227 entries in Propless / Body Magic
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Egg Swallowing
Related to 1890 More Magic 342
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" third part, on the American Mrs. Abbott ("the little Georgian Magnet") and her experiments
Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 56
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" fourth part, on Mrs. Abbott and her experiments
May. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 72
Unknown Das Niederdrücken eines Billard-Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
"Erste Ausführung", strong man stunt with billiard queue
Related to June 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 89
Unknown Das Niederdrücken eines Billard-Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
"Zweite Ausführung"
Related to July 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 108
Unknown Das Umdrehen eines Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strong man stunt with billiard queue
Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 122
Unknown Das Zurückdrängen eines Billard-Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strong man stunt with billiard queue
Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 122
Unknown Das Aufheben eines von 5 Personen belasteten Billardqueues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strong man stunt with billiard queue
Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 139
Unknown Das Erheben einer Person vom Stuhl Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting a person on a chair
Oct. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 154
Unknown Das Niederdrücken eines Stuhles Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
spectator cannot push chair down that is held up by performer
Oct. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 155
Unknown Das Halten eines Stuhles Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strongman stunt with chair
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 171
Unknown Der Schaukelstuhl Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strongman stunt with rocking chair
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 171
Unknown Das Aufheben eines Herrn Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting a person
Dec. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 186
Unknown Das Aufheben eines mit mehreren Personen belasteten Stuhles Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting a chair with several persons on it
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 11
Unknown Der nicht zu hebende Knabe Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
boy that cannot be picked up
Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 26
Unknown Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting Mrs. Abbott
Related to Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 43
Unknown Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
continuation of description
Related to Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 53
Carl Willmann Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to May 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 68
Unknown Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to June 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 85
Carl Willmann Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to July 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7) 99
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli II. Blutschwitzen oder Stigmatisieren "Klerikale Wunder"
sweating blood & stigmata
Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 125
Unknown Ein Wunder der Fakire apple on hand of spectator, performer cuts it in two halves with a knife or sword without harming the hand
Jan. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 72
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on the size of the print run (less than 500), holding breath under water, speed calculation
Mar. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 3) 48
Ferdinand Hügelin Der mysteriöse Zahnarzt "Ein Scherz", performer rips out a front tooth and puts it back in, black strip of paper and horse tooth, see also p. 176
Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 160
Carl Willmann Das Salzbannen person cannot stand up from chair, gag, anecdote
June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 95
Unknown Der Ringer "Ein Scherz", person seems to wrestle with a person while back is turned to audience, pantomime type
June 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 94
Unknown Die Kunst, eine auf dem Stuhl sitzende Person mit den Fingerspitzen zu heben lifting a person with the fingertips
Nov. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 175
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on regurgitation
Nov. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 176
Unknown Von Auge zu Auge No. 9, grain pushed in one eye, comes out of other
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 130
Unknown Die Kunst, eine auf einem Stuhle sitzende Person mit den Fingerspitzen zu heben lifting a sitting person with fingertips
Jan. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1) 14
Unknown Der Bauchtanz face drawn on stomach, "dance"
Feb. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 2) 30
Carl Willmann Der blessierte Zauberkünstler apparently a third finger is missing
Feb. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2) 31
Unknown Pulse Stopping
1928 Sub Rosa 81
Unknown Concussion of the Brain head apparently banged on door, knuckles apparently hit violently on table
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 97
