Thursday, 24 November 2011

12 Famous Magic Tricks And Illusions Exposed


When a performer like Criss Angel, David Copperfield or David Blaine wows us with magic, most of us know that there's a logical explanation. When the magician pulls an endless scarf out of his closed fist or a bird flies out of an apparently empty hat, it's easy to accept that it's a simple trick, a sleight of hand.

But when that magician appears to make the Statue of Liberty disappear, turns a Bentley into a Lamborghini, or rises into the air before our eyes, it's a bit more difficult. We know it couldn't really have happened... don't we? Here are some of the great tricks that have dazzled us, caught us off guard, perhaps even made us wonder for a moment - and then turned out to have a simple, usually mechanical explanation.