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   Artist catches pictures of people levitating. Or as the rest of us might call it, falling

22 Nov 2012 11:40 AM   |   12050 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  
I'm going with photoshopped.

22 Nov 2012 05:12 AM
Richard Saunders     

Bathia_Mapes: I'm going with photoshopped.


Yup. Either that, or the next series will be titled, "Stupid people in the emergency room."

22 Nov 2012 08:27 AM
Marcus Aurelius     
Nemcsik has visualized floaters in every place

I usually only visualize floaters in one place. And hopefully they stay there.

22 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
jmadisonbiii     
At least they aren't planking.

22 Nov 2012 10:13 AM
gopher321    [TotalFark]  
I'm levitating right now so I'm getting a kick...

It may be the coffee...

22 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
brap    [TotalFark]  
Swami Philippe Halsman.

22 Nov 2012 11:06 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Not amused
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22 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
Mega Steve     
With style!

22 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
Labrat407     
"There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. Its knack lies in learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, that provides the difficulties."

22 Nov 2012 11:45 AM
Swoop1809     
So where are the pictures of these people slamming into the ground? I want to see those

22 Nov 2012 11:45 AM
Wasilla Hillbilly     

Marcus Aurelius: Nemcsik has visualized floaters in every place

I usually only visualize floaters in one place. And hopefully they stay there.


I usually visualize them almost, but not quite, in the center of my field of vision. And then they most certainly do not stay there, instead choosing to torment me endlessly in their floaty, nonchalant way.

22 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
unfarkingbelievable     
Someone please explain to me the physics of biomass suddenly weighing nothing and allowing said biomass to float upwards. Until this can be proven, I call total Bullshiat.

22 Nov 2012 11:51 AM
bifford     
Are they perhaps doing backflips?

22 Nov 2012 11:52 AM
Godscrack     
Inspired by:

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22 Nov 2012 11:55 AM
msirois     
FTFA "Hungarian photographer David Budapest"
Really?

22 Nov 2012 12:02 PM
Porous Horace     
And now in stereo!

22 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
capt.hollister    [TotalFark]  

Labrat407: "There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. Its knack lies in learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, that provides the difficulties."


It helps if, when tripping while running on an alien planet, but before actually hitting the ground, you suddenly catch a glimpse of a hold-all bag you lost at Athens airport years before.

Also, look out for flying parties. And jumbo jets.

22 Nov 2012 12:06 PM
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich     
Look at the people in these photos. In almost all cases, the core is tucked pretty tight, and the legs are being pulled up above the center of gravity. These aren't people falling - they're just doing backflips.

22 Nov 2012 12:07 PM
capt.hollister    [TotalFark]  
"Artist catches fabricates pictures of people levitating. Or as the rest of us might call it, falling"

fixed

22 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
aerojockey    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Not amused
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FAKE.

/the shadows aren't moving

22 Nov 2012 12:17 PM
talkertopc     

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Look at the people in these photos. In almost all cases, the core is tucked pretty tight, and the legs are being pulled up above the center of gravity. These aren't people falling - they're just doing backflips.


Backflips is what I was thinking at first but the height seems too high or low in most of the pictures.

22 Nov 2012 12:47 PM
Porous Horace     
Shouldn't it be "takes pictures" or is this some kind of a side-show act?

22 Nov 2012 12:49 PM
texmeth     

unfarkingbelievable: Someone please explain to me the physics of biomass suddenly weighing nothing and allowing said biomass to float upwards. Until this can be proven, I call total Bullshiat.


No gravity, mass suddenly weights nothing.

22 Nov 2012 12:56 PM
texmeth     
*weighs

22 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich     

talkertopc: Backflips is what I was thinking at first but the height seems too high or low in most of the pictures.


Most of them are just about perfect. Some of them the angle distorts it a bit, like the parking garage where it looks like he's high, but really, he's about level with the cars, which isn't hard if you do your squats. And in none of the pictures is the height less than the distance from the top of the head to the c.g., giving them room to spin around. And even if they don't do a full spin, it's not that hard to jump up like that and then land on your feet again.

