Les images suivantes montrent une série de tours exécutés par des prestidigitateurs de rue dans le monde entier. Essayons de comprendre ce qu'il se passe vraiment.


Au début, vous n'allez pas en croire vos yeux. Comment un homme peut-il flotter en l'air? 

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Les passants sont clairement impressionnés par ce numéro; ils prennent de nombreuses photos. 

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In fact, this "floating man" trick has been done in cities all over the world. 

Here's London, United Kingdom:

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Now Frankfurt, Germany. Here, you can see this team took everything up a notch by doing the trick together. Is the man at the bottom holding up the man at the top? 

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Turin, Italy:

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Often times, the street artists are in elaborate costume. 

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Other times, they like to keep it simple. 

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Each time, the audience is completely blown away. 

It turns out the secret behind is trick is actually very simple.

There's a platform that the performer is actually sitting on this entire time, and that platform is connected to the pole for support. It's not a coincidence that in each of these instances there's always a "carpet" of some sort at the bottom to cover the base. 

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There you have it! It turns out those seemingly long hours of floating meditation were just hours of sitting! You and I can easily do that. Wouldn't you agree?