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profgizmo
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By the way, the thing they react to is moisture, not heat. Put them in a Ziploc, and no matter how hot your hand is, there will be no change. It's sweaty palms that makes them curl up!
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Neat! I was not aware of that..thanks!!
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Quote:
On 2007-04-04 19:54, Ryan Price wrote:
I have one more question in regards to this... Would it be over the top to have a marketing message in the "fortunes", such as:

Motionless- You need entertainment. Hire _________ for your next birthday.

Or something like that?

Bare in mind that this would be on the back of a business card.

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Ryan, I love that...

I'd have just that one instruction on the back!

I'd make a copy of the fish with a heavier red acetate so it wouldn't fold, and switch it out when they keep the fish.

Maybe not as cool a giveaway, but they see it moving in your hand and someone else's, but when they take it home it won't move!

M:C
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Matt, that sounds like a lot of work and kind of a let-down to the kid getting the fish. Better to reverse it, so it works in the kid's hand but not in yours. Then, have the "fortune" on the back say something goofy for when the fish doesn't move.
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I will print custom messages on address labels with my website and phone # on the bottom, peel and stick over the original message. This also keeps them from crumbling so easily. tj
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If you want to give the kiddies a startle (and add some spice to your magic lesson), use Michael Lair's "Misfortune Fish" (available at MJM for about $12) while they all use the real ones. Lair's version looks like theirs, but lies limp in your hand while the kids' are wiggling all over . . . Great twist so that you'll still have something to teach them next time (or a chance to be magician-in-trouble as you must have no talent or "fortune").

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Check out the May 2007 issue of "Magic" Magazine (Silly Billy's column) for an interesting article about using the Fortune Telling Fish.
"There's no limit to what one man can accomplish, as long as he's willing to let someone else have the credit." (These words were inscribed on a small brass plaque which sat on President Ronald Reagan's desk in the White House during his second term.)
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Fortune Telling Fish are always a crowd pleaser as far as give aways or cheap swag.

Has anyone seen Michael Lair's Misfortune Fish trick?
I was skimming my local magic shop's online store and saw it, but there's no demos or pictures and I haven't seen any write ups anywhere on the Café.

Anyone got it? You like it or is it a pass?
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On Dec 18, 2020, bubbles wrote:
Fortune Telling Fish are always a crowd pleaser as far as give aways or cheap swag.

Has anyone seen Michael Lair's Misfortune Fish trick?
I was skimming my local magic shop's online store and saw it, but there's no demos or pictures and I haven't seen any write ups anywhere on the Café.

Anyone got it? You like it or is it a pass?


I have it and I can tell you that it isn't good looking. I mean it looks kind of different to the real ones. I never used it so far but as soon as I'll have the chance I will just to see how it plays.
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The last I bought could not be gotten out the thin plastic envelopes, at all. I was using going to put them in "magic sets". Ended up putting them in the trash.
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