Yeah, I just watched some clips on youtube about contact juggling and I was impressed. I mean sliding the ball around in that way is impressive and I liked how they create an illusion that the ball floats. But when I read about it I understood how it works.
It’s a crystal ball that is used, so you can’t easily tell if it’s rotating or not. Then the reflections remain exactly the same, which is why you get the floating sensation e.g. when he’s rolling it along his hand. But at the same time, you need to really be skilled at this in order to impress the audience. So it’s one part dexterity and one part optical illusion.
(ps: yes, I’m have started to blog again, just needed to take a small break. Hopefully I will return to my golden age when I used to write 23 posts a day… ehm. baby steps baby steps)
Did you know that he and his army are thought to have killed around 35 to 40 million people. That’s a little more than the population of Canada, he also conquered 13 million square miles of land (in meter: 33669845434368 m²), so he basically couldn’t walk a mile without leaving three dead bodies in his wake.
Additionally, reports show that he was the father of the generation that went on and produced 0.5% of the worlds’ population. That’s 16 million people. That means for every two persons he killed, he impregnated one.
A famous quote of his is: “No. To crush your enemies, and see them fall at your feet – to take their horses and belongings, and to hear the lamentation of their women. That is the best life.” A phrase most people recognize from the Conan the Barbarian movie.
A highly reputable man. Don’t you agree?