A British magician working with Pepsi Max wants people to “live for now” and witness the “magic that’s all around us.”
In order to capture their attention, the magician who goes by Dynamo performed a “bus levitation” trick. While the double-decker rolled along London streets, Dynamo appeared to be floating in the air alongside the bus with nothing more than what seems to be his arm holding him up.
Naturally, onlookers were amazed, but the first thing they do, as you can see in the video, is whip out their phones to take photographic evidence.When you watch the clip, see if you can count how many people have their phones out to document the trick.
First watch the stunt and we’ll reveal a theory as to how it’s done after the video:
But just how did Dynamo do it? Gizmodo’s Casey Chan has a theory that it’s similar to a stunt performed by Johan Lorbeer, where what we’re seeing is not a real arm supporting the body, but a bar that is connected to a system of support around his chest. Dynamo’s true arm in this case would be hidden inside his clothing.
The News.com.au pointed out this photo showing the fake arm contraption that would facilitate the stunt (below).
Here’s an example of the German artist’s original illusion:
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