98 entries in Paper / Topological Effects
  
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Unknown Die Kunst, in ein ringförmig geschlossenes band einen Knoten zu machen "The art of making a knot into a closed circle", moebius/möbius strip routine, seven different rings are cut with up to three double-twists
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 8) 125
Unknown The Afghan Bands rings of paper cut lengthwise
Later Magic 471
James Wobensmith The Afghan Bands wellknown topological thing
Greater Magic 860
Ellis Stanyon The Evolution of the Afghan Bands extension for wellknown topological thing
Greater Magic 861
"Paper Wizard" Grimes The "Grimes" Paper Chain moebius/möbius strip routine
The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 119
Francis J. Rigney Cutting a Dido story trick, tearing a long strip
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 12) 51
Milbourne Christopher The Afghan Bands - The Mobius Strip
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 185
Neal Elias Screwy Square optical thing with a line on a square sheet of cardboard
At the Table Tricks 16
L. Vosburgh Lyons Discus Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 410
Dr. Fred Bertsche Crazy Cardboards lines on paper, paper turned over lines change orientation, fake turnover
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 37
Paul Curry Fourth Dimensional Turning idea for S.S. Adams money printing machine, performer and spectator write names on both sides of a paper, when put in machine paper turns inside out and back
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 252) 1009
Adolph Boldt Idea for the Boomerang Trick idea for Joseph Jastrow's optical illusion with two boomerangs, as a give-away
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 35
Various The Afghan Bands Moebius strip used for magic, provides the basic method and a history/bibliography of the Moebius strip in magic (Afghan Bands was named by Prof Hoffmann)
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 70
Tommy Thompson Look! No Twist! Variant of Mobius strip routines
Newspaper Magic 127
Robert E. Neale Insideout & Stretchit topological origami tube for several effects:
  • Stretchit
  • Insideout
  • The Chinese Wand
  • Additional Notes
  • With a Sponge Ball
  • The Square Circle
  • Flexible Transpo
for simplified folding method see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 2) 14
Gene Anderson Afghan Bands Mobius strip routine
Newspaper Magic 119
Francis J. Rigney A New Twist Mobius Strip routine
Newspaper Magic 121
Louis Bertol Chinese Version Chinese Mobius strip routine
Newspaper Magic 123
Robert E. Neale Thru & Thru white pop-up cardboard die slides through black die and vice versa, see also p. 439 & p. 486 for suggestion by Al Weyfield
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 435
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut, and Fail pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
  • Part One
  • Part Two
  • Part Three
  • Final Notes
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 595
Unknown The Magic Circles afghan band
Tricks with Paper 38
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction
Related to Paul Curry Presents 42
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over
Paul Curry Presents 43
Martin Gardner Hyper Card posed as problem with illustration
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1042
Hans E. Trixer Compas-sion
Related to Special Effects 48
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, Howard Lyons Hyper Card various ideas with the Hypercard
Related toVariations The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1067
Karl Fulves Notes hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece
  • Elastrik
  • Oddments
Inspired by The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1173
Karl Fulves Hypercard on the idea of combining Hypercard with Moebius strip
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 28) 108
Karl Fulves Another Link old topological puzzle in which three parts must be linked, credit information on no-gaff linking cards
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 36) 142
Karrell Fox, Tommy Windsor Windsor/McAthy Applause Card apparently three sides on card that is turned over to read different messages
Another Book 201
Karl Fulves Siberian Chain No. 14, paper strips link and unlink with paper ring
The Children's Magic Kit 14
Unknown Hypercard No. 79
Self-Working Table Magic 99
Mel Stover, Howard Lyons, Karl Fulves The Fifth Dimension No. 80, hyper card routine
Related to Self-Working Table Magic 100
Karl Fulves Space Station tower of Hanoi variation
Punch-Out Puzzle Kit 8
Robert E. Neale Double Buckle different design
Inspired by Trapdoor Card 10
Robert E. Neale Flat Klein paper construction with only one surface
