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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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Penn and Teller - Cups and Ball Trick

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Following up on Penn and Teller's 7 Principles of Magic, here they perform the standard cups and ball trick. But this time they use clear plastic cups in the repeat to exploit the gaps in human perception.

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Penn and Teller - Sleight of Hand

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"The aim of magic is not to outsmart, but to entertain."

Penn and Teller are well-known for exposing their techniques while performing their tricks. In this way they are exposing gaps in human perception - even if you knew how the trick works, your mind will simply not compute it. This has made them famous because they are treating the audience as intelligent adults!

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Five Sexy Optical Illusions

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"What the eyes see, the mind believes"

5 hand-picked illusions have been selected for your viewing pleasure. The first and last illusions are based on the same idea. Make sure you don't blink or else it will not work.

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Cool Card Trick - The Second Deal

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In many magic tricks, there will come a need for the ability to control the top card of a deck. The Second Deal is one way that will afford a solution for such control provided you have the right type of deck. Bicycle decks are not favourable, but may still pass undetected to the untrained spectator.

The three key points to the technique are:

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How To Perform The Faro Shuffle

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The Faro Shuffle is a unique way of shuffling that'll have cards intertwine in a simple yet elegant way. The key behind the shuffle is the bend and pivot motion. This point will take some practice, but it is by no means impossible. This tutorial will show you the technique step-by-step as well as a close-up for your practicing pleasure.

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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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Basic Card Techniques - Double Lift and Fanning

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Here's an excellent video showcasing a basic double-flip as well as some fanning techniques. The two-card flip is the foundation to hundreds of magic tricks. His fanning tutorial is really easy to follow and will show you proper finger placements. Enjoy!

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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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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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