This is a video of engineer and Youtuber The Q building and demonstrating a sitting on air illusion, which involves constructing a leg brace that can double as a chair after being slid into a hidden bracket on the floor. Even knowing how it’s done it’s a cool illusion to
Because magic is all around us, you just have to know where to look (PROTIP: look behind doors marked ‘FOR WITCHES AND WIZARDS ONLY’), this is a video of The Action Lab’s James Orgill demonstrating two chemical reaction tricks: one which creates very realistic looking fake blood, and another that
This is a photo of Twitter user @aleashuhh’s cat performing a fairly convincing version of the detachable thumb trick — except with an entire leg — thanks to a tucked paw and the fortuitous position of a dog bone. In @aleashuhh’s own words: “Nearly had a heart attack.” Obviously, I
This is a video of Youtuber The Q building a chair based on tensegrity (aka floating structural compression, links to Wikipedia) that’s large and strong enough to support the weight of a relatively lightweight adult human and a Coca-Cola can. Now I read the Wikipedia article I linked to above
This is a segment from Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 7, episode 8) starring French magician Léa Kyle and her incredible quick change act, in which she repeatedly changes outfits in an instant. Even Penn & Teller aren’t sure how she performed all of them. And, perhaps even more
This is a video of Youtuber PetTheDamnDog (I’m never not!) demonstrating how to suspend a full water bottle from the edge of a table using a length of rope and three toothpicks, with only one toothpick actually making contact with the table. So is this how bridges work? No clue.