Top Illusions

Cyril's Ambitious Card Trick

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Cyril shows his spin on the Ambitious Card. With a snap of a finger, he returns the audience member's signed card back to the top in three different ways. The third and last method is the best. Notice how he reveals the bottom and top card to help the audience ensure that the signed card hasn't been falsely shuffled, even allowing for some audience interaction.

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Silly Yet Funny Street Magic

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This unnamed magician, probably European, uses real street and public phenomena to give the audience not a magic performance, but the illusion of performing magic. Well, if it's not magic, and only an illusion of doing magic...but magic is illusion...which is it? Magic or illusion?

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Rabbit or Duck?

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Do you see a rabbit or do you see a duck?

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The Element Of Distraction

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Never underestimate the element of distraction! Here is magician Kevin James on the show America's Got Talent using a genius little trick to fool the judges...

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The False Transfer Explanation

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The False Transfer is an essential component to ball and cup routines, coin tricks, and other object manipulations. Learn the sleight of hand behind the move in this excellent video by Malik The Magic Guy.

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Amazing Awareness Test

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Count how many times the white team passes the basketball and discover an interesting phenomenon in this awareness test.

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Interactive Magic Trick

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This is one of the first interactive magic tricks on YouTube by magician Oren Shalom. There are six cards involved in the trick and you will choose one. Five cards will be revealed in the next video and if you did the trick right, your card should not be there.

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The Magazine Kiss Illusion

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Now this is an illusion you can do right now at home! All you need is a magazine and someone to take a picture of you. You can probably even get away with using the self-timer on your camera. If you try it out and it works out well, why not post it here on The Illusionist? We'd love to see what home-made photo illusions you can come up with!

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Contact Juggling

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Contact Juggling is the art of juggling a ball without releasing it into the air so that it looks as if it's floating in the air. It takes years of practice to perform it flawlessly. Fortunately, this man has done that work for us:

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Widder's Ball Illusion

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"Direction Sensing" is a type of illusion of which has an image that appears to change as a function of physical movement by the observer.

In this “Widder’s Ball” illusion, as the head moves forward and eyes focus and concentrate only on the small black dot at the center, the red gradient begins to flow outwards to fill the ball.

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