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Magic

Pyro Fire Shooting Pen

Pyro Fire Shooting Pen
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Ellusionist took the technology from its wrist-mounted flash gun and incorporated it into a marker pen. The Pyro Fire Shooter Pen looks like a Sharpie and actually writes, but press its covert button for 3 seconds, and it will ignite and shoot flash paper over 10 ft.

Death By Magic (Trailer)

Death By Magic (Trailer)

“My challenge today is to avoid a very public execution.” In this Netflix series, magician Drummond Money-Coutts aka DMC attempts to successfully pull off stunts that have killed other magicians. That train shot looks green-screened though. Premieres 11/30/18.

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Eric Chien’s Ribbon Magic Trick

Eric Chien’s Ribbon Magic Trick

Magician Eric Chien won the 2018 FISM Close Up Grand Prize with this amazing series of tricks. He uses a ribbon and two rectangles to transform playing cards (and his vest), swapping their colors, slicing and repairing and ultimately turning the cards into coins.

Making People Invisible

Making People Invisible

An amusing clip from the Netflix series Magic for Humans in which magician Justin Willman uses a mix of illusion and collusion with the audience to convice two subjects that they are now invisible. Lots of commenters think the marks were actors, but we’re not so cynical.

Magic for Humans (Trailer)

Magic for Humans (Trailer)

“Real people, real magic, no camera tricks.” In his upcoming Netflix series Magic for Humans, magician Justin Willman uses his tricks to get a laugh – and the occasional scare – from strangers, hopefully turning them into friends. Premieres 8/17/18.

Magical Misdirection

Magical Misdirection

During a recent episode of The Tonight Show, magicians Penn and Teller pulled a fast one on the audience with a trick that was all about misdirecting our attention. It’s a simple trick, but the guys still executed it flawlessly.

The Sacred Riana

The Sacred Riana

Twenty-five-year-old magician and illusionist Riana Graharani’s tricks probably won’t fool Penn and Teller. But she still managed to win Asia’s Got Talent 2017 by augmenting her craft with just the right amount of disturbing presentation and acting.

Penn and Teller’s Best Trick

Penn and Teller’s Best Trick

Back in 1986, magicians Penn and Teller turned up on an episode of Saturday Night Live and pulled off an a series of tricks which poked fun at other well known magicians, and culminated with a big surprise at the end.

Blind Card Shark vs. Penn & Teller

Blind Card Shark vs. Penn & Teller

We’ve seen Richard Turner put on a show on TV, but trying to pull one – or 13 – on Penn and Teller is a different task. Watch as he turns up the charm and plays a game of Texas Hold ‘Em with the Las Vegas legends.

Removable Digits

Removable Digits

Thumbs up for magician Vincent Kuo as he amps up the classic magic finger trick you learned as a kid. He works such trickery with his digits we’d be worried he might steal some of ours if we got anywhere near him.

Chris Pratt: Burn ‘Em

Chris Pratt: Burn ‘Em

(PG-13: Language) “It works 50% of the time.” On The Graham Norton Show with Will.i.am, Jennifer Lawrence and Jamie Oliver, Chris Pratt tries a card trick with lots of disclaimers beforehand. Honestly, we’re more amazed that Will.i.am doesn’t know what an Ace is.

Cup Levitation & Train Rescue Debunked

Cup Levitation & Train Rescue Debunked

CaptainDisillusion is getting so good at debunking, he’s now tackling two lies in a single short video. The cup levitation trick is easier to do, but at least you know it’s a trick. The train track near miss video on the other hand leverages realism for views.

David Blaine Blows Minds

David Blaine Blows Minds

Magician and escape artist David Blaine dropped by The Tonight Show, and proceeded to freak out Jimmy and the guys from The Roots with a series of impressive close-up card tricks, culminating in a serious mindbender. Then he pulls a Steve Jobsian “One more thing…”

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Facts About Magic

Facts About Magic

Mental Floss‘ Elliott Morgan fills our brains with 26 tidbits of trivia about magicians and their tricks, including the math skills, psychology, and dexterity required to make stage illusions convincing. Also, we never knew Teller’s first name until today.

Mac King vs. Penn & Teller

Mac King vs. Penn & Teller

Magician Mac King opted not to do his mesmerizing rope trick to try and fool fellow Las Vegas vets Penn & Teller. Instead, he went fishing on stage. Now that’s a proud and natural entertainer.

