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by Jim Rose

 

DO NOT TRY ANYTHING YOU READ HERE

 

 

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DISCLAIMER

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.

 

Unusual Fireworks

Light a candle and spray the juice of an orange peel towards the flame; it will produce unusual fireworks.

 

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 burning gasoline.

 

Secret: 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 paper.

 

Secret: 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.

 

Secret: To do it, bend approximately one-third of the straw. Put the bent part of it inside the bottle.

 

Wait until it unfolds, then lift the bottle slowly by holding the end of the straw that is sticking out.

 

Locked Knee

Ask someone to place his left side against a wall. The left foot, leg, and arm have to touch it.

 

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.

 

Secret: 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.

 

Secret: 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?

 

Secret: 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.

 

Paper Bridge

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.

Secret: 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.

 

Smoky Drink

Blow smoke from your mouth into a glass. Then pour the smoke into another glass. For the finale, you drink the smoke.

 

Secret: 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.

 

Cheers!

DISCLAIMER

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.


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