David Blaine “Frozen in Time”
On November 27,2000, millions of viewers all around the world watched David Blaine as he performed one of his most dangerous magic tricks covered on a TV special. He was encased in ice for 63 hours, 42 minutes and 15 seconds before being removed. The ice was transparent and it was proven that he was inside the ice the whole time. After he was removed out of the ice, he was in a disoriented state and needed hospitalization.
In 1983 Copperfield was able to make the Statue of Liberty disappear on live television. He raised a giant curtain covering the entire statue and when he lowered it again a few seconds later the place where the statue stood was empty. As a bonus, Copperfield even pointed searchlights at the empty space in order to show that there was nothing blocking the way.
Illusionist Cyril Takayama had the world gasping when he performed the illusion of removing his head. He is a famous magician in Japan with a French descent. To the rest of the world he is known for his signature magic trick where his head falls off his shoulder; it’s a stunt that never ceases to scare the audience.
Although levitation tricks has already been done by David Copperfield, the tricks of Criss Angel are astounding, he performs it on the street with his audience just a few feet away from him which makes the illusion even more convincing. While some believe that he was really floating on air, Criss explains that it is just a simple trick.