Watching a magician perform his tricks is not only impressive and striking, but it’s also bewildering. You can’t help but question how in the world the magician just disappeared with the snap of his fingers. Is magic real? Or is there some behind-the-scenes secret that the audience isn’t aware of? Well, have no fear. We’re about to uncover for you all the questions that have been driving you nuts about the most popular magic tricks. While you may be itching to try these on your own, remember, magicians have to practice these skills for hundreds of hours in order to be successful at them. You might want to leave these tricks to the likes of David Copperfield and David Blaine.
The Walk On Water Trick
The original magicians who performed this trick got their inspiration from the bible where Jesus was believed to have walked on water. Well, the son of God was maybe the first one to walk on water but he definitely wasn’t the last! So, who else has conquered this heroic act? Hint, the answer doesn’t have more than two legs. Another hint? Think of somebody who is capable of pulling off the most difficult of stunts. None other than magicians, of course.
If Jesus could walk on water, heck, I can too, thought the first magician to take on the challenge. Magicians have since mastered the art of “walking on water,” and have brought to life the holy scene from the bible. Now, they can’t actually be walking on water can they? That seems pretty impossible. But somehow, they make it look as though they are walking on water, leaving the audience to feel absolutely stumped as to how they’re pulling off the stunt. This is the exact way a skilled magician wants to make his audience feel. The audience sits at the edge of their seats, holding their breath and waiting for the magician to plunder down into the cold water below. But, the magician doesn’t succumb to expectations and despite appearing to wobble, he maintains his poise and stability and jets across the water without falling into it.
The Secret Behind Walking On Water
As much as the magician may appear to be struggling, he does this all for the sake of a good performance. Being a magician doesn’t only require the ability to pull off mind-blowing stunts. It also requires one to be a stellar performer. Take the great David Copperfield, for example. Other than performing as a musician, Copperfield was also an actor who played the lead role of the longest running musical in Chicago’s history, the Magic Man. Although musicians at times make the audience question their magical abilities, they know exactly what they’re doing the whole time. The good ones at least.
You might be a disappointment to find out that the trick doesn’t involve something so intricate. Or maybe that will make you happy to know, as you too are capable of performing the trick for your friends and family. All you need are some perspex boxes. Perspex boxes become invisible when submerged in water. A magician places them underneath the surface of the water and walks across, making it appear as though they can walk on water. Take that, Jesus.