Chopping Assistant in Half: Anatomy of Illusion
Well, legs were never shredded. There were two assistants, not one. Another one was already there out of our sight hidden inside the box, his job was to stick their legs at the appropriate time. The Assistant comes to know about the exact time when the magician separates two halves. The trick reaches its climax when sawing is complete and both volunteers will move and shake their legs showing no one is hurt.
Interesting Magic Fact: The founder of Project Magic was David Copperfield. He was inspired by an aspiring magician in his 20s who’s having childlike handwriting due to a disability. This program aims at disabled people to teach them some basic hand magic tricks to increase their motor skills and boost their self- confidence.