27 entries in Words & Letters / Ambigram
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Bagshawe A Tissue Paper Mystery number cards, one chosen, LIAR is seen on tissue paper, when turned over and AR removed, it reads 17 which is the chosen number
1924 47
Robert E. Neale New Age Cards three cards with words on them, thought-of word divined, one of the cards vanishes
Related to Mar. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 14)
Wesley James, Noel Coughlin The James-Coughlin List list of words that can be read as words upside down on a calculator, see also p. 786
June 1974 748
Karl Fulves You're In The Army upside down number to word gag
June 1974 749
Martin Gardner Strange Bedfellows upside down number to word gag
June 1974 749
Nathan Stark Fang Shui Prediction one of about ten cards is selected and predicted, rubber band around packet, simple ambigram prediction for two cards
Related toVariations 1976
Magick (Issue 164)
Druids Dilemma numbers written paper become "pissed" when held against light
1976 34
Philip T. Goldstein Printed Matter prediction of chosen word, ambigram prediction as two-way out
Inspired by 1979
Magick (Issue 236)
Thomas Alan Waters, Nathan Stark The Dump Prediction one of about ten cards with different words selected and predicted, ambigram prediction for two cards
Related to Aug. 1984
Magick (Issue 336)
Leo Boudreau The Mind's Eye: Strip Tease forcing a word, using ambigrams
July 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 1)
Leo Boudreau The Mind's Eye: Soul Mates cards in holder with words on the backs, spectator picks only two with same names, ambigram principle
Related to Sep. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 3)
Leo Boudreau The Mind's Eye: Soul Mate - Part 2 cards in holder with words on the backs, spectator picks only two with same names, ambigram principle
  • Subliminal Suggestion
  • Telepathy
Related to Oct. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Karl Fulves Murder by Calculation No. 14, using four suspects on paper cards with phone numbers on their back and calculator, name spelled out on upside-down display
1995 18
Karl Fulves WOW! MOM! No. 31, simple two-way out prediction, bloodless hand
1995 43
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Montreal Transpo prediction written on envelope matches selection, selection put in envelope, transposes with another selection and writing on envelope "changes" to other selection as well (inversion/ambigram), duplicate
1999 65
David Berglas Would You Make a Reliable Witness? routine with Reality/Fantasy ambigram, Lubor Fiedler's Posi-Negative and stroop-effect, people read words and experience them differently then others
Related to 2002 364
Ron Frost I'll Be Flipped Predict the word KNOW, but then change into MONK
2004 143
Docc Hilford The Dark Cloak three spectator note on a business cards pieces of information like number, date and a name, then they are burnt in bowl, performer puts on a magical cloak and divines thoughts in theatrical way, with fantasy/reality ambigram
  • A New Revelation
  • Acting 101
  • The Information
  • The Writing
  • Verbal Deceptions
  • Gaining the Written Information
  • The Readings
  • Guest Number One
  • Guest Number Two
  • The Third Guest
  • The Theater of it All
  • The Fire Bowl
  • The Home Version
  • Special Bonus
  • The Keys of Success
Related to 2004 5
Jim Steinmeyer Timmy & The Spirit Slates "A Ghost Story with Spirit Slates"
words appear on slates to a told ghost story, ambigrams
2009 103
John Guastaferro All About Perception Jacks change into Aces, presentation with ambigram
Related to Nov. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 11)
Roberto Giobbi China ambigram "effect"
Hidden Agenda (Issue June 4)
Martin Lewis Vanity
  • Making Magic
words on vanity license plate change, then can be read upside down
Mar. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 3)
Giacomo Bigliardi Lies Lie Detection effect, magician detects lies to divine card, has ambigram kicker
Oct. 2018
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2))
Tino Plaz, Lorenz Schär Shit-Trick off-beat comedy prediction, when written word is turned over a prediction of formed number can be read
2018 23
Harapan Ong Direct Ambigrams "The Law of Non-Conservation of Card Magic & Tawanokomu"
two ambigram revelations from a formula and Japanese characters, "trick that cannot be explained" application
2018 183
Jonathan Friedman EGGS Eggs are chosen from a grocery list, some prices added and they add up to upside down "EGGS"
Feb. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2)
Ricardo Rodriguez Predicción abierta o el oráculo boards with automatic writing, in one the name of a selected Spanish playing card can be found, ambigram kicker and prediction also on piece of paper
2021 77