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How To: Perform the penetrating toothpick trick

This trick is super sweet and easy to do. What you'll be doing is called the penetrating toothpick trick, which will link two toothpicks together. Any bar or resturaunt that has wooden toothpicks will make for a great location to pull off this trick. This is also known as the linking cigarette trick which is very popular on the net right now.

How To: Do a bottle cap hand-swap trick

This video will teach you how to do a trick that you can use to win money off of your friends when they cannot do it. The task at hand is holding a plastic bottle cap in the thumb-forefinger gap in each hand and switch the caps without letting go of them. This video will show you the exact technique for making it work, which you friends will probably not know, rendering them completely unable to do this, frustrated, upset with you, and less however much money you bet them.

How To: Do the "Twilight Zone" Zippo lighter trick

In this tutorial, learn how to do the popular Zippo trick, "The Twilight Zone". Basically, you will need to make a simple modification to your wick so that your flame looks extra spooky. With this effect, you will be able to "light" and "put out" your flame using only your fingers. You will appear to be taking the flame away and then putting it back. This illusion is very fun, so have a look and give it a try.

How To: Perform the Jumping Ring Trick

OK, don't use this video to propose to your future wife, but DO try this video to impress your friends and family. You'll need a ring and an audience and you'll be able to show them how the ring jumps off one finger to another. It's magic!

How To: Perform the cut and restored string trick

1. This video describes how to perform the cut and restored string trick. For performing this you need One "Scissor", "about 4 inch length of string", "one Straw" which you can get any restaurant or juice shop and "one X-acto Knife". Now actually prepare the straw, and the secret is in the straw in this case.

How To: Perform the "floating can" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Floating Can Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience.

How To: Perform the "appearing bird" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Appearing Bird Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience.

News: 5 Vintage Magic Tricks from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair

Happy weekend! Time to relax and waste time. If you're a child at heart, or you've got a couple young ones hanging around, treat them to these old-school magic tricks, courtesy of Flickr user Jordan Smith. Smith generously scanned and uploaded a selection of cards from a postcard set published by the General Cigar "Hall of Magic" for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

How To: Perform the "coin bend" magic trick

Magic is something almost everybody wants to learn, so why not learn now? Magic tricks can be done by anybody, you just need a little confidence and a little sleight of hand to pull off the illusion. This video tutorial will show you how to perform the "coin bend" magic trick. Be a magician to your friends and your family! This is basic magic for beginners, so don't fret, see the reveal... learn how to bend an ordinary coin in half.

How To: Levitate any object

In this tutorial, we learn how to levitate any object. You will need: four batteries, two empty cans, playing card, and a ball of tin foil to do this trick. To start, you will need to first tape two of the same batteries on the side of each of the cans. Then place the cans on opposite sides of the table from each other. After this, bend the playing card so it stands up on the side. Then, roll a small ball of foil up and place it on top. From here, you should be able to lift the cans up and th...

How To: Perform a "ghost coin" magic trick

Now you see it, now you don't. That's basically what's going on here. But it's more like now you see it, now you don't, but that's because the coin's in my other hand! With a little swiftness, good aim and superb catching skills, you too can perform this easy ghost coin trick, where it appears in one hand, then the other.

How To: Perform the tear and repair magic trick

This is a video tutorial on how to perform the torn and restored trick. The effect is that a napkin is torn into several pieces and magically restored to the state it was before. To perform the trick, you need not one, but two napkins and a pen or a straw. Keep the pen in your back pocket. Keep one napkin hidden in your hand in the shape of a ball. While tearing up the other napkin, be careful not to flash the napkin ball in your hand. After you tear up the napkin, roll it into a ball and put...

How To: Do the multiplying chalk trick

This video is a tutorial on how to perform the multiplying chalk trick. The magician uses two pieces of chalk to perform this trick, although he also suggests using anything chalk-shaped. First, the magician performs the illusion of hiding one piece of chalk in his right hand. The other chalk is visible to the audience in his left hand. He switches the chalk and pretends to put it in his pocket, but in reality he is hiding the piece of chalk. He continues to repeat this action over and over. ...

News: Make magic jumping beans

We were dumbfounded at first, too. But this jumping bean is momentum based, not larva powered. The erratic movement of these DIY foil toys is actually simple physics. Hint: there is a marble inside the aluminum foil. When the marble rolls internally to the foil's end, the foil-bean flips with the momentum. All this commotion mixed with some well coached hands makes for a magic jumping effect.

How To: Perform the "box of pain" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Box of Pain Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience.

How To: Perform a Cut and Restore Rope magic trick

This rope trick will have your audience asking "how'd you do that?" You will need a length of think rope about 3-4 feet long and a pair of scissors. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks.

How To: Do "Continuous Middle Backaround 1.5" pen spinning

Interested in pen spinning? Want to pick up a few moves? Pen spinning is the skilled movement of a writing instrument or pen with one's hands. It is used as a source of self entertainment (often for students), but there is a great deal of pen spinning culture (competitions, websites, etc.). Watch this pen spinning tutorial video and learn how to perform the "Continuous Middle Backaround 1.5" move.

How To: Cut a paper woman in half with an envelope trick

This may be a simple paper trick, but on a grand scale, this trick is done on real woman with real saws. This is just the miniaturized (and safer) alternative to the "saw a woman in half" magic trick. Okay, it's not the same exact principle. It's just a sneak paper trick with a little sleight of hand. You'll need a paper drawing of a woman, and envelope and a pair of scissors.