Archive for November, 2008

Four new reviews

Friday, November 28th, 2008

I am a bit behind on my schedule, but have posted new reviews of Gecko, Frozen, Sleeping Queen, and CastleMaynia.

After purchasing and practicing these effects, I discovered that I could get some very nice audience reaction by putting an entire deck of cards to sleep, instantly building a house out of it, magically turning it into an ice palace, and then making the whole thing disappear in the blink of an eye. Give it a try!

Criss Angel elephant vanish

Friday, November 28th, 2008

A commentor on one of my posts asked how Criss Angel made an elephant vanish. I haven’t seen that particular episode of Mindfreak, but it is well known that Angel uses the old “inflatable elephant” gimmick. With a slightly over-inflated elephant, the prick of a pin is all it takes to explosively decompress the “animal,” which can then be quickly removed from sight or hidden beneath a nearby curtain or assistant.


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