Top Illusions

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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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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The Samsung Illusions

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"The robotic Dinosaur is one of the best optical illusions I have ever seen."

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How Not To Perform Magic

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Not every performance or trick will go right. Hopefully, you can save yourself the embarrassment by learning from the mistakes of other magicians. The tricks in the video were either bad, or just not fit for the audience.

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Sleight of Hand - The Pinch Drop

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A simple yet useful technique to vanish objects. The Pinch Drop utilizes any object (in this video a coin is used) placed first in one hand. The object is secretly dropped with a small release of pressure under the cover of the other hand. Though the other hand is there to cover the drop, in the eyes of the audience it should appear to grab what was the object but is now thin air.

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Classic: The Death Saw

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An old performance but was the most ground-breaking in magic history. The solution is still unpublished and there are many competing theories as to how it was done.

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"Hot Shot Cut" Spinning Card Technique

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Want to be a hot shot? Want to impress someone at the bar or while on a date? The Hot Shot is a card control technique that will have you cut a deck with one hand while spinning out a selected card in only the coolest way possible.

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The Pac-Man Illusion

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Another brusspup creation, The Pac-Man Illusion is a painted (or tape?) set up where different features of the Pac-Man arcade scene are painted in different parts of the house to reveal a whole, complete scene when looked at from a distance. Upon closer inspection, the illusion breaks down.

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Blazing Fast Coin Teleportation Magic

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Mr. Maric, a long-time "Super Magician" in Japan, shows off superb coin magic skills. Though this is an example of performance magic, having an understanding of Sleight of Hand principles is a must if you are just starting out with magic. Learning sleight of hand will enable you with skills that you can use in other fields, such as card magic, poker, and even at the dinner table on a first date.

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The Transporting Man

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Inspired by one of the best scenes of The Prestige, this YouTube user has recreated the magic trick using stop motion filming. Of course, though the real trick behind the movie was not stop motion, this version is still a really cool take on the scene and can be inspiring and encouraging to those who want to create their own magic.

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