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Slim Price
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Has anyone played with these, especially for "psychic effects?" I have some and they are as close to invisible as anything gets. While showing them to a friend, I put some on the plastic displaycover of a gift box, and stacked a couple of books on the surface. For several MINUTES the books moved around with the tiniest stimulation.
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I haven't played with them, but they sound interesting. Where do you get them? For what purpose are they made?

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One of their uses is to mix them with paint so when they paint signs on the road, vehicle lights make the signs shine better, and hence more visible.
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Okay so where do you get these beads at
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On 2002-12-27 11:47, tboehnlein wrote:
Okay so where do you get these beads at

To buy them as magic they cost a small fortune, but I have an incredible source! E mail me privately and I'll share it.
sanscan@4dcomm.com (I don't think it would be appropriate to post here.)You'll love to play with them, I know some dealer is using them for a book test.)
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hey i found them, they are at daytonamagic.net under the name of "best card locator" and they are pretty cheap
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On 2002-12-29 01:00, thief74 wrote:
hey I found them, they are at daytonamagic.net under the name of "best card locator" and they are pretty cheap

If you can beat 5 pounds for $21.50 snap 'em up. Smile

Just an afterthought. The beads,as I said,can be thought of as tiny invisible ball bearings. They'd make terrific "Whifle Dust." They look just right, and think of the possibilities!
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What is Whifle Dust??
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On 2002-12-31 06:05, niva wrote:
What is Whifle Dust??
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"Whifle dust" is how old guys mispell words at 3:AM!<G> Actually, Whiffle, Woofle, Whatever Dust is an old but good way to get to your pocket to get or dump a load. You "sprinkle" some to perform a trick. It usually doesn't exist in reality, but my thought was that it would be a nice way to introduce the glass beads to perform anything that needed it, For example, if you were to sprinkle some on a selected card, the card could then be "enticed" to walk out of the deck, cut itself, or whatever, with the slightest vibration. Or a psychic action where an object moves, such as a book. Just an idea to start you thinking. In mass, the glass beads are white and dust-like but in small quantities they are as close to invisible as IT...
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I think that all magicians, especially bizarrists, should never rely on the Whiffle Dust ploy. It draws attention to the very action that you don't want to receive attention.

I much prefer to choreograph my routines so that I am reaching to fetch something while at the same time ditching my load. The thing that you fetch could be as simple as a magic wand or amulet. However, it requires pre-planning and organization to make it work as part of your routine.

I attack Whiffle Dust briefly in my "It's More than Tricks" column in the IBM Linking Ring magazine. (That essay will be published in the January 2003 issue.)
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Bravo Bill,

Too many have been hooked on the Dust for so long. Make your actions applicable or necessary and your cravings for the Dust just vanish. 'Woofle Dust' logic is non-existant, (Unless you really use real sparkles or something of that sort.)
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On 2002-12-31 19:49, Marduke Kurios wrote:
Bravo Bill,

'Woofle Dust' logic is non-existant, (Unless you really use real sparkles or something of that sort.)


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On 2002-12-31 19:49, Marduke Kurios wrote:
Bravo Bill,

Too many have been hooked on the Dust for so long. Make your actions applicable or necessary and your cravings for the Dust just vanish. 'Woofle Dust' logic is non-existant, (Unless you really use real sparkles or something of that sort.)


My point and direction is that the glass beads are tangible, can be seen and it is just a way to introduce them.
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I remember being pulled over by the police and having to explain all the "woofle dust" I had in my pocket. Smile
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If there was anything that resembled real "woofle dust" in action, the beads would be it. An idea might be to try it before you judge. Smile

OK , I confess! The dust is taken from the sarcophagus of the little known Mummy of Japhet... I just call it whiffle dust to protect the secret. Don't tell anyone...BTW, there is a curse. Whomever is exposed to it gets ideas, and has a sense of humor...
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Are you guys talking about microballons?

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There was a similar product released awhile ago, and used for a haunted pack and book test. Can't go into much more detail without revealing method, but they were both pretty devious. I don't think they sold well.

Here's the haunted pack version:
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Possible Effects:
A glass moves by itself
A deck of cards cuts itself at the selected card!
Find the spectators card after several cuts!
Find cards automatucally from a borrowed deck!
Use a borrowed deck for all your effects!
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It was once suggested to me that these white micro beads could be used for long salt pours, smooth flow, and a substance which will not clump or stick together. since they are white beads, it makes sense they would make even better card locators than salt, employed in the past. What other objects might becaused tomove with an assist from them?

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If anyone is using this stuff I'd love to see a video of this in action.
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I believe its a componant in 'Silver Bullet Lite' by Lee Earle
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