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The Boston Superboy
The Leicester Mercury has a short article on the strange case of seven-year-old Stephen O'Hara, the 'Boston Superboy' who was able to bend forged steel and break wood with his mind. His case attracted a lot of attention back in 1920, and was widely suspected to be a hoax, though he was examined by a professor from New York University who seemed convinced of the reality of Stephen's powers, stating that "the boy is surrounded by an extraordinarily strong magnetic field" (kind of like a real-life version of Magneto). Unfortunately Stephen lost his powers when he turned twelve. He died while serving in World War II, at the age of 30.
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Posted by The Curator on Mon Nov 22, 2004


Too bad his powers didn't last until the war. They would have come in handy.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Nov 22, 2004  at  02:57 PM
In what city did Boston Superboy live?
Posted by John  on  Mon Nov 22, 2004  at  06:34 PM
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