Eddie Joseph Man of Attraction The Human Magnet, sticky substance, prelude with some "body magic" stunts
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 447
Dr. Van Deusen, Bruce Elliott Finger Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly, see also page 476 for idea by Vosburgh Lyons
Also published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 65) 451
Lulu Hurst The Secret of the Georgia Wonder general information and:
  • The Balance Test
  • The Downward Thrust
  • The Heavy Weight Lifting Test
  • The Chair that Won'd be Forced
  • The Umbrella Test
  • The Uncontrollable Cane or Cue
  • The Unruly Chair
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 93) 575
Ralph W. Read Animal Magnetism Demonstrations with Common Objects, see following entries for details
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 693
Bruce Elliott New Finger! Finger! performer divines amount of fingers two person hold up, with his back turned
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
Buatier de Kolta, Carl Brema With Whiskers De Kolta's beard pochette / topit
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Walter B. Gibson Tom Dick & How Many? three people each raising a different amount of fingers
Inspired by 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 74) 302
Jean Hugard Foiling the Iron Grip escaping a strong man's grip
Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 64
Bruce Elliott Finger Finger
Related to 1945 My Best 202
Tom Fitzgerald Hand(y) Magic
  • removing thumb and forefinger
  • the pendulum (arm swing)
  • arm control
  • stretching arm and palms up
  • hitting hand on the edge of a table, gag
1945 My Best 234
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 371
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 6
George Starke Elastic Fingers little finger seems to grow
July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 133
Unknown Knuckle Popping with gimmick, gag
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 30
Stanley Collins Thumb Tip Quickie catching thumb gag
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 33
Bill Frazee Stretching a Finger optical illusion
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 40
Ormond McGill Visible Astral Radiation radiating lines appear between fingertips of the hands, optical illusion
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 13
Ormond McGill The Human Aura making aura visible, with a lamp and black paper, optical illusion
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 14
Ormond McGill Distant Magnetic Force spectator has a sensation of coldness on his hand when performer points on his palm
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 15
Ormond McGill Animal Magnetic Presentation spectator feels presence and energy of performer
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 18
Ormond McGill Blood and Pulse Control stopping and starting pulse at will
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 25
Ormond McGill Black Death pulse in both arms and heart beat stops
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill The Brain Illusion spectator looks through the flame of a candle and apparently sees his own brain, optical illusion
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 6 5
Nelmar Eyes in the Dark eyes glow in the dark
Related to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 6
H. R. Benfer Electroizm spectator feels special sensation on hand, electric shock
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 25
Dr. Spencer Thornton Pulse Control slow down, speed up and eventually stop the pulse, method without gimmick
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Ernest Heldman A Hand-Y Bit three body stunts / gags
  • finger are same size
  • arm grows
  • arm shrinks
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 369) 303
Everett Lyda Impromptu Eye Surgery apparently removing eyeball and replacing it again
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 5
Wizard Beal A Telling Beat method to make a visual and tactile heart beat, spectator feels heart beat of performer and gets card
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 170
Stuart P. Cramer The Parlor Yogi stopping pulse and blood flow
1969 HEX! 1
Wilbur T. Kattner The Arrow of Time performer slows down time in defined area, in there things falls slower, a pendulum swings slower, tuning fork changes pitch, pulse goes slower, then everything stops, then reverses, without methods posed as "exercise"
June 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 341
Jack Kent Tillar "Blister" blister appears on finger
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 379
Joe Karson No Feet - Some Feat legs disappear
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 69
Karl Fulves Babel Dai Vernon, Skinner on Tonight Show, Houdini, George Daily, Doug Henning's "The Magic Show", lengthening fingers in candle by Ali Kasim Dheen (anecdote from Sphinx)
May 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 732
Unknown Odd Optic the floating finger illusion, gag, produce a sausage
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 157
Cicardi Up, Up, and Away... lifting someone up who is sitting on a chair, four people with two fingers
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 152) 758
Fredric Broder Mind over Matter Hurst / Goergia wonder presentation, arm can be pushed down of spectator
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 163) 812
Karrell Fox Quite a Mouthful fake tongue unrolls from mouth with mini card stuck on it
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 72