22 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
Zarquon's Flat Tire    [TotalFark]  

capt.hollister: Labrat407: "There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. Its knack lies in learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, that provides the difficulties."

It helps if, when tripping while running on an alien planet, but before actually hitting the ground, you suddenly catch a glimpse of a hold-all bag you lost at Athens airport years before.

Also, look out for flying parties. And jumbo jets.


Some resorts will help you miss the ground by either displaying a spectacular set of legs, or by espousing quite remarkable political beliefs after you have thrown yourself at the ground.

22 Nov 2012 01:03 PM
WordsnCollision     
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/unimpressed

22 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
Coming on a Bicycle     

texmeth: unfarkingbelievable: Someone please explain to me the physics of biomass suddenly weighing nothing and allowing said biomass to float upwards. Until this can be proven, I call total Bullshiat.

No gravity, mass suddenly weights nothing.


Then that mass would have to move at the speed of light. In other words, too fast to be captured on camera (and probably wrecking the mass in the process).

22 Nov 2012 01:34 PM
capt.hollister    [TotalFark]  

WordsnCollision: [images.splitcoaststampers.com image 500x384]

/unimpressed


Oh no, not again !

22 Nov 2012 01:39 PM
thisiszombocom     
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22 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
Lipspinach     

msirois: FTFA "Hungarian photographer David Budapest"
Really?


Yeah artists never change their names or anything.
It's unheard of.

22 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
Day_Old_Dutchie     
Somewhere out there
You're falling out of reach
Defying gravity, yeah
I know you're out there
Somewhere out there

22 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
MadHatter500     
They aren't even good photoshops. Light balance is wrong in several, light sources are wrong in a few more, and shadows appears to be something the artist doesn't understand.

I wouldn't even give him a good grade in a photoshop class.

22 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
GungFu     
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22 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
kim jong-un     

Coming on a Bicycle: texmeth: unfarkingbelievable: Someone please explain to me the physics of biomass suddenly weighing nothing and allowing said biomass to float upwards. Until this can be proven, I call total Bullshiat.

No gravity, mass suddenly weights nothing.

Then that mass would have to move at the speed of light. In other words, too fast to be captured on camera (and probably wrecking the mass in the process).


Weightless is not massless

22 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
powerferret     
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22 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
I would also have accepted photos of members of the Natural Law Party bouncing on their buttocks.

Seriously. They ran candidates in several Canadian elections. They have this "yoga" trick where they bounce in the Lotus position. Some of the older and stupider photographs of Swamis "levitating are doing this yoga exercise. They can reach maximum altitudes of about four inches (a real expert might reach six) but that's if you catch them at the top of the bounce. Otherwise, they are, as suggested, falling or bouncing.

I don't think any imposture is meant by most of the people who do this buttock exercise, but the people who sell the photographs as "mystical levitation" are full of crap.

As for magicians, they can produce levitation with the help of a very thin flat platform. It can be supported by "invisible threads", or by a bar that is invisible behind the floating "volunteer". There may be other ways of creating this allusion, but allusion it definitely is.

You can fake levitation in a very crude way by leaning back on your heels to give the impression (from the front) that you are floating an inch or so above the floor.

Scientists have levitating frogs in a magnetic field, which is a neat trick because frogs aren't made of iron or nickel.

If somebody discovers a way to shield an object from gravity or to use some sort of anti-gravitational force (besides crummy old magnetism, which is old hat now), then we might get real levitation. It ought to be a valuable trick since you might only have to overcome the inertia of a heavy object to move it around. That and air resistance aren't much and an object the size of an ocean liner could easily be moved about at a profit if real levitation were cheap. It would also be a great way to improve views and real estate availability in over-crowded hotspots. Floating towers would be cool if they could be kept stationary for long periods, even in hurricanes. They would require new engineering and building techniques, but that's no problem.

22 Nov 2012 05:06 PM
memebot_of_doom    [TotalFark]  

Porous Horace: And now in stereo!


Hayashi natsumi
Lives in Tokyo with two Cats.
Photographs Levitating Mainly self-Portraits (and not Levitating Cats).

22 Nov 2012 09:53 PM
WordsnCollision     
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22 Nov 2012 11:11 PM
Elephantman     
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23 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
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