It fooled the heck out of me the first few times I saw it.
Jeff Haas wrote:Lots of tricks can be busted by smart nine-year-olds. Then they grow out of it.
I've done the centre-tear thousands of times and once had a ten year-old describe the principle. It was the Koran tear I was using then. Whether he was extremly bright or had read it somewhere I don't know. In case some wag points out that perhaps I fluffed it, I didn't. The kid spoke of the principle, not the sequence.
Steven Keyl wrote: I've seen Johnny Fox at the MD ren faire at least a dozen times and the balloon swallow looks very convincing, which fits right in with the rest of his act which is equally compelling. He's a great performer.
I can see how balloon swallowing would fit in with a renaissance set, considering how popular it was back then. ;)