These Prague street performers have pulled off one of the finest executions of the levitating man illusion you will ever see. For those of you who hate fun and wonder, we've got the secret — and the physics — behind this ancient trick.
In the 1980s, a Communist-era television tower was erected in Prague, ruining its picturesque skyline. Now you can stay at a hotel with a view that's guaranteed not to include the tower, because it's located inside the tower itself, perched 230 feet over the city.
This is a 40,000 megapixel, 280,000 x 140,000, 360 degree picture of the 868-year-old Strahov Monastery Library in Prague, Czech Republic. A lot of numbers, right? Here's more: the gigantic picture is actually made up of 2,947 different images that added up to 283GB and took over 111 hours to stich together.
The Astronomical Clock in Prague's Old Square displays not only time but sunrise, sunset, zodiac, mean revolutions of the moon, and a whole bunch of other crazy stuff. It recently celebrated its 600th birthday with this incredible projected light show.
Combining the tradition of building towers in clusters with the coldly rational American skyscraper, apparently you wind up with a tower that has been cut, twirled and splayed apart, resulting in a giant undulating W that's a single, continuous building masquerading as four wavy towers. That's the theory behind Danish…