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This is the incredible effect that was performed by Lance Burton on his highest rated TV special!
An amazing illusion using a real Champagne bottle! Start pouring liquid from this bottle into a glass. As you pour, let go of the glass. The liquid is still pouring from the bottle into the glass, but the glass is suspended in midair! Wow!
The Champagne Bottle is the most dramatic of the Airborne effects, because you can use clear water pouring from the bottle and it can easily be seen from a distance.
Because this trick involves the appearance of alcohol, we recommend it for adults only.
History and Trivia:
Although the French monk Dom Perignon did not invent champagne, it is true he developed many advances in the production of this beverage, including holding the cork in place with a wire collar to withstand the fermentation pressure. Dom Perignon was originally charged by his superiors at the abbey to get rid of the bubbles since the pressure in the bottles caused many of them to burst in the cellar. As sparkling wine production increased in the early 1700s, cellar workers would have to wear heavy iron mask that resembled a baseball catcher's mask to prevent injury from spontaneously bursting bottles. The disturbance caused by one bottle's disintegration could cause a chain reaction, with it being routine for cellars to lose 90-90% of their bottles to instability. The mysterious circumstance surrounding the then unknown process of fermentation and carbonic gas caused some critics to call the sparkling creations "The Devil's Wine".
Champagne is also used to launch ships- a bottle is ceremoniously smashed over the hull during the ship's launch. If the bottle fails to break, this is often thought to be bad luck.
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