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wafflesthemagician
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A good magician friend of mine told me of this strange technique a Korean guy did that uses three Voyageur dollars, where one would take two of the dollars, place them in his cupped hand vertically so that they would face each other, with the last dollar in between them. When squeezed tightly, it would become suspended. With some strange squeezing movements, the performer could actually manipulate the coin in the middle to spin on the horizontal axes where it's touching the two coins. I've tried playing with it for a while, but it feels very... strange and knacky. It seems very plausible, though, as I've done a couple full rotations trying this technique. Any thoughts?
madelaine
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Yes, I have a thought: I think you are nuts.
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I can't quite seem to picture what you are saying Mr Waffles.
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This was in an early Paul Harris book
crappy deium-



what a lousy day to be seized



thaumometer-



a device for measuring a magical field
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Do you know which one?
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It was in one of the art of astonishment books, and paul describes it as a 'friend of a friend has this friend that can do it' type situation, and is asking anyone if they know it to be true. He describes his efforts, and I've had the same result. Can get the middle coin to revolve about 3 quarters of a turn, but that's it! Weird one this, I can see how it would work, as the on/off pressure does start the coin moving, but am thinking that if anyone has witnessed it, it may have been exaggerated!
Danny Diamond
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Perpetual Motion Coin Myth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bhbIpIYyTs
You don't drown by falling in the water;

you drown by staying there.



- Edwin Louis Cole
jugglestruck
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Didn't look very perpetual to me...
Jonathan Gold
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I worked on this for a while, and was able to get the coin to spin about 3 or 4 times, but it would invariably move to one side and fall. In the hands, once you start to get the knack, it feels doable. If I'm not mistaken, Paul Harris said he'd write a chapter in his next book about anyone who could demonstrate it to him.
How
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How do you start learning this? Any good dvd on it?
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