Top Illusions

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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Invisible Car

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It may not be surprising if Sara Watson from the University of Central Lancashire had trouble finding her car in the parking lot (or car park, as they say in the UK) after creating this project. She spray painted an old Skoda Fabia to match the pavement and background as part of an art project for her drawing and image making course.

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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 The solution is still unpublished and there are many competing theories as to how it was done.

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Dark Matter: Shadow Card Magic

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A card revelation using light and shadow.

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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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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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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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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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"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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Motion Induced Blindness

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Steady fixation is a term used in optics when the eyes are fixed on a point with no blinking or movements. In motion induced blindness, steady fixation causes disappearance of the yellow dots in the video below. When you blink or shift your gaze even the slightest bit, the dots will reappear.

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