Performance Magic

America's Got Talent - Chainsawed Man

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"I tried that with my wife. Funeral will be tomorrow."

A doctor accidentally takes a chainsaw to his poor assistant nurse. The doctor quickly goes to work and operates with a surgical stapler to put the nurse back together.

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Jerome Murat's La Statue

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"La Statue" is performed by Magician Artist Jerome Murat, who breathes new life into magic with his incredible style. YouTube user hairmagic describes the performance best:

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This'n'That Magic Trick

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"You gotta remember that in life you a little bit of this, a little of that, but not much of the other."

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Classic: The Death Saw

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An old performance but was the most ground-breaking in magic history. The solution is still unpublished and there are many competing theories as to how it was done.

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Sleights of Mind (Mind Reading)

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Simon Taylor reads minds and more - he can sense flashes of thoughts. In this case, the female subject was asked to think of a name. The human brain will naturally think of other things even if she may or may not have decided on a name. Simon reads those streams of thoughts.

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The Pendragons' Metamorphosis

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The Pendragons are two magicians, husband and wife, that went on the 2008 America's Got Talent show. The judge had something powerful to say to Mr. Pendragon, who once had an arrow go through his body:

"I like you...because you've suffered for your art and you're still standing here doing it."

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Freaking People Out With Magic

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Cyril dresses himself up as an old man in Japan and goes on a mission to freak people out. In these tricks, he pulls them off "naturally" as if it wasn't magic to begin with - adding to the freak factor from the audience's perspective.

There are three main illusions at work:

1) Leaning forward at gravity-defying angles and coming back up with no help from his hands at all.

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African Shaman Levitation Captured on Film

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Previously, we reported one levitation performance by the Arab Illusionist Mumdo. To continue the levitation trend we'll share one striking display by a Shaman in Africa. Here we see unedited raw footage that has been captured by a German film crew with no assistants or props in sight. He stands in the centre of a ring of fire and is seen rise up with extreme effort.

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