Light & Heavy Chest
A beautiful square Chest with a lid is resting on your table. The Chest looks like it belongs in your home up on a shelf with treasured collectibles. You carried the Chest today so ANY spectator (NO stooge) can join you testing the properties of Light & Heavy objects in a little experiment.
Have this willing spectator hold the box a moment so you can prepare the experiment. Set the Light & Heavy Chest on the floor opening the lid & drop a silk inside.
Begin to parley objects appear to be lite in weight, but are actually have very heavy properties. The extremely lightweight silk inside the Chest, actually has many heavy compounds & set against wood is nearly impossible to lift.
Now invite the spectator to lift the Chests with the heavy silk inside. The spectator can NOT lift the Chest at all, its just to heavy!
You explain some things appear to be light in weight, but are actually heavy! Now you open the lid & remove the silk, the spectator can NOW lift the Chest!
Here’s a great idea that gets laughs. Bring a big burley gentleman on stage first, then a child to lift the Chest at the end.
Furniture Quality Apparatus! Show Freely at ALL Angles, before being set Down! NO Table Trapdoors or False Floors! NO Electricity, Wires or Magnets! Nothing Attached to You!