05 Jul 2013
I thought it would be nice to share with you all an idea I thought up. With enough thought it could have a place in a routine. For want of a better title and boy it needs one, here is my idea.
IT'S NOT ALWAYS DONE WITH MIRROR'S - THE SUNDAY MAIL'S WORK AS WELL.
Do any of you get those free DVD's they keep giving away in the papers? For the price of a newspaper, they're a bargain, particularly when the offer is a double DVD offer where you get one of the fold over cardboard wallet. It's an economic DVD version of the sliding dice box trick! I realised that the disc can slide from one side of the wallet to the other. A window in each half would show the disc there and when it was rolled across, show the cardboard wallet pocket. Slightly squeezing on the wallet will open the pocket properly to allow the disc to roll in easily. Should you squeeze the pocket in the right manner, you can buckle both sides of the pocket away from you and the disc will then roll into your awaiting hand. You can show that the disc has vanished from the pocket within which it lay a moment ago; you can then show that it isn't in the other pocket. Why not close the wallets two pockets together to show through the windows of both pockets that they hold nothing as the disc is now sandwiched in the middle ready to be dropped into a servante, hat or whatever. The wallet can then be offered out for examination. Hopefully the diagrams give you some idea of what I mean. The arrows are to denote the direction the disc rolls.
Try it; if nothing else, you've got a DVD to watch.
If you've come up with an idea where you saw something as innocent and realised there was a trick in it too, why not share it with your fellow members, if enough started to come in, a competition could be held for the best one. Competition - that word will have scared most you off!