#1 “The Floating Woman” Trick.
A magician asks his assistant to lay on a platform. Before the audience’s eyes, she raises into the air. He passes a hoop across her body to show that there are no supports.
Of course, there are supports, usually invisible wires. He works with the audience’s perception to make it appear as if the hoop passes over the woman’s entire body, but it’s an optical illusion.
#2 The “Levitating Man” Trick.
These guys are on city streets everywhere. It looks like they’re holding themselves up on a tiny pole. How are they doing that?
Well, the secret isn’t push-ups. They’ve actually got a little chair built into the “walking stick,” and shaggy clothes hide the secret.