5 Famous magic tricks and the secrets behind them
We all love magic, even if it is as small as an elder stealing your nose when you were a child or your dad producing a coin from behind your ear. Magic is something that brings the curiousness out of people about how certain things are done and we have decided to unearth the secrets to 5 of the most popular magic tricks. Read them and enjoy.
1 Person sliced into two
One of the best and most awe-inspiring tricks in magic is seeing a person, a live person being sawed in half and still the person is alive. The trick usually starts with the beautiful assistant of the magician lying in the box that resembles a coffin. Then the magician starts by slowly cutting the box into to two. The reaction amongst the audiences is of complete awe and surprise to see the girl still alive and moving both the upper and lower body independently.
The secret behind this is the chamber in which the lady sits in is actually deeper than what audiences see. This gives the magician space to make two ladies sit in the coffin shaped box, one girl with only her legs visible and when the cutting of box is done, the magician usually asks the assistant to move her feet and the other assistant then wiggles her feet and that’s how the illusion is completed.
2 The yogi levitating on the ground
This trick has been a street attraction all around the world and usually features a person levitating in air in a cross legged sitting position besides a pole. People are always amazed by magic tricks that show people in air and above the ground without any wires.
The simple trick behind this magic is having a close look at the pole beside the person who is levitating in the air. The pole actually is a very strong pole which also has a platform attached to it and gives the person a place to sit with comfort and have people amazed at his skills of levitating.
3 The floating woman
One of the most popular magic tricks is the woman levitating in the air without any wires as the magician passes a metal ring around her to show that the lady is in fact in the air without any external support and it is pure because of magic.
The trick here is that the assistant’s long gown conceals a mechanical levitation device. The magician distracts the crowd with his sharp wit and hands while using the device to keep the woman afloat. Now comes the ring which is then passed around the body of the assistant in an effort to show that the woman is actually in the air.
4 Michael Jackson’s signature lean
Everyone knows who Michael Jackson is and what he used to do. The King of Pop who passed away in June of 2009 was known for his great soulful voice and fast paced dancing mixed with tremendous beats and showboating. One of his signature steps was the lean in which he leans forward towards the ground like in his video Smooth Criminal.
The magic behind this trick was the specially designed shoes that were invented by Jackson himself. The soles had a groove in them, which got hooked into nails on stage and gave the illusion of him leaning forward without falling. Smooth Criminal indeed.
5 Rabbit out of the hat trick
The most loved trick by any magician is pulling the rabbit out of the hat trick. It has even gave birth to its own saying which means doing things that are unexpected. This trick is specially loved by children simply because it involves a cute bunny.
The secret behind the trick is that the bunny is kept in a sac which is hidden by the table cloth and attached to the hat by a hook. When the hat is turned over, the rabbit is pulled into the hat, which is a difficult trick to do, but that’s what magicians are for.