• Magician Joe Burrus is lowered to a "grave" in a casket
as he prepares to perform a stunt.
Burrus died after the casket collapsed
under the weight of the
concrete poured on top of it.
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    • Did they bring him back up or did they just have an express funeral?
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    • “Yeah guys cover me in like 10 ft of concrete ill be aight guys come on”
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    • At least they already paid for the burial
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    • Probably just left him there, cheaper than digging him back up just to put him back in the dirt
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    • Suicide in a grave kinda conviennent
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    • Imagine the sound it made, what he thought right before it collapsed
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    • 2 birds 1 stone I guess
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    • I heard about that, apparently building your casket out of glass is a bad idea
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    • Damn that's like my phobia my dude
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    • Looks like his chances of escaping were... crushed
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    • Everyone was probably just sitting there waiting and after a while we’re just like “well this show is shit”
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    • I heard about this, what's even worse was that his family, including his wife and 2 kids were in the front row to watch
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    • I guess they had to dig him up to know for sure he was dead and not trapped alive.
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    • No, cement dries quicker at the bottom than the top so when it solidified he ended up suffocating from not being able to leave. Then after that he was crushed.1/2
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    • He was a traveling escape artist and he Got buried in a glass coffin and poured concrete on top of it before he could try and escape it collapsed. His two sons traveled with him and they had to dig him up to find that he was dead
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    • There wasn't a single point where he was like "maybe this isn't a good idea"?
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    • dumbass
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    • The video of it is on YouTube. Bit of a short documentary that shows the moment the box caves in and the people trying to dig him out
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    • Well at least they already had a grave dug
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    • Ive seen the footage of this, as they're putting the concrete in over the casket the whole thing just sinks another 3 feet and people are panicking and they dude's kid was there watching too.
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    • What was the trick supposed to be?
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    • How tf would he even escape that
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    • Cheapest. Funeral. Ever.
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    • This is one out of several plots in magic I won’t touch. Houdini has a rule that he’d never do anything that was more dangerous to him than sitting in a chair in his living room. He makes his stunts “look” dangerous. But never where.
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    • Sad, but a clear reminder of my college 101 physics professor, who said it was our job to be perfect, since even a little mistake could end up costing lives.
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    • And for my next trick I will die
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    • joe @ the casket
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    • There is video and it's pretty hard to watch
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    • Well at least they didn't have to... You know, move him..
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    • Next!
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    • A good rule for magicians is that if no one can hear you scream from help you likely shouldn’t do it
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    • Looks like he... Dug his own grave! :D
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    • It was caught on film. You can see the surface suddenly drop as the void is filled
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    • An exit tunnel to the side I would imagine
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    • At least that's what he wants us to think. He could be any one of us
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    • Still waiting for him to escape. Man this is a long magic trick
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    • This works with dirt, not concrete.
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    • “Bury me six feet deep, cover me in concrete, turn me into a street” *sick guitar riffs*
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    • Taaa daaaaa
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    • Sick stunt my dude
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    • You forgot that his wife and kid were watching
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    • If you read into this, he wasn’t the only one, a couple of magicians tried this, one survived because they pulled him back up when the casket collapsed because of the weight
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    • "And for my next tric- bLUGH-AH-UH"
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    • That’s metal as fuck
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    • That wasnt an accident that was premeditated suicide
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    • I mean. At least he was already in a grave. Saves alot of time.
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    • Bruh, how dumb do you have to be to trap yourself in a coffin then put concrete over it? Concrete is heavy as fuck, hur dur I wonder why it collapsed
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    • That's just suicide with extra steps
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    • The dark arts
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    • Gg
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    • Free funeral
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    • Tf did he think was gonna happen?
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    • Tadaa!
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    • F
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    • ... tada!!!
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    • I cried getting an MRI on my knee once because I was told I wouldn't go all the way into the machine, but because I'm short, I had to go in up to my chest and all I could see was the inward sloping surface that felt like it was trapping me. Can't imagine what this guy felt.
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    • Bold of them to assume he was dead
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    • Well it seems like burrus got buried *Csi screaming noise*
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    • Better remove those quotation marks.
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    • They put concrete on it?
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    • Hm hes pour concrete on me guys I'll make it out just wait
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    • Fuck british people
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    • DMC replicated the stunt on his Netflix show.
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    • Fuck this post It got me sucked up into a string of watching videos of moments right before people died
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    • Wait, so did they pour liquid concrete in? Cause thatd mean he probably was crushed by it, then filled with it...
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    • Thats got to be a terrifying way to go
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    • Burried under this pls.
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    • *Ground shifts hard as fuck* “so did he just get out or..?”
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    • What a way to go.
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    • Last thing the guy who poured the concrete saw the next night:
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    • Free burial ceremony
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    • Hah, dumbass. Darwin Award to you, dead fellow.
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    • Lucky bastard.
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    • Don’t care
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    • Yo his stage name was houdini
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    • content not available more
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    • Was that the trick?
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    • Sounds like dying and getting buried with extra stepd
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    • Are the guys lowering him down wearing skate shoes!?
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    • Convenient
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    • Did they just leave him in there
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    • Okay, but then why are there quotes around grave? Is that not here he's buried? Did they move him from that grave to a different grave?
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    • Everybody is attending his funeral and then he just shows up too. Best magic trick. Traumatize your children
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    • Idiot
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    • Good news is that they saved money for the funeral
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    • kinda convenient tho
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    • They took care of the burial part
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    • Why would they make it out of glass or even strong clear plastic ? Either way ull be cover so the audiences won't see anything going on, even if u try to wipe it clean it be hard to see ?
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    • How would someone even escape from that, like what was the game plan to escape concrete??
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