Al Mann Imponderable Energy abnormal lift, person is lifted by four spectators on their index fingers
Related to
  • Professor Nika in Teral Garrett's "Psycho-Gizmo Vol. 4"
1977 Psycho-Mentisis 14
Gene Nielsen May the Force Be with You spectator cannot bend performer's arm
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 188) 938
Jim Ryan Cathy's Screwy Finger Bit first fingers slowly draw together
1977 Lecture Notes Bar Magic 8
Sandy Spillman Digital Divination spectator thinks of one finger, performer divines which one
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 211) 1052
Stephen Mathews Gemini Rope rope around spectator's fourth finger, it's pulled and penetrates finger
  • The Basic Method
  • Stephen Mathews Notes
  • Notes By Karl Fulves
Related to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1225
Unknown Spirit Finger Control fingers attracted and they move towards each other
1979 Elastrix 36
Unknown How to Make Your Ears Wiggle string on back
1979 Elastrix 37
Unknown The Floating Hot Dog optical illusion, between outstretched fingers
1979 Elastrix 38
Unknown The Deceptive Hairpin one or two ends of wire pin put on spectator's arm, he doesn't know if one or two pins without looking, physics
1979 Elastrix 39
Stephen Minch The Stigmata of Cthulhu stigmata marks appear on skin of spectators
VariationsAlso published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 2
Bruce Elliott, L. Vosburgh Lyons Finger, Finger No. 60, number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 101
John Greget Pinpoint pulse is stopped and pushpin jammed into palm of hand
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 223) 1112
Cicardi Mind Expander growing head illusion, hypno-disk on device to rotate it
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 240) 1198
Paul Harris Biological Vanish small rubber ball transforms into finger tip
Variations 1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book I 69
Unknown, George Starke Dexterous Digits No. 74, little finger is apparently stretched
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 91
Meir Yedid, Tony Lopilato, Joe Safuto The Vanishing Pinkie front and back display of hand
Related to 1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 13
Meir Yedid The Telescopic Pinkie
Related to
  • Martin Gardner's "Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" July 1949
1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 25
Meir Yedid Far Flung vanish of first, second and third finger
Related toVariations 1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 29
Meir Yedid, John Bentz Hitchhiker's Thumb thumb traveling
1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 35
Meir Yedid The Amputation finger cut off with knife falls on floor, spare fake finger is attached to replace it
1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 39
Stephen Tucker Pharoah Finger Tip chopped finger in box gag
1981 Babel (Issue 2) 29
Thomas Alan Waters SOREcery blister appears on thought of finger
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 245
Meir Yedid The Zig-Zag Thumb finger magic, thumb is moved
Also published here 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 61
Stephen Tucker This Months Problems posed as problems:
  • removing ink from banknote
  • trick with spectator's finger
  • ESP card prediction
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 326
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid The Travelling Thumb thumb penetrates table, with ring as proof
1982 Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 124
John Bentz Thumb Switch ring is switched on other thumb
1982 Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 125
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid Thumb Through the Table glass through table, then thumb through table, seen in reversed glass on table
1982 Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 128
Meir Yedid Disengaged Digit vanish of first finger
  • Finger Back Palm
1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 27
Unknown Diabolical Eyes No. 21, light shoots from eyes of medium in dark seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown Blood Writing No. 34, blood message appears on arm
1983 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Real Blood Writing No. 35, blood writing appears on arm
1983 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Stigmata! No. 36, hands placed on cardboards, blood imprint appears
1983 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Very Strong Ladies No. 77, several strongman stunts
1983 101 Psychic Tests 21
Unknown If a Young Lady Extends Her Arms and Places Her Hands Flat against the Wall, Half a Dozen Persons Cannot Push Her against the Wall! No. 78
1983 101 Psychic Tests 21
Meir Yedid Thermo Crystal Vanish presentation of finger vanish with thermo paper that changes color with heat
1983 Off the Wall 11
Meir Yedid The Zig-Zag Thumb finger magic, thumb is moved
Also published here 1983 Off the Wall 12
Meir Yedid Ten And A Half (1 on 1) finger routine for one spectator, spectator counts nine fingers, half dollar produced
1983 Off the Wall 15
Meir Yedid Finger Funny screaming when card door is slammed and showing finger missing, practical joke
1983 Off the Wall 15
Meir Yedid Pet Shop Caper apparently bird bit off a finger in pet shop, practical joke
1983 Off the Wall 16
Steve Beam Leftovers two jokes by Michael Beam, one with a tooth and one with baseball mitts, on R.C. Buff, Henry Pettit, Harold Taylor, not using the restroom before the show, Jim Culver
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 68
