David Blaine is an American illusionist and endurance artist. He is famous for his street magic and his endurance feats that defy explanation. These include being buried alive, hanging upside down for 40 hours, being encased in a massive block of ice and fasting for 44 days.
How does he do it? What techniques does he use? Hoping to answer this questions, we have revealed some of David Blaine's most famous tricks.
With his first television special, Street Magic, Blaine established himself as a master of conjuring and a quirky innovator. The first magic special to concentrate on the amazed audience instead on the magician, Street Magic was considered a great breakthrough. It was followed by Magic Man, another street magic show which only strengthened Blaine’s reputation as “the hottest name in magic”.
But Blaine was all but finished. Determined to prove himself as an endurance artist too, he went on to perform all kinds of endurance feats and break some world records. He got himself buried, frozen, starved and almost drowned.
Blaine describes his magic adventures and reveals a lot about his personality in his book Mysterious Stranger: A Book of Magic.