Some people consider cups & balls magic trick to be the oldest recorded magic trick. Apparently they are depicted on the walls of Great Pyramids in Egypt. Professional magicians such as Tim Ellis, Johnny Ace Palmer, Suzanne, Brian Ochab and Michael Ammar perform stunning and advanced versions of this classic, never the less beginning magicians can also make simple versions of this trick that result in a mystifying sequence. Here's how it's done - More...
This trick requires some time to learn as there is a set sequences to memorize. The results will surely be satisfying to beginners and their audiences. Inexpensive plastic versions can be purchased for less than 5$ and it shouldn't be a problem for you to obtain them. There are also Pro versions with metal cups that can cost up to hundreds of dollars. The version we provide here features inexpensive aluminum cups that are really cheap t buy. This basic routine consists of 3 stackable cups and 3 small balls.
You simply stack two cups, place a ball on top of the stack and place the third cup over the entire stack.
When you lift the 3-cup stack, the ball is seen to have penetrated through the two cups and is found on the table.
Once again you stack two cups and place over the ball that has already journeyed through the cups. 2nd ball is placed on top of the two-cup stack and the 3rd cup is placed over the entire stack!
When you lift the three-cup stack, 2nd ball is seen to have penetrated through the two cups and is found on the table with the first ball.
For the finale, you place one cup over the two balls on the table, rest another cup on the table a short distance away, put the last ball on top of that cup and place the last cup on top of the ball.
Then you should lift the first cup to show that the third ball has mysteriously joined the other two under the first cup. That's it!
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