Jan 04
2010

### Envelope Vanish Coin Tutorial

Posted by Bruce in Tutorial , Coin , CloseUp

The Effect:

A fairly heavy Manila paper envelope is prepared beforehand by cutting a slot at the bottom right corner. With a pair of scissors trim a small sliver of paper from the bottom of the envelope. When the envelope is prepared this way the opening will offer no resistance to the coin and it will fall freely into your hand.

Dec 08
2008

### Invisible Deck Secret!

Posted by Bruce in Tutorial , Street Magic , Card

Effect:

A magician asks a person to think of a card. He then acts like he has an invisible deck of cards. The spectator removes his card and turns it over. The Magician then pulls out a deck of REAL cards. He asks what the card was. The magician then opens the deck and fans the cards. Only one card is upside down. The chosen card.

Dec 08
2008

### David Blaine Trick - How To Make a Nail Writer

Posted by Bruce in Tutorial , Street Magic , Mentalism

Effect:

The magician asks for a person to think in a number of 3 digits. After the person thinks of a number, the magician writes in a paper block the number that she thought. The number that she thought is the same as it is written in the block.

This trick has an excellent effect.

Sep 30
2008

### Math Hat Trick

Posted by Bruce in General

For this lovely piece of magic it is a good idea to have a hat and before you do the trick put in number cards with these digits on. You also need a calculator.

Ask your spectators to choose a number between 1 and 6 and enter it on the calculator. Then follow these instructions:

Sep 30
2008

### Math Age Trick

Posted by Bruce in Math Magic

Do you really want to know your granny's age?

...this is a sneaky way to find out!!

Sep 14
2008

### Dice Dynamics - Math Magic

Posted by Bruce in Math Magic

This is an amazing way to work out what numbers are on two dice. Ask your friends (or other victim) to roll two dice, but not let you see what numbers come up.

Then ask them to do the following:

Sep 14
2008

### 3 Digit - Math Tricks

Posted by Bruce in Math Magic

For this piece of magic you need a pretty clever audiences who is good at taking away (or can use a calculator).

Ask them to work this sum out:

1. Write down a three digit number where all the digits are different.
eg 317
2. Reverse the digits eg 713
3. Take the smaller number from the larger number
713
317
-----  -
396
4. Ask them to tell you the hundreds digit or the units digit and you will be able to tell them the whole answer without knowing what numbers they chose!

THE SECRET:

Sep 11
2008

### Math Square Numbers

Posted by Bruce in Tutorial , Math Magic

Have you seen those square Easter eggs I got one and it was delicious!

This magical maths trick involves square numbers. Remember, you get a square number by multiplying a number by itself. For example 6 x 6 = 36. 36 is a square number.

There is an amazingly quick way of squaring a two digit number which ends in 5. All you have to do is multiply the first digit by the number one more than it, and then put a 25 on the end of your answer.

Sep 02
2008

### Turn Around - Easy Card Trick

Posted by Bruce in Tutorial , Card

This trick is easy to learn and easy to remember. It will be great fun to watch your friends struggle with it. Then, when they have tried this way and that, becoming more and more entangled, show them how simple it is by doing it in no time at all!

Aug 30
2008

### The Number 1089

Posted by Bruce in Math Magic

Have you ever heard the number 1089? No, then learn this mathemagic 1089 to amaze your friends!

1. Ask a spectator to put a three digit number into the calculator (They have to put the digits in descending order, like 741 or 942).
2. Press the subtraction key.
3. Then enter the same number in reverse order eg 147 or 249.
4. Press the equals key.
5. Keep the answer on the display. Remember it and mentally reverse the answer.
7. Enter the three digit number which you reversed.
8. Press the equals sign.

Let's try it:

For example your friend choose the number: 753.

753 - 357 = 396

396 + 693 = 1089

Yes!!!

If you really want to impress people, put a piece of paper with 1089 on it in a sealed envelope and open it after the trick!