Top Illusions

Trick Gone Bad

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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

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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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Clever Pin Tricks

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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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Wallpaper Fridays - "Infinite Escher"

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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 Real Invisible Man

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Liu Bolin is an artist who uses body paint to blend himself into various scenes, in order to appear invisible.

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Levitating an Orange (Or Any Other Fruit)

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I love this trick, it's really simple and easy to do. It's deceivingly titled as a "How To", but doesn't actually reveal the secret. Not to worry - it's a really easy trick to figure out and you will love doing this at the dinner table. Watch it a couple times before reading the comments for the reveal.

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Funny Houdini Escape

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Avi Frier, a Florida magician, performs a comedic Houdini shackle escape for an office party. After being locked up tight, he repeatedly releases and relocks himself as he directs and instructs a member of the audience around the stage. This bewilders the assistant while cracking up the whole audience.

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Freaking People Out With Magic

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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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Haunted, Magic Portrait

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How to create your own creepy haunted, magic portrait that appears to follow the viewer's movements with its eyes. A classic, timeless and haunting illusion.

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Creating Your Own Magic

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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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