levitating magicianEarlier this week magician Dynamo shocked Londoners when he floated down the city streets next to a double-decker bus. It appeared that he was levitating there, casually holding on with one hand as he spoke on his cell phone with the other. In a word, it was freaky.

Bystanders were understandably shocked. They screamed, gasped, and took pictures as he went by causing all sorts of commotion. Commotion was exactly what he wanted to create as it was part of Pepsi Max's "Live for Now campaign". Campaign or no campaign though, it was pretty incredible. So how did he do it? (Don't read on if you prefer to believe he's just magic.)

According to reports from spoilsports, it's believed that his "arm" was actually a prosthetic one made of steel that was fasted to the bus. Some kind of harness must have lifted him up there, and then he was off.

PerthNow said "Dynamo must think we're all a bunch of suckers."

The arm is in fact a metal pole that has been fastened to the bus and is supporting Dynamo's weight while he holds on. Dynamo's real arm is in tucked inside his chest.

A few signs from our social media sleuths include the fact that his fingers don't move in the clip and there are no people around when he hovers up and down the bus.

I buy that, but it's still pretty freaking incredible to hold the entire weight of your body up the air like that while dangling over the city. Magic or no magic that's pretty magnificent -- especially for Pepsi Max who got some pretty great exposure from this little stunt.

Check it out for yourself and see what you think.

What do you think of this stunt? Do you believe in magic?

 

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