Mimes, Much like clowns entertain audiences, But a mime is silent and uses his or her hands to perform complicated acts of interaction with invisible objects. The most recognizable Mime act is the "Trapped in a box". A mime will push hard against the air in 5 different spots as to seem he or she is trapped in a box and can not escape. If you were to ask anyone on the street what this is... And then imitate the trapped in a box they will tell you "That it is what mimes do".