Trapdoor Card 11
Karl Fulves Slade's Braid comment on connection with Slade's impossible braiding
Related to
  • "The Church of the Fourth Dimension" (The Unexpected Hanging, Martin Gardner)
Trapdoor Card 11
Karl Fulves Easy Unlink simple topological unlinking
Trapdoor Card 11
Steve Beam Upside Down Chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by Martin Gardner, Dan Garrett and Sid Lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by Lee Fred
Related toVariations The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 1) 1
Martin Gardner Twist And Link spectator holds end of paper construction which must be entangled in seemingly impossible way
Also published here
  • puzzle in Marin Gardner's "Scientific American" column
Trapdoor Card 2
Karl Fulves Topological Untrap topological linking and unlinking of one-piece rubber figure, solution to problem on p. 1
Trapdoor Card 12
Robert E. Neale Submarine Card spectator holds card frame with center torn out, its orientation changes while spectator closes his eyes
Variations Trapdoor Card 3
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor spectator holds card with trapdoor with hole cut-out, it is entangled in seemingly impossible way while spectator closes eyes
Variations Trapdoor Card 6
Pavel Zickzack Elefant zig-zag effect with picture of an elephant in a frame
Neue Magische Ideen 7
Robert E. Neale Belt Buckle different design
Inspired by Trapdoor Card 9
Jerry Andrus Parabox optical illusion
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 200
Shigeo Takagi, Karl Fulves Japanese Checkers No. 1, paper folded and cut into squares, really the squares remain all connected at a corner for form a sort of chain, challenge to get all squares out of a bag with one grip
Self-Working Paper Magic 1
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor No. 63, card frame turns inside out while spectator is holding it
Self-Working Paper Magic 112
Robert E. Neale Inside Out No. 65, topological origami tube
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 116
Robert E. Neale Stripes Make You Thinner No. 66, trick using the Inside-out Tube
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 117
Robert E. Neale Bill Tube shape-changing tube from dollar bill, square shape to rectangular shape
Inspired byAlso published here S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 74
Robert E. Neale Stretchit No. 67, trick using the Inside-Out Tube
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 118
Gordon Bruce Gordon Bruce on Parallax coin vanishes and returns in trapdoor of card
Inspired by The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 46
Eric Mason Eric Mason on Parallax name of thought of card appears on paper combined with Parallax
Inspired by The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 71
Mike Gancia Mike Gancia on Parallax card in envelope
Inspired by The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 80
Tooru Suzuki Linking Cardboard squares of cardboard with holes in them are linked and unlinked
New Magic Of Japan 97
Michael Weber Appealing Illusion picture in magazine, apparently peel the top layer and see under the picture (car and engine, woman and underwear), removing the torn paper part and everything is normal again
Life Savers 115
Karl Fulves Paper Race four papers sticking out underneath cover, whoever choses the paper that is on top of the other's choice when cover is removed wins
Swindle & Cheat 34
Michael Weber A Better Mousetrap three phases, based on Robert E. Neale's "The Trapdoor Card"
Inspired byRelated to Life Savers 130
Masao Atsukawa The Knotted Letter knot in strip of paper disappears
Five Times Five - Japan 25
Karl Fulves Trisecting the Paper No. 15, tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, spectator has to close eyes
Related to Easy Magic 20
Karl Fulves The Rings of Saturn No. 35, moebius strip
Easy Magic 48
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction
Related to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 335
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over
Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 336
Wesley James Hyper-Warp "final", ending with Hyper Card stapled to other card as souvenir
Enchantments 89
Davide Costi Boomerangs routine for Joseph Jastrow's optical illusion with two arcs
Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 137
Robert E. Neale The Card Presenting the Hyper Card
Inspired byRelated to This Is Not a Book 229
Robert E. Neale Moves New moves that can be done with the Hyper Card to make the presentations more fooling and interesting
Related to This Is Not a Book 237
Robert E. Neale Crossing the Threshold Presentation and handling for The Trapdoor Card
This Is Not a Book 139
