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Never Say Die: These kids know their way around a set of dice

Dice stacking is fun discipline for any budding magician, and they don’t come any more budding than the kids in this video. One of them is a toddler. The video, originally uploaded by two enterprising young lads working under the name That’s Amazing, has racked up over 3 million views on Facebook in less than 24-hours. […]

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Friday Video Roundup: The robot that never stops laughing

Hello magic fans. Did you know what the technical term for a fear of palindromes (words that are the same spelled forwards and backwards) is itself a palindrome? Yep. It’s called aibohphobia. Somebody once looked at a group of people suffering from a possibly crippling irrational fear, sat down, and thought, “man, how can I make life […]

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The best of Independence Day magic

Yesterday, Citizens of the United States of America celebrated the most important holiday in their calendar: The anniversary of the release of Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi epic, Independence Day.  There is also, I understand, some kind of smaller, less significant celebration of some minor event in the nation’s history? Something to do with tea. And lobsters […]

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Derren Brown is totally into coffee, dead animals, dudes

Vice News has uploaded a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it interview with “British psychological illusionist,” Derren Brown, that originally aired on HBO late last month.  The interview mostly concerns Brown’s “vices,” which as the headline of this piece implies, include taxidermy, gourmet coffee, and romantic encounters with other men. I’m not sure I’d call being gay a, “vice,” per-se, […]

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Six Impossible Things to return to NYC this fall

Joshua Jay doesn’t make life easy for himself when it comes to Six Impossible Things. In the 75-minute show, Jay guides an audience of no more than 20 people through a series of intricately designed rooms, each with a unique magical theme. Sometimes he performs tricks for small parts of the audience, sometimes even for one […]

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The world’s simplest coin trick is a good place to start

So the trick above might seem easy. Too easy, in fact. Insultingly easy, if you wan’t to get fresh.  Allow me to explain.  The trick, performed by the amazing Julie Eng, isn’t just a great place for coin novices to start, requiring even less dexterity than the super simple french drop, but it’s also a great […]

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