Light a candle and spray the
juice of an orange peel towards the flame; it will produce
A Spoonful of Fire
Pour a little bit of gasoline in
the bottom of a bowl and light a match to it. Dip a spoon into
the bowl until it catches fire. Then bring the flaming spoon to
your mouth and swallow. People will believe that you swallowed
You actually swallow nothing.
Make sure your lips are wet.
While closing your mouth around the spoon, you gently blow the
flame out. You then pretend to swallow. Remember to never
breathe in when doing a fire stunt.
Fire Bar Bet
Place a piece of paper on top of
a glass, and a dime on top of the paper. Challenge your friends
to make the dime fall inside the glass without touching the
To do this, light a match, and
hold it close to the piece of paper without touching it. The
heat will ignite the paper. Once it is burned, the dime
will fall into the glass.
The Straw that Could Break
the Camelís Back
Challenge a friend to lift a beer
bottle with a straw without touching the bottle.
To do it, bend approximately
one-third of the straw. Put the bent part of it inside the
Wait until it unfolds, then lift
the bottle slowly by holding the end of the straw that is
Ask someone to place his left
side against a wall. The left foot, leg, and arm have to touch
Now ask him to lift his right
knee and to keep it up for a short while. He canít do it and
heíll think his knee is locked.
Standing in this position
against a wall stops you from shifting your weight; your left
shoulder cannot turn away from the wall, therefore your right
knee has lost its power.
Second Time Around
Have a lit candle on a table.
Blow the flame out, then bring a lit match one inch above the
candle wick; it will light again without being touched.
When the candleís flame goes out,
the rising smoke catches the flame of the match.
Ping Pong Schnoz
Throw a ping pong ball in the
air, catch it with your nose and keep it balanced while
walking around the room. Impressed with yourself?
This one is an eye popper
and itís soooo easy
to do. Put a little dab of rubber cement on the tip of your nose
so that when the ball hits, it sticks.
Rubber cement is clear and wonít
be noticed unless you draw attention to it. Rubber cement is
used on the skin in many illusions and special effects. Iím sure
itís not good for you, but the only complaint Iíve heard is from
those who have to take it off nightly because the constant
peeling irritates the skin.
Place two glasses of equal
height about five inches apart, and put a $1 bill on top of
the two glasses. Now ask someone to position a third glass in
the middle on top of the $1 bill without the glass dropping.
To make sure the $1 bill
supports the third glass, crease it lengthwise like an
accordion. It will then bear the weight of the glass.
Blow smoke from your mouth into
a glass. Then pour the smoke into another glass. For the
finale, you drink the smoke.
Since smoke is heavier than
air, it will pour. This procedure needs to be done very slowly
and gently. When pouring the smoke from one glass into the other
make sure that the edges are touching.
When ďdrinkingĒ the smoke, blow
air softly into the glass making the smoke disappear. To prove
that you drank it, you can keep some smoke inside the
mouth and blow it out later once
the glass is empty.
The contents of this section
are dangerous. Misuse of the material can cheapen an art form
or at the very least make you look stupid. More importantly,
misuse of this information may result in jail time or death.
Do not attempt any of these tricks without the direct
supervision of a responsible professional.