Stephen Tucker A Tip finger vanish
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 655
Jerry Andrus Standing-Kneeling Deception Gag
1985 Korem without Limits 152
Unknown To make your nose creak
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Al Baker The Lesson No. 51, spectator takes one of two things from high shelf, performer knows which one, color goes out of arm that is hold high
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 90
Meir Yedid Elongated Thumb stretching thumb with teeth
Also published here 1985 Finger Secrets 9
Pat Hazell, Meir Yedid Finger Thru Head finger is apparently pushed through ear into mouth
1985 Finger Secrets 12
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Finger Routine stretching first finger
1985 Finger Secrets 13
Pete Biro Knuckle Snap cracking knuckles of the fingers, illusion
1985 Finger Secrets 15
Meir Yedid Forced Finger classic forcing a finger
1985 Finger Secrets 17
Meir Yedid Telephone Finger Trick over phone, spectator choses a finger which is divined
1985 Finger Secrets 19
Joe Safuto Joe Safuto's Two Headed Thumb joke with the thumbs
1985 Finger Secrets 21
Meir Yedid Gloved Fingers finger sticks to glove, and is attached again to hand
1985 Finger Secrets 26
Meir Yedid Godzilla 2001 little finger vanish, apparently Godzilla puppet eats it
Related to 1985 Finger Secrets 27
Meir Yedid Vanishing Thumb
1985 Finger Secrets 29
Meir Yedid Acid Test finger is used to stir up acid and falls off the hand, bone remains in liquid
1985 Finger Secrets 30
Meir Yedid Jack and Jill double finger vanish, ring and littler finger
Related to 1985 Finger Secrets 31
Meir Yedid Triple Finger Vanish angly, second, third and fourth finger vanish
Related to 1985 Finger Secrets 33
Meir Yedid Cautious Clapping finger falls from hand, because of clapping to hard, joke
1985 Finger Secrets 34
Steve Beam Bearded beard / toupee joke
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 336
Steve Beam Hair Rising hair is stretched and cut from head
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 338
Jim Hyams Up and Up gag, toupee rises on head
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 340
Rhett Bryson, John Riggs Zombie gag, bald head zombie
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 340
Steve Beam Comfort joke, jacket is removed and along with it goes performer's hair (toupee)
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 342
Jim Hyams Splitting Hair gag, performer's toupee is split in two and given to spectator
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 342
Jim Hyams The Traveling Toupee toupee vanishes from head and appears in clear plastic box, Crystal Casket
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 344
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Fallout gag, toupee jumps from one hand to the other
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 346
Steve Beam Shampoo gag, more ideas with a toupee and a reel
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 346
Martin Gardner Fingers-Nose Do-As-I-Do
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2) 13
Shinkoh Twisting Arm Illusion hand on table is turned 360°
1989 Twisting Arm Illusion 2
Shinkoh The Real Work misdirection for the Twisting Arm Illusion
1989 Twisting Arm Illusion 3
Shinkoh Presentation Do As I Do presentation for Twisting Arm Illusion
1989 Twisting Arm Illusion 5
Gary Kurtz, Joe Monti, Meir Yedid, Shinkoh, Mark Mitton, David Oliver, Gaëtan Bloom Extra for Experts tips and ideas for the Twisting Arm Illusion by various people
1989 Twisting Arm Illusion 5
Karl Fulves Magnetic Fingers spectator cannot lift finger off chosen card
1989 Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 38
Ben Harris, Geoff Pearce Knuckle Buster borrowed finger ring stuck on performer's finger, finger is broken at its knuckle to release ring
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 50
Michael Weber Son of Thinkerprint thumb print of spectator has selected ESP symbol or other design in it
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 [1990 Notes] 6
Meir Yedid, Looy Simonoff Verlängerter Daumen long thumb, biting on thumb and stretching it
Also published here 1991 Meir Yedid 33
Meir Yedid Zig-Zag-Daumen finger magic, thumb is moved
Also published here 1991 Meir Yedid 36
Manuel Muerte, Guillaume le Grand Magic Fingers finger falls off hand, gag divination of thought-of number
1991 Hardcore 80
Michael Weber Son of Thinkerprint thumb print of spectator has selected ESP symbol or other design in it
Also published here 1991 Lecture Collection 5
Meir Yedid Elongated Thumb stretching thumb with teeth
Also published here 1993 Memorable Magic 3
Meir Yedid Zig-Zag Thumb finger magic, thumb is moved
Also published here 1993 Memorable Magic 11
Martin Gardner Force Field animating things on table, apparently no finger moves
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 14
Joseph K. Schmidt Long Arm Stuff presentation for long arm gag
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 26
Karl Fulves The Strength Test spectator cannot separate magician's hands when he puts on gloves, two tests
1993 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 5
Karl Fulves Memory Plays Tricks item put in one pocket of magician, magician stands behind spectator but apparently cannot do anything because he is clapping constantly, item then in another pocket
1993 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 12
Paul Gertner Ring Thing slide-thumb-off gag with ring on thumb
1994 Steel and Silver 129
Meir Yedid Balding Finger spectator's middle joint of first finger is made hairless, "It is all presentation - there is no method."
