The world-famous physicist was confirmed by Glastonbury as a guest star at the kids area, alongside TV magician Dynamo and many more.
Glastonbury is famous for very many things – stone circles, crusty hippies and loud music – but almost certainly not for science. However, a reputation for serious thought might start developing with the news that Stephen Hawking is to make an appearance at this year’s festival.
Glasto’s official Twitter account confirmed that the world-renowned professor, whose life was recently the subject of the Oscar-winning movie The Theory of Everything, will be appearing at the Kidz Field. He’ll be part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the creation of that area of the festival, which is aimed at children aged 12 or under.
Stephen Hawking will make an appearance at Glastonbury
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Illusionist Dynamo pulled of a London stunt where he seemed to levitate next to a moving bus, shocking bystanders. However, online sleuths claim to have cracked his wizardry.
It was a normal overcast Sunday afternoon in London until Bradford illusionist Dynamo decide to add a little magic, appearing to levitate next to a bus with just one arm touching the double decker's roof. Bystanders - members of the British public - who were milling around below him stopped, stared, and got snap-happy with their camera phones. Was it magic? Was it a miracle? The photos clearly show Dynamo defying gravity, yet no one could work out how. That was, until a bunch of the internet's sceptical sleuths figured out how he did it, then smugly spread it about online.
How Did Dynamo Perform His Levitation Illusion?
According to news.com.au, the "arm" Dynamo was using to make it look like he was holding on to the bus was actually a metal pole firmly attached to the bus, with a harness inside the performer's clothes to support his weight, and his real arm tucked inside. Apparently the key clues are that you never see his fingers moving on his right arm and there are no people around when he "levitates" to the top of the bus at the start of Pepsi MAX's promotional video. Cut in some clever editing and close up camera shots and you have yourself a miracle right there.
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Dynamo appeared in London on Sunday 'levitating' next to a double decker bus in a stunt linked to his new deal with Pepsi MAX.
Dynamo caused widespread excitement in London on Sunday (23rd June 2013) as he travelled past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on a bus. Dynamo is not the sort of man to take public transport, at least not in the conventional way. The magician was seen 'levitating' next to the bus as it travelled along, holding on with one hand.
Whilst travelling next to the upper floor of the double decker bus Dynamo filmed the reaction of the public as did cameras on ground level. On the public's reaction, the magician said it was "incredible and it was great to see so many people taking in the excitement."
This is not the only time Dynamo has carried out huge stunts in the UK capital. His previous escapades have including walking on the Thames. The 'magician impossible' frequently tours the country bemusing audiences with illusions which include bending glass, exploding bottles and his own spin on traditional card tricks.
Ten of the best close-up magic tricks ever captured on film.
Magic tricks are a touchy subject among most grown adults nowadays, with it being literally one of those things where you either love it or you absolutely despise it. But there have been a few street magicians who've really transferred it into youth culture; the likes of West Yorkshire's Steven Frayne, more commonly known as Dynamo, being one obvious example as well as A&E Network star Criss Angel who's known for his cool, rocker style and his superhuman mind-reading skills.
We also thought, what with the release of Steve Carell's new comedy 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone', also starring Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey, it might be a good idea to put together our favourite close-up magic tricks to whet your appetite for its UK cinematic release, ranging from the old classics to the hip street stuff that has quickly risen in popularity. Of course, these ten magic mavens put Wonderstone to shame with some of the sleekest sleight-of-hand tricks on record.
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It looks as though One Direction want to shake up the tired old pop concert formula for their first world tour. The British boy band are reportedly hoping to have the magician Dynamo as their opening act, to make sure that their live shows really have the ‘wow’ factor. And it looks as though the band are really wanting to take control of their career and have told Simon Cowell that they want the final say on everything that happens on the tour.
Dynamo is right there at the top of the choice of support acts for the One Direction tour, according to The Mirror. The 29 year-old magician from Bradford apparently lives in the same block as some of the lads and they were mightily impressed with his ‘walking on water’ stunt on the Thames last year. “They’ve been blown away by what he does. They love his levitating tricks,” an insider said. It would certainly make a change from having yet another pop group warming up the crowd for them. What would be more impressive, though, would be if Dynamo (real name Steven Frayne) could teach One Direction to levitate as part of their act… though there may not be enough rehearsal time left to make sure that happens.
One Direction join a slew of celebrities that count themselves as a Dynamo fan. Chris Martin and Will Smith are already fans and he’s already levitated Lindsay Lohan before, too (perhaps he was trying to keep here away from the medicine cabinet). Fingers crossed that Simon Cowell lets the lads get their own way on this one.
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