Lin has performed in many charity events showing his ability. He can make metal objects, weighing up to 2kg each, up to 36 kg total, stick to his skin. He has also pulled a car using this ability.Liew, is a 70-year-old retired contractor.
Lin's ability is not due to any source of magnetism. Scientists from Malaysia's University of Technology found no magnetic field in Lin's body, but did determine that his skin exhibits very high levels of friction, providing a "suction effect". Lin was featured on the second episode of the Discovery Channel's One Step Beyond.
On 1st November 2008, Liew Thow Lin placed a steel contraption under his armpit, hooked it to a chain with the other end tied to the bus. He then pulled the bus for 3.4 metres in less than a minute. "I myself am surprised by my extraordinary ability although in several days I will be celebrating my 77th birthday," he told reporters after completing the act at a charity home for disabled children here. A television station from Thailand recorded Liew's achievement.
Malaysia's 'Magnetic Man' Uses Power To Pull Car
However, he noted that the magnetic power did not attract iron objects unless they were brought near his body.