Top Illusions

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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Floating Chopsticks (Or Other Utensils)

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"If you don't like Asian food, well, I'm sorry."

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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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Optical Illusions In Transparent Monitors

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You may have seen these before, monitors that have the view directly behind it set as a wallpaper. These give the illusion that the monitor is transparent by displaying a non-real-time view. According to Jason Fitzpatrick at Lifehacker, these can enhance the workspace and reduce the visual weight of your monitor. I'm willing to try this out as the technique behind this is really simple.

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Italian Magic Show

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The man with a name that sounds like a million-dollar car dazzles us with fast magic that pretty much covers the entire spectrum of the field within 4 minutes. He shows us dove appearance and reappearance, card sleights, burning origami's, and classical set-of-rings magic.

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The Heads Up Self-Levitation

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Geoff Williams performs a self-levitation in the middle of a parking lot by simply lifting himself up by his own head. No props in sight and shot on a single take.

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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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The Dragon's Fire In The Castle

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This red dragon seems to be in a rage. His fire flows through the castle in a straight line. His tail is wrapped around the castle. Is there anything else you can notice?

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African Shaman Levitation Captured on Film

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Previously, we reported one levitation performance by the Arab Illusionist Mumdo. To continue the levitation trend we'll share one striking display by a Shaman in Africa. Here we see unedited raw footage that has been captured by a German film crew with no assistants or props in sight. He stands in the centre of a ring of fire and is seen rise up with extreme effort.

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America's Got Talent - Chainsawed Man

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"I tried that with my wife. Funeral will be tomorrow."

A doctor accidentally takes a chainsaw to his poor assistant nurse. The doctor quickly goes to work and operates with a surgical stapler to put the nurse back together.

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