Floating on air in Stockholm
October 13, 2013
day 1, day 2, day 3). In the afternoon of the third day, we went on a tourist trip around Stockholm, excellently guided by Maria-Elida.About six weeks ago, I participated to the European Skeptics Congress in Stockholm. I reported about those three days on this blog (
When we arrived on the central place of Stockholm, we witnessed the following miracle. All of us skeptics were converted on the spot, and renounced our previous errors.
During a quick discussion, we found the following things that point to a more mundane explanation.
A couple of possible explanations, referring only to known scientific principles were quickly proposed. All doubt was removed when I went a little closer, and saw a small metal bar not entirely hidden by the clothes. I will not explain fully how it was done. First of all, I think this was actually very well performed. These people were sitting there for a couple of hours and deserve respect. It would probably kill me just sitting like that, let alone floating. Secondly, well, you should try to figure it out yourself.
If you really want a hint, check the following Youtube video. Erik Akesson posted these guys on his Facebook wall, and almost immediately had an answer via Youtube. One of the explanations can be found below, but really, try to find it first yourself!
A very nice performance, still. These street performers deserved the coins onlookers gave them. It shows, in my opinion, that reality and normal physical explanations can be really wonderful to look at.
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