The number of magicians in the world is really small — only one person out of 25,000 people knows how to perform magic tricks. And you are about to become one of those rare people.
We gathered some of the most brilliant tricks for you and explains how they’re done. You can even learn some of them and surprise your friends and family. Enjoy!
9. Darcy Oake’s dove illusion
In Series 8 of Britain’s Got Talent, the audience was shocked by the Canadian illusionist Darcy Oake, who performed several magic tricks with doves. In one of them, the magician makes a pigeon appear from a burnt feather. How did he do it? Easy.
The feather that Darcy showed us before lightning it up is actually a piece of special paper known as flash paper. It is commonly used by magicians when they wish to create quick large flashes of fire in order to hide brisk moments of illusion from the audience. That’s exactly what Darcy did — using the fire, he quickly got the pigeon from a secret pocket in his sleeve.
8. The rising card
In this trick an illusionist asks a spectator to randomly choose any card from the deck and place it back. Then the magician makes some magical moves and the spectator’s card is popped out of from the deck. What’s the secret to this illusion?
When placing the card back in the deck, the magician puts it in front of a card with a special mechanism — a small pad, that sticks to the card and moves it upwards. This creates the illusion of it popping out of the deck.