The Ultimate Rope Trick

The Ultimate Rope Trick

We’ve all seen magicians perform some variant of the cheesy old rope trick, but we’ve never seen anyone do it quite as well as Vegas prestidigitator Mac King, whose timing, precise slight of hand, and stage presence all come together to elevate this classic gag.

Mahdi Gilbert vs. Penn & Teller

Mahdi Gilbert vs. Penn & Teller

Magician Mahdi Gilbert – who developed his own methods of doing tricks because he has deformed hands and feet – tries to fool Penn and Teller with his oil and water trick with the two masters watching right beside him.

The Disappointing Miracle

The Disappointing Miracle

Stone-faced 23-year-old Kyle Eschen tries to fool Penn and Teller with his charming awkward schtick. At the end of the day, he might be more of a comedian than a magician, but that is no insult. The man belongs on the stage.

Bottle, Glass & Tube Trick

Bottle, Glass & Tube Trick

In the first episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ third season – with Alyson Hannigan as the new host! – comedy magician Michael Kent tried to bamboozle his idols by making a glass and a bottle switch places, and then some. Wait for it…

Bottomless Fast Food Bag

Bottomless Fast Food Bag

To promote fast food restauraunt Del Taco, magician Stuart Edge posed as a crew member and produced menu items out of a seemingly bottomless paper bag. Check out the behind-the-scenes on his Snapchat page, or just follow his coworker’s gaze at around 1:45.

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Now You See Me 2 (Trailer)

Now You See Me 2 (Trailer)

The sequel to the flawed but fun heist movie sees the team of illusionists blackmailed by their nemesis (Morgan Freeman) and a tech prodigy (Daniel Radcliffe) into pulling off an impossible heist.

Self-Tying Shoelace Trick

Self-Tying Shoelace Trick

DaveHax shows us a simple but impressive party trick: making it seem like your shoelaces tied themselves. All you need is an extra shoelace, a string, and pants that are wide enough to hide the bow. Now go and impress your nieces and nephews.

The Crossword Trick

The Crossword Trick

David Kwong is both a magician and a professional crossword maker. It’s no surprise that one of his staple tricks is based on the popular puzzle. It involves making a crossword with the help of the audience, and then some.

Pyro Mini Fireshooter

Pyro Mini Fireshooter
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The latest version of Ellusionist’s wrist-mounted flash gun is more affordable and 50% smaller than the original Pyro. But it’s packed with new features including a USB rechargeable battery, a detachable wrist strap and a burst fire mode.

A Magical Proposal

A Magical Proposal

(PG-13 Language) Magician Neil Henry already spoiled the video in his title, so we won’t bother with a tease. He took one of his recent performances as the opportunity to propose to his beloved girlfriend.

Dan White vs. The Tonight Show

Dan White vs. The Tonight Show

The NoMad Hotel’s magician Dan White challenged The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon to a fun but simple guessing game, but then turns the trick inside out. He also blew The Roots’ minds with a deck of cards and a Sharpie.

Shin Lim vs. Penn & Teller

Shin Lim vs. Penn & Teller

Shin Lim was an aspiring pianist, but 7 years ago he turned to magic because his wrists gave out. Watch him fool Penn & Teller with a barrage of sleight of hand tricks that he’s learned in that short amount of time. Skip to 2:10. Mirror here.

Piff the Magic Dragon 2

Piff the Magic Dragon 2

The last time we saw Piff, he failed to fool fellow magicians Penn and Teller. But he’s back on TV, because magic dragons live forever, and Mr. Piffles has to eat. This time he got on the fast track to the semifinals of America’s Got Talent.

Steven Brundage vs. Penn & Teller

Steven Brundage vs. Penn & Teller

Magician Steven Brundage performed his way out of a speeding ticket. But can he fool the great Penn and Teller? Watch as he manipulates and solves Rubik’s Cubes in ridiculous ways. He explained his performance a bit on Reddit.

A Smile and a Trick

A Smile and a Trick

The young magician Moritz Mueller doesn’t need assistants or props to draw your attention away from his sleight of hand. All he needs to do is flash a smile. If that doesn’t work, Moritz also knows how to rely on good old spit equity.

Story Card Trick 3

Story Card Trick 3

A slick Irishman amuses pub patrons by performing his version of the sleight of hand trick that involves matching a funny story with the sequence of playing cards he pulls from a shuffled and cut deck.

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