Sometimes the explanation of the most dazzling and mysterious magic trick is right there on the surface.
The Bright Side team tried to learn some magicians’ secrets, and now we have a simple explanation of the most famous tricks.
The Statue of Liberty Disappears
In 1983, David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear completely. The trick can be explained very simply. The Statue was draped with a huge piece of fabric or covered by a big screen put in front of the audience. The whole illumination of the monument was turned off except for the spotlights.
This simple preparation created the illusion of hollow space, and the set of lights blinded the audience. After the monument was unveiled, people were not able to see it because their vision was temporarily blurred by the spotlights.
A Huge Truck Disappears
How to make a huge truck disappear when it’s surrounded by the audience on all sides? Easy! All you need to do is drape a special construction over the truck, create a fake audience with your friends, and ask somebody to drive the truck out of the construction.
When you take the drapes off, the truck is not there anymore. Now you understand why this trick may be seen only on TV.
On Britains Got Talent, James Moore won the audience over with his sword trick. Two assistants raise James over the sword and drop him onto it. Moore appears to have been stabbed by the sword but when the assistants raise him off the sword he is completely unscathed.
How did Moore survive? simple, it was a fake sword that folds inwards the moment he puts pressure onto it. The magician’s suit also had a special pocket that clips into the sword. The rest is up to the magician’s physical prowess. He has to maintain balance on the sword which is no easy feat.