David Blaine

American magician David Blaine

David Blaine is an American illusionist and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic. He has set and broken several world records.
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Seth Meyers Mocks Michael Flynn With World's Shortest Highlight Reel
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Stunt gone wrong: David Blaine special airs showing magician shooting himself in the mouth
Fox News - about 1 year
Magician David Blaine can be seen on video nearly killing himself as he shoots a bullet into his own throat during a crazy stunt.
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David Blaine stuns Drake, Chappelle and Curry
CNN - over 1 year
Magician David Blaine stuns celebrities Drake, Dave Chappelle and Stephen Curry with an unusual magic trick.
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11 DIY Election-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas (Because 2016)
Huffington Post - over 1 year
@FuckedUpElection U up? It's October and we all know what that means: pumpkin spiced everything, lots and lots of cuffing, and of course, Halloween. If you're like most, then searching for that perfect costume causes you a good deal of stress. While the 2016 election has been all kinds of messed up, at least it has provided us with a handful of great costume ideas. Now you, too, can bring home some of the greatest moments from the election. Check out these 11 election-themed DIY costumes. Together we can make Halloween great again. 1) HILLARY CLINTON'S SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY Embed from Getty Images From the beginning it was clear that the Clinton campaign was going to focus on reaching millennials. From selfies to snapchat to emoji-filled tweets, Clinton and her team met millennials on their own turf: Social media. Whether you found it to be successful or unauthentic, any time you can incorporate the poop emoji into a costume is a win in my eyes. What you'll n...
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I have achieved hot dog enlightenment, time travel, and am one with everything (hold the mustard)
Huffington Post - over 1 year
On July 4th, 2016 on stage at the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest's 100th anniversary, I achieved enlightenment by eating the singular perfect garlicky natural-casing wiener nestled in a spongy bun. This Holy Grail of hot dogs was a century in the making and the totem that tore a rip in the time/space continuum and opened my gateway to Nirvana. Around me my fellow Major League Eaters ate astronomical amounts of HDBs (hot dogs and buns) in ten minutes, pushing the physiological limits of human consumption while I ate but one. That one, however, turned my stomach into a flux capacitor and allowed my enteric brain (neurons that governs the function of the gastrointestinal system - the cerebral gut) to journey to a mystical destination: Nirvana. I am one with everything and used no condiments. On the back of each eaters' jersey is their personal best in HDBs but my jersey's number reformed into the infinity symbol. As an added bonus to achieving enlightenment, unlike p...
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'Excuse Me, While I Eat The Sky' - I Eat Hot Dogs On Top Of Wonder Wheel
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Coney Island is a magical historic place that is close to my heart, my soul, and especially my stomach. I am celebrating my fifteenth year as a Major League Eater July 4th on stage at the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest as Nathan's celebrates it's 100th year. How often in life does one's stomach not only be a part of the collective digestive history of our country, but also eat something a century in the making? I honestly don't know what I will feel, either in my enteric or cranium bound brain, but I predict a sense of being one with everything. Ida and Nathan Handwerker opened their Nathan's hot dog stand on the corner of Stillwell and Surf Ave as their belief of "making it" in America -- they undercut the competitors wiener prices and charged 5 cents a dog for their secret spiced frankfurter. Today, Nathan's Famous is a behemoth corporation eternally linked to July 4th because of Major League Eating. I get to quaff one of their natural casing wieners a century l...
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Magic-Trick Apps to Unleash Your Inner David Blaine
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
So you want to be a digital magician? These spellbinding apps for iPhone and Android smartphones can help you master the art of illusion.
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Magic-Trick Apps to Unleash Your Inner David Blaine
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
So you want to be a digital magician? These spellbinding apps for iPhone and Android smartphones can help you master the art of illusion.
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That Secretive Club You've Feared Runs The World Is Real, And Hilarious
Huffington Post - about 2 years
On Oct. 29, a group of roughly 100 rich and powerful people gathered at the upscale restaurant Tao in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan to discuss global domination. The closed-door, members-only meeting was attended by pop culture celebrities and company presidents, CEOs and CMOs. Questlove, David Blaine, Steve Aoki and Janelle Monáe were all present, as were Levi's president James Curleigh and Vice Media's president Andrew Creighton. Senior representatives of Red Bull, Spotify, GoPro, Citibank, American Express, Hershey and Tinder were just a few major brands there. An ambitious man named Roman Tsunder had gathered the formidable group, who together represented an organization that counts influential figures including the Dalai Lama and Tony Hawk among its members. The point of this meeting was partially to please, yes, but also to figure out how to take on the world, as underlined by the organization's name "PTTOW!," or "Plan to Take On the World!" (Exclamation theirs.)...
