A pair of Singapore magicians are chasing a record unofficially set by Hans Klok.
J C Sum and “Magic Babe” Ning are going to attempt 15 grand illusions in five minutes. The feat, to be performed on June 27, will close out the Singapore River Festival 2009. And keep in mind, these are “grand” illusions: Sleight of hand acts, card tricks, hankies, birds won’t count. From a press release:
(They) will be making themselves appear, vanish, teleport, exchange places, dissect their bodies, pass through solid objects, making a motorcycle appear, and much more in this physically & mentally challenging feat of attempting 15 grand illusions in 5 minutes.
Authenticating the feat will be the Singapore Book of Records and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. According to the release, it will also be submitted to Guinness World Records. Klok set an unofficial record last year by performing 10 illusions in five minutes for a TV studio recording.