Top Magician Secrets

Top Magician Secrets

Magicians are mysterious in the fact that what they do sometimes may look mystical and explainable. Good Magicians have many skills and techniques up their sleeves at any given time. Mentalism tricks, card magic, levitation tricks and disappearing acts are to name a few. From pulling a bunny out of a hat to reading your mind, these tricks always seem to wow audiences everywhere around the world. Today we will be going over some of the biggest secrets magicians use to make their tricks seem like magic.

 

#1. Houdini’s Metamorphosis

Premiering in 1894, Metamorphosis was a trick where Houdini  would usually switch places with his wife. He would lock himself in a trunk with 6 padlocks and cuff himself as well. His wife would then roll him behind curtains and close the curtains. Usually three seconds later, Houdini would open the curtains himself, roll out the trunk, and his wife would be locked inside. This is an amazing trick, and is still hard to believe that it was performed in 3 seconds.

How It’s Done:

This trick was a very simple trick. As Houdini was put into the cloth bag, he would already be getting out of the handcuffs. Once he was placed into the trunk, he would easily slip out of the bag, and once the trunk was pushed behind curtains, he would then slip out of a rear door in the trunk. When his wife would close the curtains, all she would have to do is slide into the trunk. Then Houdini would lift the curtain and slide the trunk out. As he was sliding the trunk out, his wife would be inside cuffing herself. Making it seem as if they switched places.

 

#2. The Bullet Catch

The bullet catch is more on the dangerous stunt move side than it it magic. Many magicians have tried the trick, and many have failed and succeeded. Failure usually ends in death or a major injury. Either way, it is a very heart pounding and cool trick. The magician usually has someone shoot a bullet into his or her mouth, which he then catches in between his teeth or a cup held in his mouth.

How It’s Done: 

Simple. No bullet is never fired. The gun they use to fire uses a blank. The magician has the bullet tucked away in his mouth the whole time. It’s that simple. The magician usually dresses the trick up a bit to make it look spectacular, but it’s really that simple. Check out more info on famous bullet catches here.


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