Adults are often cynical about magic shows. Sure, we used to enjoy watching them as kids but as we grew older, we know magic isn’t real and it’s all nothing but a combination of theatrics and sleight of hand skills.
However, there are just some magic acts that are just so good they’re impossible to explain – and they just make you feel that child-like wonder all over again.
Meet magician Eric Chien who recently wowed audience members and judges at the World Championships of Magic (a.k.a. Magic World Cup).
You think you’re tired of seeing the same old card, coin, and ribbon tricks? Well, you better think again. This guy uses those familiar tools and does a whole new routine with them! He made cards vanish, transformed them into coins, and even changed the color of his waistcoat in front of everyone.
Chien’s performance was so captivating he eventually bested other great magicians and went home with the Best Trick award.
In his YouTube post, Chein wrote:
“I am really excited to share my Fism Act with everyone, I know you guys have been waiting for a while now.
“Though winning Fism is a big accomplishment, it is also just the beginning for me. I’ve been behind the scenes for most of my magic career and its finally time for me be on stage performing.
“I have lots of things planned out right now and I cant wait to show you guys what I can do! Thank you everyone for the support and love, and please like and share my act, it will help me greatly!”
Watch the award-winning magic routine here:
Clearly, netizens are blown away by Chien’s unique tricks.
One netizen wrote:
“Ok… He cheated… Magicians aren’t supposed to use actual magic on stage!”
“Pretty easy to see what he does. He lifts the ribbon and summons the demon Belial to transmute the cards into coins and back.
“He simply presents his offering backstage and the objects turn back to normal. He’ll only be able to do this trick a limited number of times before he runs out of conjurings.”
Someone also commented:
“If you slow down the speed of the video to 0.25, you will be confused in slow motion.”
According to a Unilad report, the World Championships of Magic is “held every three years by the International Federation of Magic Societies.”
Tom Hardy Receives CBE For Services To Drama From Prince Charles
Hardy has been working with Prince Charles for a long time.
He might be known for playing tough guys in films and TV but Tom Hardy is certainly cooler than his characters. The Venom star has just been awarded his CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama. The award was presented by none other than Prince Charles himself.
Tom Hardy was awarded his CBE during the Queen's Birthday Honors at Buckingham Palace. The Mad Max: Fury Road star was joined by actress Keira Knightley, who received her OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to drama. Veteran actress Emma Thompson was named a dame at the same event.
Tom Hardy couldn't help but smile as he received the award from the Prince of Wales.
Rami Malek’s Live Aid Performance In ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is Magnificently Precise
A performance that deserves an Oscar!
There is little doubt that Rami Malek truly embraced his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. However, a new video reveals that the Mr. Robot actor took certain pains to portray the Queen frontman. A side-by-side comparison of the film and footage of Mercury performing at Live Aid confirms just how precise the performance was.
The video shows original footage of Queen playing during the benefit concert on July 13, 1985, alongside Rami Malek and his fellow actors performing the same scene in Bohemian Rhapsody. It is immediately clear that Malek did his research for the pivotal sequence in the film. Even the smallest movement was copied perfectly, confusing fans if they were watching the real Mercury or an actor wearing prosthetic teeth.
Rami Malek studied Freddie Mercury's old videos to prepare for the film.
10 Millionaires and Billionaires Who Were Very Different People Before They Got Rich
That’s a lot of money!
It’s true when they say that you can create your own destiny. Just because you were born poor, didn’t do well in school, had little connection, doesn’t mean you won’t make it big in the future.
Not all wealthy people grew up from a rich family. In fact, some of the most popular millionaires had humble beginnings. Here are ten millionaires who were very different people before boosting up their net worths.
1. Elon Musk