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David Meade performs gravity-defying stunt in Belfast

The TV mentalist was launching the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

by Gary Grattan

Top illusionist and television mentalist David Meade has produced a gravity-defying stunt in Belfast city centre.

He levitated in Cornmarket - sitting on a seemingly invisible chair - to launch the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

David said: "As a former teacher myself, I understand the importance of encouraging young people to take what they're learning in the classroom and use their imagination to turn it into a fantastic idea.

"It is so important that young people create their own journey and future path to success and this world-class exhibition is a great way of helping them to really imagine the possibilities that could lie ahead.

"As I've demonstrated today, nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it!"

Secondary level students across Ireland are now being invited to submit entries for next year's exhibition.

There are four categories - technology, social and behavioural science, biological and ecological science or chemical, physical and mathematical science.

For more information on the exhibition and for details on how to enter, go to

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