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World’s 4 Greatest Magic Tricks Revealed – Spoiler Alert

magictricksrevealedJeremy Hon

The laws of physics bind us to reality, but once in awhile when things don’t agree with the natural laws, we become enraged and fascinated all at the same time. In olden times, people chalked it up to the gods, nowadays we tend to believe it’s dark magic, aliens or the influence of another dimension. But it is precisely the idea that these laws CAN’T be broken that leave us so fascinated when David Blaine or Criss Angel perform some stunt that we can’t wrap our minds around.

Read on to find out more about several magic tricks that seem to defy the rules of the world.  

Here are 4 of the greatest and most popular magic tricks in the world – debunked!

1. Walking on water. We know that water is a liquid and because of its constituent properties it makes it impossible to stand or walk on. That’s why when magicians like Dynamo and Criss Angel do it, we become awestruck and applaud them as if they were real demigods.

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The first magician to perform this feat was Dynamo, also known as Steven Frayne. He ‘walked’ across the Thames river until he reached the midway point and was picked up by a police boat. How did he do it? And can you do it too?

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The Discovery Channel show, Mythbusters, attempted the ninja feat of running across water. They came to the conclusion that no ordinary person with the help of any science could achieve that. So what kind of trickery was imposed to allow Dynamo to stay afloat?

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Plexiglass. Plexiglass is a transparent plastic that can support the weight of a full grown man. Submerged under some murky water (the Thames river) it is impossible to identify with the naked eye (and even harder to spot on TV.) As the plastic was stretched across the river, this provided Dynamo with a platform to walk on and appear as if he was walking on water.


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