Rise of the Mutants?

Rise of the Mutants?

Four-year-old David Petrovic demonstrates the mutant abilities that make him your future master.
Four-year-old David Petrovic demonstrates the mutant abilities that make him your future master.
You can’t trust anything you read on the Internet — even articles from mainstream sources like AOL and CNN. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enthusiastically share them with all of your friends.

In that spirit, I’d like to pass along this little tidbit I read this morning about a pair of mutant cousins in Serbia who exhibit magnetic powers much like Marvel Comic’s Magneto — minus (so far) the latent megalomania and cool helmet.

Two boys from the central Serbian town of Gornji Milanovac have the rare ability to attract metal objects, acting much like human magnets… Sanja Petrovic, the mother of 4-year-old David, said it first came to her attention “about a month ago.”

“I asked him to fetch me a spoon so I could feed his little brother, and he yelled back: ‘Mom, it sticks!'” Petrovic recalls. “I found him with several spoons and forks hanging from his body.”

The phenomenon is rare and so far medically unexplained. Several similar cases, however, have recently been reported in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia. “As far as I know, there is no medical or scientific explanation,” said radiologist Mihajlo Dodic, who runs a practice in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. He said the cousins’ magnetism borders on the “paranormal.”

Well, that about wraps it up for normal humans.  I thought for sure we had a few generations left before being put out to pasture. I hope the camps they make for us are comfortable and equipped with most amenities.

As for whether this ability is mental or physical, Sanja puts that question to rest:

David’s mother said her son loses his magnetic powers when he is asleep, but regains them when he wakes up and starts moving. When he plays with his friends “anything will stick to him,” she said. Afterward he will feel a little chilly and tired, she said.

Both David and Luka are happy to put on a show for to visitors. On cue, the boys proudly smile and raise their hands in the air to show that cutlery and plates stick to their bodies without assistance.

Uh-huh. It starts with cutlery, and ends with tanks and guided missiles. Always.

Far more troublesome, of course, is the question: If Marvel Comics was right about the rise of Homo Superior, what else are they right about?

My bet is zombies, naturally.  Because I’m far too rational a person to believe in the beneficial effects of being bitten by a radioactive spider. Sh’yeah right — like I’m going to buy that.

Yup. Gotta be zombies.  Time to get ready, people.

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C.S.E. Cooney

What are you worried about? I’ve seen YOUR mutant powers at work. You can convince anyone to do anything. You’re like the dad in Firestarter. It’s freaky.


It’s to do with properties of the skin associated with a lack of bathing, not the emergence of a mutant offshoot of humanity. XD

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