By: jsanchez - 9 May 2016, 12:37
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Normally we are used to seeing tricks of great magic being performed in television, in shows where magicians surprise us, and sometimes even leave us with our mouths wide open, even asking ourselves whether it is a simple trick or the truth.
Well, sorry to disappoint you, but all magic tricks are just simple tricks, some easier than others, but just tricks at the end of the day.
These guys are everywhere, in the streets of many cities around the world. It seems that they were holding themselves in a tiny post. Well, the secret is not in the push-ups, of course. Actually they have a "small chair" which is incorporated in that tiny stick. A loose layer hides the secret.
This is one of our favorite tricks
It’s common, especially on the city streets to see subjects dressed like Buddha or some other mystical character levitating above the ground. In reality all they do is assemble an entire structure that allows them to sit in the air and hide under their clothes.
The zigzag woman illusion
In this illusion, a woman is supposedly kept in a box with multiple sections. The magician pushes each section of the box aside, but the woman still smiling while turning, even if they are divided into pieces.
The zigzag deception
This was created by a magic genie. The box has two sections, when the woman enters, pressed herself against the back. Of course, the box is configured so that it still can show an arm or a leg to "disprove" this illusion.
What you should know about the cut woman
Do you remember when you were a kid, and you look when a magician cut his beautiful assistant in two? You sure were scared and breathless. When it’s actually something real simple, the only trick was that he had two assistants. One was in one half of the box showing his frightened head and, obviously, the other in the next box showing her legs.
The woman cut in two
This is the oldest trick in the book. A woman walks into a box, and the magician cut her into two pieces. The woman’s feet shake while staying in one place. She quickly placed her knees to her chest, and there’s another woman with outstretched legs on the other side of the box.
Look at the instructions and do it yourself
Previously, people wondered how David Copperfield in front of everyone went through a folded dollar, then unfolded and leave it brand new. The secret is here, on a fixed pencil cut diagonally with strong magnets. Then, the bill easily passed between the two halves magnetized and remained unharmed.
The missing glass
Place a standard glass on the table and cover it with a hanky. Then lift the glass with the hanky and pull. The hanky falls to the floor and the glass disappears. The trick is easy. A wire ring is attached into the cloth, creating the illusion that the glass is in the hanky. The glass is then left in a secret bag through a hole.
Learn to do it
The trick is in how quickly the magician hide the glass without being discovered by the public.
The floating woman
The magician asks any audience member to lie on a platform. For the eyes of the audience, it’s being maintained in the air, and passes a hoop through his body to check that there is no support. Of course, there are supports, normally invisible cables.
Guess the number
There are many tricks of this kind posted on Facebook. A member of the public is asked to take a number, then mathematics take place. In the end, the magician reveals the number he had chosen, or the new number. This is just basic math done real fast, which seems magical.
The linked rings
Many rings in the same wheel. A pair of large rings that seem totally solid, an audience member is responsible to catch them and check them. Then the magician does a series of tricks, and can unite and disunite as he wants.
In this case, the illusionist will levitate a woman lying on a stretcher, but the truth is that it has a much more complex mechanism. The structure is a chair, which is camouflaged with a kind of glass that is connected to a rod, which gives the power to the magician to lift, without being noticed, the structure and model.
David Blaine levitation
In the most famous Blaine’s trick, his levitation could be discussed, but carried out again and again while he was in public. This is a very old trick called "The Balducci levitation", for which a special pair of shoes are needed. While controlling the point of view of the public, Blaine was able to lift himself with one foot, using the shadow provided for the other shoe to hide his little secret.
The girl crushe in a box
In this trick, a girl enters a box containing a big post on the other side. She’s enclosed in the box, and then the magician pushes the pole in the direction where the girl is... and effectively crushes. The box actually contains a trapdoor, is very small, but she has enough space to breathe while the rest of the box passes over her.
The disappearance of Statue of Liberty
The famous Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear on television. The trick seemed incredible, but it was actually quite simple. The crowd was on a platform spinning very slowly. The public view was obstructed by a large curtain. The public didn’t realize the rotation, and it was very dark. When Copperfield made the great revelation, the public was shocked.
Michael Jackson’s magic step
Everyone remembers Michael Jackson’s spectacular dance in the video for "Smooth Criminal". It seemed so impossible to do that every time you tried you fell down. The secret here are the shoes, they have a special shape heel. A pin clung to this device that was in the heels allowed the artists to cling firmly to make his move.
At the end, magic is only a dirty little lie
All magic tricks are caused by the naivety of people and the way masses crave for something magical. It all started a long time ago, when wise men and people who mastered the art of suggestion made their tricks for people with little brainpower.
Do you still believe in magic?
Is the way it is, some tricks get us shocked by their results, but we’ve shown you the tricks hidden behind the cape of a magician. We hope you liked it and share with your friend so everyone knows.