1949
Written by Martin Gardner
Work of Martin Gardner
34 pages (Stapled), published by Montandon Magic
Illustrated with drawings by Martin Gardner
Language: English
81 entries
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Martin Gardner Introduction
Cube Levitation two sugar cubes stick together
1
Steady Hands puzzle / bar bet with sugar cubes
1
Five Cube Pick-Up bar bet with sugar cubes, lifting five cubes with one finger
1
, Dorny, Chuck Sanders Mysterious Initials initial written on sugar cube, sugar is dissolved in coffee and initial appears on spectator's hand
2
Larry Arcuri Sugar Penetration sugar penetrates wrapper and hand
3
Hand to Hand sugar cube travels to other hand, lapping
3
Cubes, Papers, and Coin bar bet, three cubes are stacked on a coin and with piece of paper in between, slips and coins must be removed without touching the sugar
3
Tender and Private gag, folding a Dollar bill to form other words
4
Strike Match on Bill igniting match with Dollar bill
4
Vanishing Creamer creamer vanishes from tube formed with a bill
4
Samuel Berland Berland's Vanishing Bill bill folded to simulate two bills
Variations 5
Mushroom, Key, and States folding Dollar bill to make picture of a mushroom
6
Dorny Valuable Paper Wad bill is folded to white little packet, curiosity
6
Indestructible Bill bill soaked in whiskey burns without damage
6
Milbourne Christopher Paper to Bill newspaper ball changes to bill
6
Balancing Knife and Spoon no trick
7
Walter Price Catching the Salt salt on knife
7
Cross of Knives special way to hold two knives, bar bet
7
Rotating Knife knife and fork as spinning wheel on the table, to find selection
8
Abril Lamarque, Bert Easley Diver in the Spoon making figures with the reflection of a spoon
8
Floating Match burning match, behind fingers
9
Grasshopper Matches jumping match
Also published here 10
Happy Birthday practical joke with matches
11
Have a Light match balanced on finger and strike match behind ear
11
Kiddie Kar practical joke with matches
11
Rocket Matches match zooms across the room, gag
12
Match Penetration - 1 classic
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Match Penetration - 2 with paper matches, visual
13
, Jerry Lukins Mike and Ike matches in bottle with water sink and come back up again
13
The Three Bears joke with matches
Also published here 13
Dr. Boris Zola Doc Zola's Magnet Routine matches penetrate card, with matchbook
13
The Hobo's Prayer penny changes into dime, with prepared matchbook
15
Fred Peterson Match Head Amputation in spectator's hand
16
Seymour Davis Phantom Napkin knife through handkerchief
Related to 16
Bert Kalmar Spooky Monkey Business gag with handkerchief
Also published here 17
Saucy and Lady making impromptu puppet of old lady with handkerchief and cigarette
18
Stretching the Napkin
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Lemon Bug napkin moves eerie over table
Also published here 18
Edwin Tabor Pull Apart Napkins two silks are tied together in center and come apart
Also published here 18
Rising Cigar Wrapper
19
Jumping Cigar Band from finger to finger
20
Indian Gift cigar gag, apparently placing it into pocket of spectator
20
Cigar Antics classic gags with cigarettes
20
Sixteen Coin Puzzle
21
Three Stunts with a Dime bets and gags with coins
21
Johnny Paul Spinning the Half Dollar spinning a coin on its edge without touching it
Also published here 22
Sucker Bet gag with coins
22
Penny Puzzle how many letters on coin, puzzle
22
Try this on Your Ham Sandwich coin travels into sandwich
22
I. Q. Test for Waitresses practical joke, filled glass is inverted on table
23
Brim to Brim two filled glassed placed mouth to mouth, puzzles
23
Problem of the Six Glasses puzzle with three empty and three filled glasses
Also published here 23
The Pyramid removing napkins between glasses
24
Penny Game puzzle with cigarettes, glass, coin and paper, set-up for joke with flash paper
24
Johnny Jones Cross of Pepper pepper on water, making a cross with match
24
Match, Nickel, and Glass match balanced on edge of coin is moved, under glass
25
Glass and Check removing check under glass, with coin balancing on rim
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Fireproof Fingers holding burning cigarette between two fingers
25
Ear Inhale gag, inhaling smoke with ear and exhaling it from mouth
25
Cigarette Pack Gags
26
Jugglery cigarette jugglery with lips
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Smoke Rings hole in cellophane of cigarette packet to form smoke rings
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Vanishing Smoke removing smoke from empty whisky bottle
27
Jumping and Rising Cigarette from cigarette packet
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Buck Teeth gag with cigarettes
27
Handkerchief Escape with fingers
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Stirring Stick Movies figure is drawn on stirring stick, to make easy optical animation
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Catching the Check catching check / bill between fingers
29
Swizzle Stick Gags reading sentences through swizzle stick fro different meaning, gag
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Knuckle Popping with gimmick, gag
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Matt Schulien The Fifty Sponge Balls
Also published here 30
Up the Scale making different sounds with straw, gag
31
Financial Spectacles glasses with Dollar signs, gag
31
Mental Prediction three psychological forces, 37
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Val Evans Crazy Crackers chinese compass with crackers
Also published here
  • "Optogramma" Lloyd Jones' "The Bat" 1948.
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Charles "Chic" Schoke Schoke's Wise Cracker gag, bar bet with cracker
33
Stanley Collins Thumb Tip Quickie catching thumb gag
Also published here
  • A Conjuring Melange (Stanley Collins)
33
Sailor and the Doughnut gag puzzle
33
Ring Vanish with handkerchief
34
Between the Teeth gag with toothpick
34
Data entered by Lorenz Schär, July 2019.