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How To: Spin a book on your finger

If you want a challenge, try this at home or anywhere. Learn to spin a book on your finger. This will make you enjoy more of your vacant time. It also helps your balancing skill developed. 1. Get a book. 2. Get your finger to the center of the gravity of the book. 3. Spin the book on your finger. 4. As the book spins, your finger gets outside of the center. 5. Try to get your finger back to the center and you can do that by moving your hand in a linear circular manner. 6. Keep practicing by s...

How To: Turn four queens in to aces magic trick

This is a slight of hand magic trick. You show four cards. The top card is a Queen of Spades. Place the Queen of Spades on the table. The bottom card is a Queen of Hearts. Shake the cards. The four cards are now Aces. To do this trick, you need a gimmick card. Use double stick tape to attach the Ace and Queen together. Then, you have another Queen and three Aces. Put double stick tape on back of Queen. Now, you have Ace, Ace, Queen, Ace. Put double stick tape in the middle of Queen of Hearts....

How To: Perform the Magic Card Trick Swap

Learn how to perform the magic card trick 'the Swap'. This magic card trick is sure to impress friends and only requires a single deck of cards to perform. The card illusion makes it appear like you are switching two cards. It uses the 'double lift' method which is helpful in all sorts of magic card tricks! You can start training to become the next David Blaine or Criss Angel with this cool trick!

How To: Perform the classic card spitting trick

Isn't it great when magicians do that trick where they appear to be spitting a pile of cards out of their mouths? Have you ever wondered why they always have the hands right next to their mouths "catching" the cards? Well wonder no more. This video will show you how to do this classic card magic trick. It turns out your hands have to be there since they're holding the cards!

How To: Juggle the 4 ball Mill's Mess

This video shows how to do the 4 ball version of the Mill's Mess juggling trick. This trick may take months to learn, it is even more difficult than the 5 ball cascade (for most people). Watch this advanced juggling tutorial and learn how to start juggling the 4 ball Mill's Mess pattern with a little bit of practice.

How To: Perform the "Out of Order" card trick

This is a video tutorial on how to perform the "Out of Order" card trick. For the trick, you need a deck of cards. The effect of the trick is that after showing the deck to the spectator, the performer deals out the deck into 3 piles. He collects all the piles and makes a new deck. Then he cuts the cards and deals out the deck in the same way one more time. Then he makes a new deck and deals the cards into 12 piles. Every 13th card is an ace and all the piles have all the numbers together i.e...

Do mathematical card tricks: "The Power Of Three"

Ever wanted to perform a magic trick but didn't really have the hand eye skills most magicians seem to have? Always thought magic can be performed only by face-to-face and not long distance (say over the phone)? Well think again as I teach you how to do the Mathematical card trick "The Power of Three"

How To: Do the one-handed shuffle for magic

Learn the craft of magic. This magic tutorial demonstrates the following trick: the one handed shuffle. Jarek is an 18 year old magician here to instruct his love of magic. Magic tricks take time and patience to learn. Watch this magic trick tutorial to master the one handed shuffle.

How To: Break a beer bottle with the palm of your hand

Next time you're at a party, try this beer bottle trick out. See how to break the bottom out of a beer bottle, with just hands and water. You just fill the empty beer bottle up with cold water, hold the neck in your hand, point the bottom in a safe direction, and smash your palm against the mouth. Simple as that.

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: Perform a mystifying mind control trick using the number 9

The number 9. When applied to magic, it's more than just a simple number. The number has a special property that allows others to be deceived, if they don't know any better. And this magic trick will make your victims think you're using mind control on them using your psychic skills. But little do they know that all roads lead to nine.. and Denmark.

How To: Split an apple in half with one finger

Apples are delicious and nutritious, but do you ever find that you want to cut one in half but don't have a knife? How will you ever split the apple with whomever you're with? You can. This video will show you how to split an apple in half pretty cleanly using one finger as a blade. All you do is put one forefinger on the top of the apple and bang on it with your other hand a couple times. The apple will split before you finger does, and you'll have to clean halves on an apple!

How To: Perform an extremely cool trick using Red Bull

In this clip, learn how to perform the "Amazing Red Bull" trick. You will show your audience a full can of Red Bull and pour a bit out to prove it. You will then flip the can completely upside down without ANY liquid spilling out! You can also shoot something like a pencil or pen inside the upside down can to prove that there is an opening. This trick relies on a bit of slight of hand and some help from gravity. Check it out and totally amaze your friends with this cool illusion.

How To: Perform a perfect reverse card trick

Card tricks can be, well, tricky. It requires an eager mind, quick hands, and patience to perform some of these cool illusions. This particular magic trick is one that is perfect for any beginner starting out and takes a short amount of time to perfect. Check out the tutorial above to find out how to perform a perfect reverse card trick. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Pick pockets like a pro

Learn how to pick pockets just the way pro thieves do it! This video will take you through the way pros go through their process, from finding a mark to making the switch. It even tells you how to avoid being the mark. This video will show how to pick pockets like a pro.