04 Apr Magic Smiles Shared Around the World.
A smile is Universal! Our video goes viral, and we make people laugh & smile with magic in 177 countries around the world!
For me magic has always been about making people forget about their problems, challenges, or any other negative thoughts, and just for a moment become uplifted, happy, and relaxed. Magic is the best kind of distraction, or as we magicians like to call it, “misdirection.” So to illustrate this point, I went out with my friends in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal to do a very simple trick involving sponge balls to as many random people as possible. The reactions that we got were priceless. Any age, gender, or race, everyone had the exact same reaction. (see the video below) Our video got over 144,000 views in just under 2 weeks. Now, although it may sound pretty normal to some people who post videos on YouTube, what struck me was how we had views coming from around the entire world. At some point we were getting 20,000 views a day, so I would wake up in the morning and have emails from YouTube about subscriptions, and comments on my channel. So many people watched the video and commented that it made them smile too, and then shared these smiles with their friends.
We were making people smile in: Russia, US, Macedonia, Ukraine, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, UK, Germany, Belarus, Australia, Netherlands, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Israel, Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, France, Sweden, Italy, Greece, Moldova (where I was born), Philippines, Serbia, Switzerland, New Zeland, India, Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, Norway, Ireland, Poland, Malaysia, Lithuania, Austria, Romania, Slovenia, Singapore, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Thailand, UAE, Taiwan, Croatia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Vietnam, Argentina, Georgia, Hungry, Turkey, Colombia, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Chile, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Peru, Costa Rica, Iceland, Cyprus, Morocco, Slovakia, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, Montenegro, Egypt, Kuwait, Malta, Dominican Republic, Andorra, Tunisia, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Albania, Kenya, Cambodia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Bolivia, Uruguay, Trinidad, Jamaica, Panama, Guam, Algeria, Mongolia, Cayman Island, Guatemala, Grenada, Iraq, El Salvador, Oman, Nepal, Bahrain, Barbados, Afghanistan, Honduras, Bahamas, Iran, China, Ghana, Tanzania, Figi, Ethiopia, Libya, Maldives, Palestine, Sudan, Mozambique, Pakistan, Paraguay, Senegal, Namibia, Suriname, Haiti, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Syria, Uganda, Bhutan, Mali, Madagascar, Congo, Somalia, Liberia, Yemen, Anguilla, Laos, and a few more that I’ve never even heard of before!
So yea… literally sharing smiles across the entire world. If this isn’t motivating, I don’t know what is. We are SUPER excited now to go out them, and make more reasons for people to crack a smile and start laughing and sharing. :)
Here’s the video, take a look for yourself:
Thanks for watching!
– Yan Markson
The video was also posted on many websites around the world, here are just some of them:
United States & Canada:
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/31/yan-markson-magic-smile_n_5051905.html MSN (US & Canada) http://video.xin.msn.com/watch/video/magician-brings-people-joy-with-simple-trick/2whw273zr AOL Entertainment: http://www.aol.com/video/magician-brings-people-joy-with-simple-trick/518173587/
MSN (United Kingdom) http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/magician-brings-people-joy-with-simple-trick/2ymdtpxf1?cpkey=4bff05e7-0a55-4976-b50f-77e61ca620bb%7C%7C%7C%7C&sf=Relevancy Yahoo News (United Kingdom) https://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/magician-brings-people-joy-simple-102651354.html
Yahoo News (Australia) http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/22187751/magician-brings-people-joy-with-simple-trick/
Yahoo News (Philippines) https://ph.news.yahoo.com/video/magician-brings-people-joy-simple-102651354.html
VK (Russian Social Network) http://vk.com/video-51189706_168233575?list=7b72ed7252567b54a5
More links from around the world:
http://www.inquisitr.com/1191041/the-magic-of-making-people-smile-laugh-video/ http://www.videolous.com/index.php/magic-making-people-smile-laugh http://enetview.com/the-magic-of-making-people-smile-laugh-video/ http://snapzu.com/zobo/the-magic-of-making-people-smile-laugh http://www.clipstr.com/video/the-magic-of-making/ http://www.dezinfo.net/video/66736-prostaya-magiya-chelovecheskoj-ulybki.html http://razvlekalov.com/video_jokes http://capitallampoon.com/magician-makes-dozens-of-people-smile-with-a-simple-trick/ http://www.femalenetwork.com/travel-leisure/we-dare-you-not-to-smile-after-watching-this-video http://ripen.me/2014/04/02/magician-loves-to-make-people-smile-with-simple-trick/#.Uz98GvldVVg