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That Secretive Club You've Feared Runs The World Is Real, And Hilarious
Huffington Post - about 2 years
On Oct. 29, a group of roughly 100 rich and powerful people gathered at the upscale restaurant Tao in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan to discuss global domination. The closed-door, members-only meeting was attended by pop culture celebrities and company presidents, CEOs and CMOs. Questlove, David Blaine, Steve Aoki and Janelle Monáe were all present, as were Levi's president James Curleigh and Vice Media's president Andrew Creighton. Senior representatives of Red Bull, Spotify, GoPro, Citibank, American Express, Hershey and Tinder were just a few major brands there. An ambitious man named Roman Tsunder had gathered the formidable group, who together represented an organization that counts influential figures including the Dalai Lama and Tony Hawk among its members. The point of this meeting was partially to please, yes, but also to figure out how to take on the world, as underlined by the organization's name "PTTOW!," or "Plan to Take On the World!" (Exclamation theirs.)...
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Soccer Player's Levitating-Ball Trick Will Get A Rise Out Of You
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Soccer player Cesar Martinez celebrated his recent goal in Venezuela's Primera Division by going all David Blaine on us. Watch the athlete, surrounded by his Zamora teammates, appear to levitate the ball. via GIPHY Here's another video look: What is this sorcery?! Cesar Martinez celebrates his goal by making the ball levitate... pic.twitter.com/XvmP2j7I2G — BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) October 27, 2015 As many publications are wondering: How did he do this? Sleight of hand? Some other deception? Or is it .... via GIPHY WITCHCRAFT? Happy Halloween. H/T The Big Lead Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519193941&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=true&ratio=wide&align=center&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&amp...
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Soccer Player's Levitating-Ball Trick Will Get A Rise Out Of You
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Soccer player Cesar Martinez celebrated his recent goal in Venezuela's Primera Division by going all David Blaine on us. Watch the athlete, surrounded by his Zamora teammates, appear to levitate the ball. via GIPHY Here's another video look: What is this sorcery?! Cesar Martinez celebrates his goal by making the ball levitate... pic.twitter.com/XvmP2j7I2G — BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) October 27, 2015 As many publications are wondering: How did he do this? Sleight of hand? Some other deception? Or is it .... via GIPHY WITCHCRAFT? Happy Halloween. H/T The Big Lead Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519193941&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=true&ratio=wide&align=center&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&amp...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Blaine
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 39
    He has performed privately for a number of celebrities and world leaders, and performed magic alongside Michael Jackson. He gave a TED talk in 2013, describing his Guinness World Record of oxygen-assisted static apnea.
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    Blaine starred in a 90-minute ABC television special, David Blaine: Real or Magic, on November 19, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 38
    On October 5, 2012, Blaine began performing a 72-hour endurance stunt called Electrified: One Million Volts Always On atop a 22-foot high pillar on Pier 54 in New York City, which was streamed live on YouTube.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    On September 18, 2008, Donald Trump and Blaine announced his latest feat, The Upside Down Man, in which he planned to hang upside down without a safety net for 60 hours.
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    Blaine appeared on the April 30, 2008 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for oxygen assisted static apnea, following his failure to break the then-current record of unassisted static apnea in his previous attempt Drowned Alive.
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  • 2006
    Age 32
    On November 21, 2006, Blaine began his Revolution stunt, where he was shackled to a rotating gyroscope for 16 hours without food or water.
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    On May 1, 2006, Blaine began his Drowned Alive stunt, which lasted seven days and involved a submersion in an diameter, water-filled sphere containing isotonic saline in front of the Lincoln Center in New York City.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 29
    On September 5, 2003, Blaine began an endurance stunt in which he was sealed inside a transparent Plexiglas case.
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  • 2002
    Age 28
    Mysterious Stranger: A Book of Magic by David Blaine was published on October 29, 2002.
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    On May 22, 2002, a crane lifted Blaine onto a high and wide pillar in Bryant Park, New York City.
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  • 2000
    Age 26
    On November 27, 2000, Blaine performed a stunt called Frozen in Time, which was covered on a TV special.
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  • 1999
    Age 25
    On April 5, 1999, Blaine was entombed in an underground plastic box underneath a 3-ton water-filled tank for seven days, across from Trump Place on 68th St. and Riverside Drive, as part of a stunt titled "Buried Alive".
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  • 1997
    Age 23
    On May 19, 1997, Blaine's first television special, David Blaine: Street Magic aired on ABC. "It really, really does break new ground," said Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on April 4, 1973.
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