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How To: Magically guess a random sentence from a book

In this tutorial, learn the secret behind the magic trick. You know that amazing trick where a magician asks you to choose any line from a book and he will guess it? Well, in this video you will discover the secret behind that very trick. This is much more simple than you would think and anyone can do it with the right set up. So, check it out and start baffling your buddies.

How To: Mind read with three questions

This trick is a form of "mentalism". This is done by asking three questions, and writing your answers on three separate pieces of paper. A mentalist first asks you a personal question, but instead of writing the 'answer' to that question, he writes the answer to the final 'easy' question...thereby getting a hidden jump on the answers making you think he is reading your mind. But in fact it is a trick.

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 a great and simple effect with the gun trick

Here Andy Field explains the Gun card Trick. It can be performed anytime and has no setup required. Remove the Ace of Spades before you start and select any card and return it onto the pack. Now use the table cut control so as to ensure the selected card remains on the top in spite of the shuffling. The next part if strangled sparrow shuffle by taking a third of the pack in the right hand and the others in the left. Form a gun shape using the index fingers to control the two packs that you wi...

How To: Perform a great rope escape magic trick

Grab a friend and get ready to perform some magic! The Great Rope Escape is sure to amaze your audience! You will need a rope (two pieces, each roughly 3 feet long). 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: Breathe fire

You want learn how to fire breath? This how-to video has 6 easy steps that anyone can do and it's safe. You need corn starch, water and a flame. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to breathe fire. You'll be able to find work as a carnie in these tough economic times.

How To: Perform tons of cool magic tricks at the dinner table

In this clip, learn how to do some cool magic tricks at the dinner table to impress your friends and family. This informative tutorial will show you a ton of awesome tricks and let you in on all of the secrets. All you need are items you already have in your kitchen and are normally on the table in nearly every restaurant. Let Justin Kredible take you on a journey of magic in this clip.

How To: Perform the "name it" card trick

In this video Andy shows you how to perform the "Name it" card trick. The presenter suggests introducing yourself quickly and then ask someone in the audience for a name. Count up the number of letters in the persons name (for instance David is five letters). You then split and reverse five cards. You then ask the audience member to cut the deck in half. Then double under break the remaining cards. Then place the selected card under the reversed card. Then ask the audience member his name aga...

How To: Perform the "tell the truth" card trick

This video shows you a mind-reading card trick. This particular trick requires 8 cards: 4 kings and 4 queens. First, the subject is asked to memorize one of the 8 cards as they are laid out before the subject, face-side up. The cards are picked up and sorted in various ways and the subject is asked a series of questions. The questions are always asking whether the card the subject memorized is in a certain group that the trick performer presents. The card in question always is in the group th...

How To: Change a penny into a quarter trick

This is a short video that shows you how to do a magic trick. This trick involves changing a penny to a quarter. The kid is holding a penny between the thumb and the index finger of one hand and nothing in the other hand. He then does a trick with both his hands and two quarters pop up. He then goes on to explain the trick. You need two quarters and a penny for this trick. Put both the quarters behind the penny, hold them tightly together and first show the penny. Then turn your hand inwards ...

How To: Do the "jacks who would be queens" card trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the "Jacks would be Queens" card trick. This trick begins with a story of 4 jacks who all want to become women. The magician begins with 4 identical jack of diamonds. The first jack is the bravest. He goes under the knife and ends up as an ugly woman. The other jacks do the same and all end up as ugly women. In the end, the magician ends up with 4 queen of spades. Users will need 2 jack of diamonds, 3 queen of spades and a fake card with both th...

How To: Push a Coin Through the Bottom of a Glass

This magic trick requires no equipment or setup and is sure to wow the crowd in any bar. The magician appears to thrust a coin upwards through the bottom of a pint glass, when really they use a French transfer to switch the coin to their other hand and drop it into the top of the glass with the hand that is holding the glass.