bare hands to switch different appliances on and off.”

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Despite the fact that his wife doesn’t seem to appreciate his unique skills, Naresh believes that he could one day be famous and represent his country. He said, “I know I’m unique—not everyone can do this. My wife is not impressed but surely other people people will be.”

Whilst Naresh has been dubbed “The Human Light Bulb” for his incredible and rather extraordinary insulation, for everyone else, it’s needless to say—don’t try this at home.

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