The secrets of popular magic tricks

My dad loved magic tricks. And he hated them too, so to speak. He was watching a magician on, say, The Tonight Show, and when a trick was over, dad would throw his trademark “Well, I’ll be daddy burn!” He loved them and they drove him crazy.


I know he’s seen David Copperfield specials, but I don’t know if he’s ever seen REAL wizardry like the one we get from David Blaine, who, by the way, was no stranger to card tricks. His were just on a much higher level.

(My favorite part might be the woman in the cafe who takes it all.)

And then you have the weird “okay, there are wizards among us” magic from Criss Angel.

Now skeptics can say that was a set up, that he really knew the woman and that she was a secret assistant. Good. But that STILL doesn’t explain that rolled note with those initials inside a banana that hadn’t been peeled. This is my favorite Criss Angel trick.

I think if dad knew any of them, I would have heard of them.


And I’m pretty sure if he had lived in the age of social media he would be looking for magic tricks all day, only to be frustrated ALL DAY. He may have encountered LADBible on Twitter, where several common, yet fun magic trick secrets are revealed.

Seems like that’s one way I’ve NEVER used social media. It’s been a part of our lives for over a decade, but I never thought to research “reveal magic tricks” until I saw this guy.


The magician’s code states that the secrets behind magic tricks are NEVER revealed, but this code appeared decades, if not centuries, before the internet or social media. I’m not sure there’s anything they can do about it except improve their game. And I think ANY magician worth their salt would still do that.

In the meantime, we can continue to enjoy what millions of people are enjoying (well, based on THAT number of views, at least).

So go ahead, just try to remove a quarter of my ear. I already know where you’re going to hide it.

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