Magic Tricks are so much fun, don’t you agree? Read this article and trick your family and friends

Magic Tricks

Abracadabra! Poof! If seeing is believing, then didn’t you just witness an act of magic? Whether magic is nothing but a hoax or a gift bestowed upon a select few, we’ll never really know. The fine line between reality and illusion is where the question of magic arises. The true existence of magic is largely debatable. But as long as it entertains, arouses intrigue and provokes vibrant smiles, why care? Magic tricks are called magic tricks for a reason. Perhaps, they’re solely tricks. As long as they’re well executed and leave you puzzled for the next three and a half hours, it’s probably worth your time and money. The success rate of a magic show largely coincides with a magician’s skill and the ingenuity of the trick. Magic tricks baffle audiences giving them the impression of impossible or supernatural feats under the veil of illusion and clever deception. Continue reading this section and gather a few tricks of the trade.

Different Kinds Of Magic Tricks

A Card Trick
The magician starts by shuffling the deck and taking the top thirteen cards. As he holds the cards face down; he picks the first card and spells it aloud. For Instance - "Q-U-E-E-N". For every letter, he puts one card under the packet of thirteen cards and flips over the next card, which in this case would be the sixth. To everybody’s surprise, it’s a Queen!  He repeats this process for each card number, Queen through Jack. At the end, he has all thirteen cards face up on the table, in sequential order.  

How is this done, you wonder? Firstly, remove and arrange 13 cards in the following setup, top card down: Three, Eight, Seven, Ace, Queen, Six, Four, Two, Jack, King, Ten, Nine, and Five. It’s always easier to memorize this arrangement by memorizing this short story - "Three hundred & eighty seven years ago there lived a Queen that was sixty four years old. She had two children. One named Jack, the other named King. Jack was ten years old and King was nine years old and they were both in the fifth grade”.

What’s the secret behind this, you may ask? While you pretend to shuffle the cards, leave the top thirteen untouched. Remove the top thirteen cards as a group and arrange them like a fan to reveal the faces to your audience. Square up the cards, and hold them face down.

Magnetic Matches
Reveal to the audience an ordinary box of matches with the tips showing. Tell them that you will magnetize the matches by waving your hand over the box. After completing this step, flip open the box upside down while lightly holding the match head end of the box between two fingers. The matches will not fall out! At last, the cream of the trick materializes when you de-magnetize and allow the matches to fall to the ground.

Coin Trick
The magician shows a glass, upside down, and a coin on a sheet of colored paper. He covers the glass with a handkerchief (hanky) and topples it over. When he takes off the hanky, he mouths- Abracadabra! Wow! The coin has indeed disappeared! This simple magic trick can be performed by tracing the glass onto the sheet of paper and cut the circle out. Later, tape it to the glass so when you put it onto a piece of paper of the same colour, it blends in. The trick lies in the act of placing the glass onto a piece of paper and basically shifting the paper covered glass over the coin while the whole thing is under the hanky. The audience are bound to fall for it!

Cup Levitation
In this case, a cup visibly floats right in front of your spectators eyes. It is a visually amazing stunt! Nevertheless, what’s the point if you know how it’s done? Enjoy the magic show till it lasts. Or else, rack your brains and unleash the magician within you!

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