1994 Magical Wishes 23
Zelek Shadline So That's How It's Done performer shows little trapdoor in hand, when opened one can apparently see through the hand
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 7
Joe Rindfleisch The Illusion Card zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger and thumb, four phases, eventually card is restored
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 143
Joe Rindfleisch The One-Handed Zigzag zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 148
David Acer Hyperventilate air in lungs transposes with air in balloon, proven with smoke that is suddenly in balloon
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 Natural Selections 143
Karl Fulves Time Out No. 16, performer says stop after any given interval of multiple of ten seconds, using pulse as secret guide
1995 Easy Magic 21
Unknown Chair Lift No. 40, boy cannot lift chair near wall with book on it, but girl can
1995 Easy Magic 57
Unknown Raise Your Foot No. 41, stunt in which spectator cannot lift foot near wall but performer can
1995 Easy Magic 58
Unknown Strongman Stuff No. 52, coin pressed on head with hand, spectator cannot lift hand
1995 Easy Magic 74
Felix Farrell Finger-Aerobic finger magic, bending first finger into impossible positions
1995 Aus dem Effeff... 17
Paul Harris Air "An Untested Idea for the Stage Worker", air in lungs transposes with helium in balloon
VariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, Sept. 1985
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 231
Tom Stone Impromptu Interlude hand through body of spectator
1996 The Warpsmith Returns 36
Chris "Doc" Dixon Crack Up joke, dandruffs fall from head
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1189
Chris "Doc" Dixon Hard Headed knife tapped in hair resulting in a hard metallic sound, too much hairspray joke
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1190
Chris "Doc" Dixon The Dry Look joke, apparently urinating whit powder because performer is dehydrated
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1192
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Fingerling thumb of child pulled off and re-attached
Inspired by 1997 Ah-ha! 9
David Tolley Give 'em the Finger removing thumb gag, bone can be seen
1997 Trephine 88
Richard Bartram, Jr. Finger 2 removing thumb gag, skin is stretched and visibly tears
1997 Trephine 89
Richard Bartram, Jr. Zits Incredible gag, apparently squeezing pimple
1997 Trephine 95
Simon Lovell Tongue of War fake tongue flies into audience from mouth
1997 Simon Says! 221
Joshua Jay Fingertip Fingerip Magician removes end of pinky finger, and restores it
1998 A Teen's Routines 45
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up thumb cut off with scissors during rope effect
1998 ca. Flexing and Twisting 6
Karl Fulves Pulse Stopping with small skull that is produced afterwards
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 159
Nathan Kranzo Bande Du Soleil tan line of wrist watched is moved to different position on arm
  • Afterthoughts
  • Credits
  • Notes
  • More Ideas from the Tan Man
2001 Bande Du Soleil 2
David Berglas Vitonette by the aid of a spinning wheel dye colors are selected and the performer changes the hair of the assistant to the chosen colors, with sucker explanation using twins and wigs
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 236
David Berglas Your Finger on the Pulse pulse stop with two spectators, stage presentation
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 368
David Berglas Put Your Best Food Forward spectator feels touching of one food but not of other
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 373
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones The third eye three unknown cards in a face-down row, spectator choses one, his eyes are closed and performer touches both eyes with his (supposedly) two hands, card divined anyway
2002 Ahead of the Pack 68
Luke Jermay A Strange Garden spectator looks at leaf and patter of it seems to move, then circle inside triangle force
2003 Building Blocks 141
Luke Jermay Blowing Bubbles spectator gets the sensation of a thought leaving his mind, addition to an older version
Related to 2004 The Coral Fang 27
David Acer Breakneck Neck cracking gag with candy in mouth
2004 Random Acts of Magic 239
Karl Fulves Sobriety Test challenge in which one spins on a chair and has to move hands and foot in a certain way
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 341
Unknown Another Martial Arts Feat Spectator unable to separate your clenched fists from each other (pseudo strength demo)
2005 Coin Snatching 147
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Palmistry hand spelling stunt, left or right divined
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 3
