How to Make a Human Table

Three Methods:PreparingUsing ChairsWithout Using Chairs

A human table is a fun party trick in which four people balance together to form a square. It can be a great party trick, and, while it looks difficult, it is really quite easy to perform.

Method 1
Preparing

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    Acquire four people. This can be you and three friends, or four other people whom you are directing. It will be a lot easier if the people are of a similar height, though it will still work with people of varying heights.
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    Make sure that all of the people can do a "crab" position. This position is executed by sitting with hands placed directly under the shoulders. Move your feet out away from your bottom, far enough that your feet have plenty of room, but not so far your feet cannot be flat. Next, push up your hips so your chest, abdomen and thighs form a straight line, with a 90° angle from your calves to your thighs.
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    Make sure all people are comfortable doing this trick. While most people will be fine, some people may be uncomfortable placing their heads on other people, while others may be uncomfortable for other reasons. If someone is not feeling comfortable, don't push them, because if one person falters, the whole 'table' may go down.

Method 2
Using Chairs

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    Get the help of another person. Using the chair method, it is necessary to have another person to pull out the chairs. It is possible to do this without someone pulling out the chair, but it is extremely difficult, so if this is a first time, it is suggested that you find someone else.
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    Acquire four chairs. Find chairs that you can almost do the crab position in, with your hands touching the ground, but not quite. It also helps if all four chairs are identical, but this is not mandatory.
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    Place the chairs in a square. Take the four chairs and move them so that the backrest is facing outward, away from the centre. If the people attempting this are short, you may want to have the corners of the chairs closer than if they are tall.
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    Have each person place their back on the chairs, with their bottom and shoulders hanging off. Shift the chairs around so each person can place their shoulders on the next person's thighs. Once you are sure everyone is ready, proceed to the next step.
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    Remove the chairs. You will need to use the same muscles as you use in a crab position. Push up your hips, and it will make it easier for everyone.
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    Finished!
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    To come down, ease everyone's hips down at the same time, and sit up when everyone's bottom is on the ground. Congratulations, you have completed the human table.

Method 3
Without Using Chairs

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    Have one person go into a crab position. This person should be the one who executed the best position at the beginning, as this will be the hardest role.
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    Have the next person gently, using the help of others if necessary. Bend down so that their shoulders are on the thighs of the other person. Adjust so that is is as comfortable as possible, then continue with the next step.
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    Repeat the previous step for the next two people.
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    Have person 1 shift over so their shoulders are on person 3's thighs. Let everyone move around slightly, so there are right angles between each person.
    • To come down, ease everyone's hips down at the same time, and sit up when everyone's bottom is on the ground.
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    Finished.

Warnings

  • Be very careful that no one falls over, or is injured.


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