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How To: Do the "wave vanish" card trick

Learn how to do the "wave vanish" card trick. This magic trick will make card faces disappear with just a wave of a hand. It's a pretty simple card trick for anyone, if you're a fast enough magician. The wave vanish is perfect for beginners with a decent sleight of hand.

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: 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.

News: Is This a Godsend or Simply Illegal? Get the Ultimate Magic Bible Now (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Ricky Jay is a living cult hero. Adored by the serious magic community, revered by contemporary playwrights such as David Mamet, Ricky is in constant demand. In truth, he has never quite achieved the wealth commensurate with his worth and acclaim. So we felt a tinge of shock when we saw that one of his classic books, Cards As Weapons, is now available free on Scribd, uploaded by a gentleman named Uncle Phil. I mean, we would not shed any tears if a David Copperfield book or DVD were uploaded ...

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: Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks bought for you for the rest of the night, but at least three phone numbers scrawled on the backs of napkins.

How To: Do the "Jack the bounty hunter" card trick

This card trick is called Jack the Bounty Hunter. After a series of cuts, placements, and sorting, Jack the Bounty Hunter ends up adjacent to a card the spectator picked earlier in the trick. Brief synopsis of the procedure (you need to see the video for the full explanation): First, you set a Jack aside. Then you make two piles of 15 cards and set them aside. The spectator gets a pile, and you get a pile. Cards are cut. The spectator picks a card from the remainder of the deck. The spectator...

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 "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.

How To: Perform the best math card trick ever

There are good magic tricks, and there are bad magic tricks. The host of this video tutorial might not be the most skilled magician around, but he's a pretty good judge of card tricks. Check out how to perform the best math card trick ever! With just a little math and a little magic, your spectators will be astonished. See the reveal and explanation. This card counting trick will always work and it will amaze your best friends.

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: Shoot cards into the air

This kid has great instincts for teaching magic or card tricks as he instructs with multiple camera angles the best methods for shooting cards in the air. He also has different finger and grip techniques for multiple cards and different spins.

How To: Open Bottles in Amazing Ways

See how to open a bottle of champagne with a kitchen knife, a wine bottle with a ribbon, and a bottle of beer with a paper note! Watch the video below for the full instructions, or hit up the brief guide below.

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.