Published : 24/02/2012 09:00:42
Categories : Party Tricks
A few days ago I described a really cool, completely impromptu and very puzzling magic trick which you can do easily next time you're eating out. If you missed it, then you can read all about it here: http://www.parteaz.co.uk/blog/a-saucy-magic-trick-for-next-time-youre-eating-out.
As promised I am now going to put you out of your misery and reveal the cunning secret to this fiendishly puzzling trick. If you haven't yet read the description in the first post, I really do recommend you follow the link above and read exactly how the effect looks from your audience's point of view - it will make the revelation make a lot more sense! Go on, do it now. I'll still be here when you get back. Got it? Right - sounds good doesn't it? So how do you achieve this apparent feat of magnetism? Well, I'm afraid it has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with magnetism, and not really very much to do with molecules either. Your thumb however does have something to do with it. Pop the sauce sachet into the bottle, and make sure that the bottle you are using is almost completely full. Screw the cap on tightly, and you'll notice that the sachet floats right at the top of the bottle. If it doesn't float then you might want to open it and find out what the heck is inside it.
Now, as you stare fixedly at your floating sachet wondering just how long it will be before you get kicked out, very gently squeeze the sides of the bottle. And what do you know, the sachet sinks to the bottom!
Release the pressure on the bottle, and the sachet rises back up to the top. Just a quick bit of practice will easily see you able to control the rise and fall of the sachet so precisely that you'll even be able to make it hover halfway up the bottle. Or even halfway down.
The real secret to this is to make sure that you squeeze the bottle very gently, and without arousing any suspicion. The best way is to have your thumb at the back of the bottle, nearest you, and apply most of the pressure with this. Your audience should never be able to spot you squeezing the bottle as you magically make the sachet chase your chip from top to bottom! If you work this trick correctly you may even be able to worry your audience enough that they hand over their molecularly magnetic food to you!
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