Hector Chadwick Head Magnet Large man unable to lift arm off of head of petite lady
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 175
Ken De Courcy A Real Pocket Trick comedy presentation for number force for five
Inspired by
  • a number force in Annemann's "202 Method of Forcing"
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 316
Karl Fulves Finger Pointing on the phantom finger stunt in which a flesh ball appears between two forefingers held in front of the eyes, also making it real with rubber finger or cocktail frank
2008 Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 8
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Also published here 2008 Noteworthy 50
Stephen Minch The Stigmata of Cthulhu stigmata marks appear on skin of spectators, with sound effects from hidden sound device, stooge faints
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 17
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Inspired byAlso published here 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 220
Marty Kane, Steve Beam Finger Flinger alternate handling
Inspired byRelated to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 221
Roberto Giobbi Presentation and Handling for Six Guests in Five Rooms mathematical puzzle performed with finger
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 2) 4
Roberto Giobbi Magic of the Hands handling of trick using only the fingers
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue May 7) 138
Roberto Giobbi More and Further Magic of the Hands handling of trick using only the fingers
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue May 8) 139
Roberto Giobbi Ultimate Magic of the Hands handling of trick using only the fingers
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue May 11) 142
Unknown Relative Circles arm movement stunt
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Sep 4) 265
Unknown Finger Questions puzzles with fingers
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 12) 336
Jim Steinmeyer Fingertip Mindreading Verbal Magic counting trick with fingers on one hand
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 3
Lennart Green Magical Supination an Pronation turning the hand 180% without moving the wrist, puzzle
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 15) 307
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle finger
Inspired byRelated to 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 13
Patrick Page Six Inches More child grows on stage
2011 Magic Page by Page 319
Patrick Page The Eye Chart child can't read letters on a board
2011 Magic Page by Page 319
David Acer Hyperventilate air in lungs transposes with air in balloon, proven with smoke that is suddenly in balloon
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 65
Unknown Turning the Screws magnetic fingers
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 24
Unknown Spooky Arms arms pressed on sides of doorway
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 26
Unknown Ghost in da House! optical illusion, afterimage
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 30
Unknown Floating Hot Dog the floating finger illusion
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 34
Unknown Zombie Finger finger in matchbox, gag
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 34
Unknown Hoo-Doo Guru stopping the pulse
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 36
Steve Beam Fingered Audience selects finger through counting procedure. Comedy revelation.
Inspired by 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 186
Roberto Giobbi Body Magic Act
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 17) 330
Roberto Giobbi Yet Another Extraordinary Ability simultaneous speaking skill
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 18) 331
G Thumbprint (画押) Spectator chooses a word from a book, the word appears as writing on spectator's body
2016 Emotion 11
G Calling Prediction (神谕者) Magician can divine cards held by spectator, last card appears as a bruise on magician's body
2016 Emotion 77
Jim Steinmeyer An Audience on Mars No. 7, spectators chose between an ear or the nose according to instructions, nose is forced
2017 Unexpected Impuzzibilities 15
Wayne Houchin Control Pulse of magician is felt to slow down, stop, and then return to normal, no props needed, nothing under armpit
2019 Houchin: Thread & Control 13
Tom Gagnon Re-Entry marked coin into lighter, then back out into glass, blister on finger heals
Inspired byVariations 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 414
Ben Hart The Human Lottery Machine four-digit number chosen, four balls with those digits are regurgitated by performer
2020 The Darkest Corners 232
Ben Hart The Boy Who Cried Diamonds diamond stones produced from eyes
2020 The Darkest Corners 258