Robert E. Neale Hyperflexagon From a Hyper Card to a a flexagon, uses business cards
Related to This Is Not a Book 250
Robert E. Neale To the Other Side of No Similar effect to Trapdoor Card, but the paper is cut in a circle with a bar through it (standard STOP sign), paper is turned inside out despite holding on to it
This Is Not a Book 151
Robert E. Neale Hoaxcard Variation on Hyper Card
Related to This Is Not a Book 263
Robert E. Neale Boros the Boastful Boa Story about snakes twisting themselves using a strip of rubber, twists vanish and appear on the strip of rubber
This Is Not a Book 160
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut and Fail Pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
Also published here This Is Not a Book 188
Robert E. Neale Wheel of Life Presentation for a flexagon
This Is Not a Book 202
Robert E. Neale A Very Personal Computer Presentation for a trihexaflexagon
This Is Not a Book 211
Karl Fulves Flexagons - Part One longer article, credit information
  • Flexagon History (Early Himber)
  • Terms & Conditions (the parameters)
  • Flexagon Described (the double hinge)
Xtra Credit (Issue 4) 13
Karl Fulves X-Ray Card Case accordion/flexagon fold with card case, two cards underneath paper straps/grid, they transpose
Xtra Credit (Issue 4) 22
Karl Fulves The Hole Thing "Unexplained"
envelope with hole, paper card without, condition reverses, also as card revelation, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 6) 405
Karl Fulves Trisection trisecting a paper square by folding (three equal parts), bet
  • The Folding Process
Related to Prolix (Issue 6) 409
Martin Gardner 2-Way Flexagon folded square with 2x2 grid, map folding presentation with coincidence
Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 42
Karl Fulves Casey At The Bat "the real story"
card travels from flexagon type paper folder to case
Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 48
Karl Fulves Out Back "simple double hinge"
flexagon type paper folder, card changes in it
Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 50
Karl Fulves Z-Flex "z-fold to flexagon"
on z-fold vs. Himber (flexagon) wallet
Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 52
Karl Fulves Flexagons - Part Two intro, credit information on Cherchez La Femme
Xtra Credit (Issue 6) 29
Karl Fulves Flex Escape "Unsolved - magic & flexagons" [1]
strip of paper in flexagon behaves in certain way, "I consider this the fundamental unsolved problem connected to flexagons", posed as a problem
Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 54
Unknown Cherchez Again sailor in flexagon, lady picture is hard to find by folding
Inspired by
  • "Cherchez La Femme" (Martin Gardner)
Xtra Credit (Issue 6) 30
Karl Fulves Deconstruction "Unsolved - magic & flexagons" [2]
flexagon with loose parts, posed as a problem
Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 54
Unknown The Magic Book "Cherchez la Femme", flexagon construction, one part of the paper hard to locate by folding
  • Flexing The Device
Also published here
  • Willane's Wizardry (1947)
Xtra Credit (Issue 6) 32
Karl Fulves Pass Thru "Unsolved - magic & flexagons" [3]
passing objects to different sections of a flexagon, posed as a problem
Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 54
Karl Fulves Flexagons - Part Three more credit information
Related to
  • Jacob's Ladder in "Magic" (Albert Hopkins, 1897)
Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 41
David Acer Coffee Break exploiting Jastrow/"boomerang" optical illusion with cardboard sleeves of coffee paper cups
  • Identity Theft (two cardboard sleeves with names on them transpose)
  • Sizeable (cardboard sleeve grows)
Inspired by
  • "Caffeine Overdose" (David Acer, Genii, Oct. 2005)
More Power to You 125
Karl Fulves 3 Easy Pieces "Unexplained"
tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, posed as a problem
Related to Prolix (Issue 10) 679
Karl Fulves Paper Caper "Unexplained"
bet in which spectator cannot guess how many separated pieces there are after a folded paper piece has been torn, posed as a problem
Related to Prolix (Issue 10) 680
Gene Anderson, Tadashi Tokieda Precocious Paper Chain A. Introduction
B. Preview to precocious
C. The Möbius strip
D. The precocious Möbius strip
E. Gene's presentation
Gene Anderson — The Book 199
Harapan Ong Flexacard tritetra-flexagon from cards, two cards can be revealed, self-animated
Principia 193
Christian Scherer, Sveroni Fischerlatein fish on cardboard change size with scale, magic trick based on Jastrow optical Illusion, medal on chain vanishes
Inspired by
  • Toru Suzuki's "Sakkaku Scale" in Richard Kaufman's "Tenyoism - Volume Two", p. 843.
Related to
Fischerlatein 3
Michael Sondermeyer Der Bananentrick children routine for Jastrow Illusion, with paper bananas
Seminar 2019 30