Someone once (in a pub...where else?) performed a close-up 'magic card trick' for me with two square beer mat table coasters. He held the two 'cards', one in each hand, between middle-fingers and thumbs, blew on the 'cards' (for effect), pulled his hands apart, and as if by magic the 'cards' had turned (showing different beer logos) in his grasping fingers.
Once you know how it's done...it's very easy to do.
It can be so annoying when you see what you think is an amazing trick and then see how simple it is. I was at a Chinese New Year party in a local restaurant and they had hired one of these magicians who does close up work. He was going round the tables doing an amazing assortment of tricks right in front of your eyes and yet we couldn't see how they were done. At our table he began playing around with a piece of white paper about A3 size and produced a real builders brick on the table. Anyone know how that was done?
On BBC1 "Homes Under The Hammer" 2 minutes ago, one of the buyers of a former care home in Kent, magically turned five pieces of coloured paper into 5 x 20 pound notes on TV...to the accompanying music of Queen's "It's A Kinda Magic"...very impressive!
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