An 11-year-old boy has been attracting worldwide attention... and a load of metal implements.

Knives, forks, spoons, scissors and even large saucepans all seem to stick to Paulo David Amorim, a Brazilian boy who claims to have magnet-type qualities.

His friends have nicknamed him 'Magnet Boy,' while his astonished doctor says he has never seen anything like it in 30 years as a physician.
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There's something about Paulo: The 11-year-old Brazilian seems to attract metal objects on his front and back

The boy's father told local TV station Globo that he decided to test his son after learning of a boy in Croatia with a similar ability.

Junior Amorim says he was surprised to find 'a fork and knife stuck to his body.'

Paulo seems to take his bizarre ability in his stride, letting his father load his up his front and back with metal, rather like a game of Buckaroo.

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And for my next trick: Paulo's father Junior places a large casserole saucepan onto his son's chest

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Look, no hands: Despite it's weight the casserole pan sticks to the boy as if he's a magnet
'In school, everyone asks me to put things on my body, they think it is a trick,' Paulo said.

Thankfully his magnetism is not deemed a health risk.

'We can see that there is a certain adhesiveness, that he does manage to make several objects stick to his body, some of which are pretty heavy, but it is not completely out of the ordinary,' his doctor Dix-Sept Rosado Sobrinho told TV Globo.

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Not dangerous: Paulo's remarkable ability is not deemed a health risk according to his doctor
Back in February MailOnline reported on a similar case of Serbian boy, Bogdan, who again had a variety of objects placed on his body in front of TV cameras.

Bizarrely, it was not just metal that seemed to be attracted to the youngster. China plates, bowls and even the television remote control seemed to stick chest as well.