Ok, this was told to me by a friend who claims to have done it, never heard of it before so I thought I would toss this out there. She did this when she was a teenager and has since forgotten the exact procedure for pulling this off so, the basics of it are as follows...
1 person will lay on the floor face up. 6 other people will stand around this person each standing person will turn around a number of time and chant a certain phrase then each person will bend down, and using only the index/middle fingers from each hand, will lift this person as though they were almost weightless.
yeah, ive heard of it. I read an article that says it's a human magnetic field :/ but i seriously doubt that. i think its just that the equal lifting power of six people is greater than the object's weight.
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 01:34 AM
I actually thought this was a pretty well known thing. I've never done it myself, but I was definately aware of it.
Anvil, I never thought about it before, but you just might be on to something - like solving the "big mystery" of how the Egyptians built the pyramids lol.
Wouldn't it kind of have the same theory as gathering people for Ouiji? All the focused energy causing an object to move. Granted, even a small person weighs a WHOLE lot more than a (argh, I forgot what it's called, the pointer thingy lol), but it's still an interesting thought.
I just spent ten minutes searching the web for a sensible approach to the "Light as a feather, stiff as a board" party game. I could find none. There was just vague discussions on forums, matter of fact definitions of the game, even a step by step "how to". There were also a few "white witch" sites that seemed to promote it as true evidence of the existence of magic.
I have seen this trick done a few times back in school, but I'll just put this thought forward. What's so unusual about 6 people being able to pick up one person?
(If an 80 kg person appears to weigh less than 80/6 = 13 kg, I think the key word is "appears".)
My father-in-law taught us this trick, he says it was really popular in the 70's although i have never come across anyone else who has heard of it. Here is how he taught it to us: five particpants one sits in a chair (this is the subject) four people who will perform the act stand in a circle they place their hands on top of each other, in a circular fashion. (i.e. the first person places their right (or left) hand out, then the second person places their right hand on top if it, then the third persons right hand, then the fourth persons right hand, the the first person places their second hand on top- etc until all eight hand are on top of eachother.) You hold your hands on top of eachother until they get warm (about 20 seconds) you can say "light as a feather, stiff as a board" for your own amusement if you wish. The placing your hands together palm down, with your two pointer fingers extended, the four participants place their hands underneath the subjects stinky armpits and knee pits. you then proceed to effortlessly lift the person from the chair. its fun. and we also discussed the possible applications of such a (phenomena?) not really sure what to say about it. i would have thought it was a bunch of hooey, but it seems kinda real.
Edited by sourpatchkid, 08 October 2006 - 04:05 AM.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 04:12 AM
It is actually possible. But its a mind over matter thing. And u need ur fingers in the right places to support them making them easier to lift.
I have done it before with 5 people lifting the person on a CHAIR. It took use a number of times but when we did it. They felt wait less. And the chant works to. If its the chant that is magical or mind over matter who cares. It works.
Edited by virusdeath0, 22 October 2006 - 04:14 AM.
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