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If Harvard offered a PhD in deceit, this would be it. Award-winning magician Brian Brushwood takes viewers on an inside tour of bar tricks, street cons and scams. If you watch carefully, you'll never have to pay for a drink again! Read More
Learn this quick and easy disappearing trick to scam yourself into a free beer and amaze your friends!
Grab a cork, salt-shaker top, or any object you can wrap your fingers around. With your other hand hold a pen or straw as your "magic wand."
Ask your sucker to watch closely as you tap three times with the pen... And on the third tap, the pen completely vanishes.
For about 5 seconds they'll be fooled, until you turn your head and reveal that the pen is nestled in you ear. After the groan, you knock 'em dead: tap your fist three times and open your hand to reveal Tuaregs original object has completely vanished.
This one is all about misdirection. No need for any double joints or knucklebusting skill, just the ability to focus your suckers' attention.
This ones easy: while you're setting up the but, position your body to draw focus toward the cork. Hunch over and get them to look closely too. This hyperfocus on the cork will allow you to slide the pen into your eat during the third drawback, effectively vanishing the pen for a few seconds.
Now for the important part. At the exact moment they realize the straw is in your ear, their guard will be down and all their attention on your face. At this moment, deposit the cork into your pocket. No need to be tricky about it, they're not event going to be watching you by this point.
Now you're set. With the cork ditched, keep your hand in a closed fist as though you're still holding the cork. Repeat the tapping motion, reveal your fist empty, and score your free drinks!
See if Eric can pull off the trick and score himself a free beer!
HUGE thanks to world-champion magician Michael Ammar for sharing this gem with us. If you'd like to see more of these tricks, check out his DVD "Icebreakers" at AmmarMagic.com. Use promo code "scamschool" for a discount!!
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10 days ago
Try to fool your friends with these SWEET dice tricks: http://t.co/zOM5K5Ahua
24 days ago
3 simple scams to score free drinks using forks & spoons! @shwood shows you how it's done: http://t.co/BCkRS7WDOc
about a month ago
New episode of Scam School out! This time we give you real-life skills to become a memory GENIUS: http://t.co/Bbcn514V7Y
about a month ago
Whoa: today is the 5-year anniversary of the launch of @ScamSchool! It's been 265 episodes and we're still growing... Can't believe it.
about a month ago
This week's Scam School is really, really, really cool: http://t.co/0QbUPWagrD
3 months ago
This mind-reading effect is very likely the single cleverest thing I've ever created, bar none: http://t.co/ghK9p4fRT7