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Learn how to pick pockets with Cirque du Soleil


The roots of magic aren’t all elegant stage shows, top hats, and bunnies. Back in the day, magic was basically a way to swindle folks at carnivals. It’s generally good that the craft has gone legit, but the basic concepts that go into palming a coin are the same as those for palming a watch.

A Calgary Sun reporter found that out first hand. He interviewed a Cirque du Soleil performer who taught to him, kinesthetically and repeatedly, just how misdirection works. The reporter is an awfully good sport about the whole thing, so have yourself a little chuckle at this rapid-fire display.