Sawing an Egg
Designer: Guy Jarrett
A wire “egg” form is placed on the ground. An assistant steps into half of the egg and the top is placed above her. The assistant must curl up to fit inside. The egg is then placed on a table and covered with two half-shells of canvas. A two-inch blade is sawed down through the center of the egg until it reaches the table, having sawed through the assistant. The canvas covers are removed and the assistant is shown unharmed.
Sources: Steinmeyer, Jim, The Complete Jarrett, Hahne, California, 2001.