Top Illusions

Man With The Jaw of A Queen

2.5

Featured on SmartCanucks, the photo is a very smart illusion of a man with a $20 Canadian bill held in front of him. To do this, have a camera man holding the bill while he or she finds the perfect angle and distance to capture your photo. The only requirement is a decent camera and a Queen-worthy jaw.

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Trick Gone Bad

5

A street magician performs to a group of people with a pick-a-card trick that goes horribly wrong. In the process, he shows us how we can exit all failed magic tricks.

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Cyril's Cigarette Routine

5

Cyril Takayama (aka Sero, セロ), shows off his sleight of hand skills. The routine is equally fascinating as it is lengthy.

Script:

"Alright, well I'll have one. Thank you."

"Okay, so I'm going to do magic with just one cigarette. "

"In the middle. One, two."

"How about it?"

(Viewer): "Amazing. Appearing and disappearing!"

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Russian Roulette - Nail Gun Edition

5

This is one of the BEST iterations of the Nail Game I have seen yet! The Nail Game is traditionally done with six paper bags that have one nail hidden within. The magician then proceeds to crush each bag with a fist, leaving one - the bag containing the nail. In this iteration, six NAIL GUNS are used - one of which is loaded.

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Clever Pin Tricks

5

With clever performance and witty delivery this college student shows us his skills with stationary pins. At first, two pins are dropped into the victim's hand and appear suddenly attached. The victim appears unconvinced, and so the magician continues to magically detach and reattach the pins in plain view and at different speeds. Yet he was still unconvinced.

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Freaking People Out With Magic

5

Cyril dresses himself up as an old man in Japan and goes on a mission to freak people out. In these tricks, he pulls them off "naturally" as if it wasn't magic to begin with - adding to the freak factor from the audience's perspective.

There are three main illusions at work:

1) Leaning forward at gravity-defying angles and coming back up with no help from his hands at all.

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Wallpaper Fridays - "Infinite Escher"

4

How many users out there still have this old black MacBook? If you're one of them, set this as your wallpaper now. Find the full size image here. I really like this one because here is one user who apparently doesn't shy away from using his MacBook roughly. Though Escher's works may be found in museums, this Macbook certainly won't.

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The Missing Corner Cube

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Created by Michael Bach, this cube presents itself first as an object with a missing corner. There are two more interpretations: "daughter cube" and "room corner". To realize the daughter cube, stare at it long enough to see that the gray zones are actually one cube attached to the larger cube.

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Impossible Block

3.5

A 3D illusion of an impossible block. Also known as an irrational cube, the image consists of an illustration of a cube that could never exist in real life.

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Creating Your Own Magic

5

Magicians and illusionists alike often create their own magic to set a name for themselves. Their tricks or illusions will often be inspired by older, classic tricks but have been taken to new heights or given clever new twists. Let's present a quick run through of the important questions to consider:

  1. What tricks or illusions do you already know?
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