Magic shows are loved all around for the most part; the excitement, the wonder, the costumes and the accessories make these performances quite thrilling. However, it is impossible to deny and ignore the fact that in order to be a magician, one must be skilled at sleight of hand and a master of illusion, and these things require a lot of practice, hard work, and a little talent.
Adults know that there are secrets behind every magic trick, and although a magician can never reveal them, we can... So here are the secrets behind 7 of the most well-known magic tricks out there!
The trick begins with the magician sitting in a bag which the assistant then ties and places in a chest. The assistant then closes and locks the chest. At this point, the assistant stands on the chest, picks up a long, dark cloak, and with a wave of her hand the cloak falls to reveal the magician standing on the chest instead of her. After the magician reveals himself, he opens the chest and unties the bag to reveal the assistant inside, usually in a different outfit.
Watching from the sidelines, this trick can seem very dangerous. But fear not, no one is actually in harm’s way. In this trick, the magician ties the assistant to a wooden board, most of the time turning it around, and steps away from it. After that, the magician takes the knives placed next to him and begins to cast them in the direction of the wooden board without hurting the assistant and to magnify the illusion he does so with his eyes covered.
In this trick, the assistant is placed in a very large box with only her head, hands and feet sticking out from the front wall to the audience. The magician approaches her and begins to move the exposed parts making it seem as though her body is being stretched and warped. Then he returns the parts of her body back to their place, opens the box and the assistant comes out safe and sound.
At the beginning of the trick, the magician shows us an empty box and next to it a cage with two doves. He runs his hands through the box to prove to us that there are no hidden spaces or anything else that might make us doubt the magic. Then the magician takes the two pigeons and puts them in a box, closes them, counts to three or makes a gesture with his hand, opens the box and the doves are then nowhere to be found.
This trick is always done in an open space when the magician is laid in a coffin, and his assistants bury him in the ground. A few seconds later, the magician manages to escape from this dangerous trap safe and sound. Not every magician performs this trick because of the risks involved, but if everything is done correctly, no one is hurt.
The coffin has a secret door that the magician uses to enter an underground room with oxygen and lighting. The burial plot and adjacent room are prepared ahead of time and therefore we are none-the-wiser, allowing us to accept the illusion that there is only the burial plot. This trick requires the magician to hold his breath in the coffin until it is completely covered, and with the help of a side door in the coffin, he passes through the cover of the coffin to the side room. Then, by removing a few shelves, he steps out of the secret room to the soft-covered grave and emerges above ground.
At first glance, we may think that the magician is injuring himself in favor of the performance, all in order to impress the audience. With this trick, he takes an especially large needle and inserts it through his arm until he starts to bleed, and when he penetrates his skin he moves the needle in all directions. The truth, however, is a lot less gory.
The needle isn’t actually penetrating the magician's arm at all, this trick is two-fold. The first part of the trick happens before the show. The magician coats his arm in a thick layer of rubber cement and when “piercing” his skin he puts up a fight making it look difficult although all he’s actually doing is rubbing it against his skin. When it seems the magician has gotten all the way through his arm he then pinches his skin together around the needle, allowing the rubber cement to act as a glue. The second part is the blood. The needle is actually hollow and the ball at the tip of it is rubber, before the show he uses the needle and rubber ball as a turkey baster and sucks fake blood into it. After “piecing” his arm he presses the ball to release a tiny drop of fake blood, making for quite the gruesome illusion.