Top Illusions

The Illusionist Mumdo - Self-Levitation

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There's something fittingly mystic about Mumdo when he does his levitation. Perhaps it's his clothing and the assistant ladies with the appropriately Sultan-era dress and wear.

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The Nuts and Pen Escheresque Illusion

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YouTube user, brusspup, seems to have a lot of time on his hands. He is well-known for high-viewcount illusions on YouTube that are all homemade. This video features two nuts that were made out of paper and designed to create the illusion that the pen is going through the nuts in physics-defying ways. The setup is fittingly Escheresque.

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Bulging Grid Illusion

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Found by Chris Foster and Eric Altschuler, moving the head towards the grid causes the image to distort and bulge towards you.

If you look carefully at the grid, you'll notice that some of the squares are not aligned perfectly corner-to-corner. This is intentionally done at specific points to induce the bulging effect.

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Stage Magic Dice And Cards

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Ordinary magic with dice and cards can be made to work on stage and this high school magician will show you how. Complete tricks are not shown, but the way he incorporates the audience is clever. This author wishes his high school was cool enough to have a magic show. Though we did have a "sexual hypnotist" perform live hypnosis one year...

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Sleights of Mind (Mind Reading)

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Simon Taylor reads minds and more - he can sense flashes of thoughts. In this case, the female subject was asked to think of a name. The human brain will naturally think of other things even if she may or may not have decided on a name. Simon reads those streams of thoughts.

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This'n'That Magic Trick

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"You gotta remember that in life you a little bit of this, a little of that, but not much of the other."

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Auditory Illusion - In

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Illusions can take the form of optical as well as aural. Aural or auditory illusions are the equivalent of optical illusions, in which the ear perceives a sound that either doesn't exist or is actually impossible. YouTube user JoeFreeza has uploaded an example of this with a piece of audio that doesn't seem to stop increasing in pitch. See, or rather, hear it for yourself!

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