Saturday, July 29, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
David Blaine Change Trick
This is another one of David magical tricks where he turns coffee into change.
Quite a simple trick but still a good one none the less!
Saturday, July 22, 2006
O.k here's the Asian version of David Blaine and I have said before I have no idea how the hell he does this trick.
If anyone out there knows how he does this feel free to let me know!!
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Cigarette Through Quarter
O.k, not the hardest of tricks to figure out none the least still a good one, after all he is a illusionist!
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Magic Shoe Laces - David Blaine Style
Well I gotta admit when I first saw this, I was like "How the hell did he do that", figured it out after a while.....have you??
David Blaines Childhood
Nice article on the beginings of the magicican we now know as David Blaine........
David Blaines Childhood
At age four he saw a magician perform in a subway; he then decided to purchase his first trick, The Pencil Through the Card. Magic struck him because of its relationship with math and science. David's grandmother was a gypsy, and passed down some tarot cards to him. Since he did not have the money to go to a magic shop, he spent countless hours in libraries researching magic. There he would read every book he could get his hands on and continued fiddling with his tarot cards. At age five, he learned what his dream was; after showing a neighbor an effect with the tarot cards, he saw for the first time the impact magic can have emotionally on people. He immediately told his mom he wanted to be a showman.
She encouraged him in everyway.At ten his mother got remarried to John Bukalo, a banker, and moved to Jerseyville. His half-brother Michael was born. He began to develop an interest in acting. He traveled to Manhattan everyday to attend an acting school. He did a few commercials and small appearances on soap operas. At sixteen, David Blaine levitated for his doctor who immediately took him in for examination. A year later he moved back to New York and lived in Hell's Kitchen. When David was 21, his mother died of ovarian cancer. She was 48 and they were very close. It was then that he devoted his life to magic.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Japans Answer To David Blaine
O.K, I know this blog is supposed to be about David Blaine and how mind blowing his tricks are but I happen to run into someone who is know as "Japans David Blaine" whose illusions are just mind blowing. I plan to show you how David does a few of his tricks but I'm afraid this guy leaves me scratching my head.
He's so good I'm going to put a few more of his videos on this blog.
Blaine Cancels Dive of Death Stunt
The articles a bit dated but it proves he's not stupid and knows his limitations.........
Blaine cancels Stunt
Illusionist David Blaine has called off his next stunt.
Blaine was planning to perform a "dive of death" on his birthday this Sunday.
But according to his publicist the event has been cancelled.
Blaine had intended to jump hundreds of feet from a helicopter into a river without a parachute.
The stunt would have been his first since he famously spent 44 days in a perspex box suspended above the Thames in London.
David Blaine - Mysterious Stranger
Haven't read the book but I definatley find him mysterious!.......
On October 29, 2002, Random House published Mysterious Stranger: A Book of Magic by David Blaine. Part autobiography, part history of magic, and part armchair treasure hunt, the book also includes instructions on how to perform card tricks and illusions.The treasure hunt, Blaine's $100,000 Challenge, was devised by game designer Cliff Johnson, creator of The Fool's Errand, and was solved by Sherri Skanes on March 20, 2004, 16 months after the book's publication. * The Official Solution * The Winner's Tale
Thursday, July 13, 2006
David Blaine - Levitation
Another trick that David pulled was his "livitation" illusion where he seemly raised of the ground a couple of inches.
We'll show you how he does this trick so you can do the same to your friends...
David Blaine - Drowned Alive?
Now that's gotta be some nasty bathwater after 7 days.........
David Blaine at Lincoln Center, sharing a moment with a fan as spectators look on (2 May 2006).EnlargeDavid Blaine at Lincoln Center, sharing a moment with a fan as spectators look on (2 May 2006).On May 1, 2006, Blaine was submerged in an 8 foot (2.4 m) diameter, water-filled sphere (isotonic saline, 0.9% salt) in front of the Lincoln Center in New York for a planned seven days and seven nights, using tubes for air and nutrition. During his time in the sphere, he attracted large crowds and many visits by celebrities including Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, and Courteney Cox. He concluded this event by attempting to hold his breath underwater to break the world record of 8 minutes, 58 seconds. In a change to the original stunt plans, while attempting to break this record, Blaine also tried to free himself from handcuffs and chains put on him upon coming out after the week in the sphere. Blaine apparently held his breath for 7 minutes and 8 seconds before showing signs of unconsciousness and being pulled up by the support divers, thus failing in his attempt.
Blaine did nonetheless succeed in setting a record (as yet unrecognized by any record-keeping institution) for being fully submerged in water for more than seven days straight (177 hours).
