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That's true even when you have the jellly on the toast LOL the Murphy`s law on dropping things they fall in the mosr unlikly place or seem to totally vanish ,when I loose a bolt to some machine I tell my boss I did a magic trick & performed a good vanish act!! LOL
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On 2007-06-06 17:04, Jaz wrote:
Ever poured yourself a drink and the glass started to move across the counter as if on it's own?



Yup! I was so drunk I thought I was the barman! He moved my glass outta the way as I poured the jack. Didn't even see the little creep.

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I once hitched a ride for several days on the back of a pick-up truck so had the chance to test this out a lot. If you stare out the rear for a long time, when the truck stops and you get out, everything about you moves (or appears to). Verrry freaky - kinda like that spiral head-shrink I guess.

You can also sometimes get that "magic eye" effect by staring at chicken-wire. When you go to touch it, it's not where you think it is.
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I have expereinced the magic eye effect with looking up at the cloths line with the blue sky behind & tryed to clip the cloths pin back onto the rope to find me clipping the air in front of it LOL for some reason with the chicken wire or cloths line rope you loose your depth perception.
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One time I was doing the classic "Find your card" trick for one of my friends. I used a key card, and was going to flip cards off the top of the deck until I came to their card. So I start flipping cards off the top of the deck, and get about 4/5 of the way through the deck, and haven't seen my key card. I'm freaking out in my mind because I had never gone that far in the deck without hitting my card. I keep flipping cards until eventually there are 2 cards left. By this time, I think I've completely messed the trick up, and figure I may as well flip the last 2 cards. However, to my (and my spectator's) suprize, their card is on the bottom of the deck! I didn't control the card there, it just randomly went there during a shuffle! Now THAT's magic!
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You had about a 2% chance of that happening, BD. 1 in 52. So if you do just one card trick every day, you'll have it show up that way about once every six weeks. If you add in the top of the deck (since that's just as surprising), that's about 4%, or once every three weeks.

If you think about it, any random cut has a 2% chance of being right, or 4% if you think of both the top and bottom cards at the place you cut to. About a 1/25 chance to be right! For awhile there, I did a random cut to 'find the card' every time before I used the actual method. Sometimes I'd cut to the key card, and could bluff my way to a fancy reveal - that's a 6% effectiveness rate, or 1/17. But if it didn't work at all, I'd say "Well, it looks like I'll have to do this the hard way" and revert back to the actual method.

It's a real reputation-maker when you're right, and doesn't do you any harm if you're wrong.
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The fantasma gimicked cards really neat.Easy effects obtained by amatures of magic like me LOL. theres a magical effect that can be dangerous!!! lifting up the deflector plate on a murray or sears rider deck(those 2 brands have a large opening above the blade tops) with the blades engaged ,and it looks like theres no blades there.until you get into them like someone did years ago,and has no fingers now a sad thing to happen. I`m totally aware of the danger & keep clear all times.Same is true with airplane propellers. A invisable danger!!
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