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Genghis Khans Floating Flagon real levitation or cheap parlor trick?

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posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 11:42 PM

Now, by means of their supernatural
art, they cause the flagons of wine, milk, or any other beverage,
to fill the cups spontaneously, without being touched by the
attendants, and the cups to move through the air the distance
of ten spaces until they reach the hand of the grand khan. As
he empties them, they return to the place from whence they
came; and this is done in the presence of such persons as are
invited by his majesty to witness the performance.

The above has been explained as a cheap trick using wire. I wonder was it?
It is now known that even NASA has used acoustical sound to levitate things.
Monks use sound to move stone.

One has to wonder in the reign of Genghis Khan was this power used?
I've been reading the travels of Marco Polo and it's interesting to say the least.
Cannibals, magic, weird animals and that's just the start. What is real and what is exaggeration?

posted on Aug, 20 2020 @ 12:11 AM
a reply to: JAGStorm

Magic is just science that we don't understand yet. ... Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ... Arthur C. Clarke

What you would call magic, others see as a complex branch of science ... science that you need to re-discover for you had the knowledge once a long time ago. ... Tez.

Knowledge is Power ... to be used for the betterment of mankind ... or otherwise.


posted on Aug, 20 2020 @ 12:24 AM
Well there were actual magic shops in the middle east more than 2000 years ago. I know of a trick jug that was available over 2000 years ago where the performer could make one of two liquids pour form it. Usually water and wine were used.

I could see this levitation both ways. It would be an impressive trick ether way. Our current technology can't do it without some form of magic trickery, but it would not be beyond the possibility of some lost technology.

As far as the cup filling goes, it could be a simple machine similar to this ancient vending machine described here.
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posted on Aug, 20 2020 @ 05:28 AM
a reply to: JAGStorm

Something like that would be very useful nowadays in pubs to help with social distancing. I would hope that ten spaces is more than a few meters distance. Although, I'm sure a hefty levitating tax would be added to your tab.

I must read up more on Marco Polo!

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