It is expected that Blaine will suffer medical problems as a result of his stunt. Blaine has undergone multiple short hospital visits after the stunt ended and has entered an agreement with doctors from Yale University to monitor him in order to study the human physiological reaction to prolonged submersion.  During the stunt, doctors witnessed skin breakdown at the hands and feet and liver failure.
In an interview on the Howard Stern Show on Sirius satellite radio, Blaine spoke of the week-long fasting he did before the "drowning alive" stunt, to prevent the need for solid waste issues. For urine, he wore an external, condom-style catheter.
David Blaine - Above The Below
Another one of Davids endurance stunts. He seems to get a lot of publicity from these types of adventures and yet personally I couldn't care less about this type of stunt. I much prefer watching David amaze everyday people on the street with his fantastic illusions........
Above the Below
David Blaine in "Above the Below" stunt, London (October 11, 2003)EnlargeDavid Blaine in "Above the Below" stunt, London (October 11, 2003)David Blaine suspended in front of City Hall, London (October 3, 2003)EnlargeDavid Blaine suspended in front of City Hall, London (October 3, 2003)On September 5, 2003, Blaine began his 44-day endurance stunt sealed inside a transparent Plexiglas case suspended 30 feet (9 m) in the air over Potters Fields Park on the south bank of the River Thames in London. The case, measuring 7ft by 7ft by 3ft (2.1 x 2.1 x 0.9 m), had a webcam installed so that viewers could observe his progress. During this period the magician reportedly received no food but only water, a feat of endurance inspired by "A Hunger Artist" by Kafka. It was often asked if he did receive food and water at night because the case he was in, was covered at night. The stunt co-ordinators said this was so that he could sleep without distractions.
As with his New York City stunts, the vast majority of London visitors were generally supportive, seeking little more than a wave from the magician.  However, the stunt became the subject of much press and media attention, due to a raucous minority who were mischievous or outright hostile to Blaine's presence.
Newspapers reported that eggs, lemons, sausages, water bottles, beer cans, paint-filled balloons and golf balls had all been thrown at the box; a hamburger was flown round the box by radio-controlled model helicopter; one man was arrested for climbing the scaffolding supporting Blaine's box and attempting to cut the power and water supply to the box; and the magician was treated to numerous displays of bare bottoms and breasts.
"You've picked the wrong town to be hung in, Mr Blaine," wrote The Sunday Times. "What is clear from the start is that Londoners are not taking Blaine quite as seriously as he takes himself. ... Really, it makes you proud to be British.
"A gaunt Blaine emerged on schedule on October 19, murmuring "I love you all!" and was quickly hospitalized. A subsequent letter in the New England Journal of Medicine, co-written by Blaine, described his nutritional recovery, revealing similar symptoms often exhibited by the malnourished who are being reintroduced to liquid and solid foods. The letter reported that Blaine had lost 54 pounds (24.5 kg) during his fast.
David Blaine - Vertigo
Just thinking about this stunt makes me dizzy, you couldn't pay me to stay up there for that long let alone get up there.....
On Monday 22 March 2002, Blaine began a stunt he named 'Vertigo'. A crane lifted Blaine onto a 90 foot (27 m) high pillar in Bryant Park, New York City. He claimed to have been scheduled to start training for this particular stunt on September 11th, 2001, by flying on American Airlines from Kennedy airport at noon to Los Angeles. As Blaine lived in New York City, he delayed his training. He remained on the pillar, which was 22 inches (56 cm) wide, for exactly 34 hours and 23 minutes without food, water or anything to lean on. Blaine appeared to be without safety harnesses and had no safety nets underneath him for almost the duration of the stunt. He ended the feat by jumping down onto a landing platform made of a 12 foot (3.7 m) high pile of cardboard boxes. He suffered a minor concussion on the way down after hitting his head on the boxes, but he fully recovered from the injury. 
David Blaine beer trick
This is just a wicked trick by David Blaine. Do you know how he does it?
Keep tune we may just show you how its done........
David Blaines Next Stunt
Well I guess hes gotta keep pushing the bondries but you wonder just how far he can push the boundries.....
BLAINE ANNOUNCES NEXT STUNT
DAVID BLAINE, who failed to break the world record for holding his breath underwater last week (08MAY06), has announced his next stunt will be living among wild animals in the jungle. The 33-year-old was released from a New York City hospital last week (09MAY06), after spending seven days in a spherical aquarium. Blaine needed medical treatment after suffering convulsions and passing out while attempting to hold his breath for nine minutes. But the magician has already moved on to planning his next stunt, claiming the challenge is more unbelievable than anything he has attempted before. He tells the New York Post, "I'm planning to live harmoniously among wild beasts. And I'd like to do it alone in the jungle."15/05/2006 21:12