Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cool Magic Tricks (part 1 of 2)

Cool magic tricks need not be too complicated in order to delight audiences. In fact, some magic tricks are so simple that they can be learned in a matter of minutes. Some magic tricks also depend on how the performer goes through the motions in order to be successful. Even the most simplest magic tricks can be the most baffling thing to see if done perfectly with skilled presentation and showmanship.

The Magic Cup
Show your audience an ordinary cup that you have filled with ice cubes. Blow inside the cup and turn it over to reveal the ice cubes inside. Tell your audience that you will attempt to make water vanish inside the magic cup. Drop in the ice cube and then pour in a little amount of water inside the cup. With a little shake, turn the cup over and walla, out comes the ice cubes minus the water.

The secret to this cool magic trick is that you make use of a cup or glass that your audience can't see through. Now try to fit in a piece of sponge at the bottom of the cup and make sure that it fits securely even if you turn the cup upside down. When you pour water into the cup, the sponge will readily absorb it. So when you turn the cup over, no water comes out. Make sure that you pour only enough water that the sponge can absorb.

The Vanishing Coin
Here is a magic trick that can be as easy as any trick can get. All you need is a coin, a table and an audience. As you sit at one corner of the table, place a coin on top of it and try to get the attention of your friends by pointing on the coin. Try to reach for the coin by putting your index, middle and third fingers closely together. By pressing the coin on top with your middle finger with your arm in parallel with the table. Slide the coin towards you, making sure that you try to cover it up with your three fingers as you do so. Then slide the coin off the table and let it land into your lap.

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