Don't try this trick at home...

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erdnasephile
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Don't try this trick at home...

Postby erdnasephile » June 13th, 2018, 2:12 pm

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 697708002/

Not cool at all...Hope the kid recovers.

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Re: Don't try this trick at home...

Postby Ryan Matney » June 13th, 2018, 3:40 pm

Yikes. That's more like a science experiment than a trick. It says he is a special needs child, make me wonder where his guardians were.
Poor kid.
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Re: Don't try this trick at home...

Postby MagicbyAlfred » June 13th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Interesting to see if there is a lawsuit that comes on the heels of this. According to the article, "...the YouTube video that inspired him was labeled as a harmless magic trick..."

I wonder what the next videos featuring "harmless magic tricks" will be? Bullet catch? Russian Roulette? The Chinese Water Torture Cell?

As for me, I'm sticking with my sponge bunnies (although they have viciously turned on me from time to time).

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Re: Don't try this trick at home...

Postby John M. Dale » June 14th, 2018, 12:16 pm

When I was a youngster back in the Dark Ages, this very trick was taught (and I performed it) in the Children's World Book Encyclopedia in a section on Science Magic. There were a few other tricks in that section that probably wouldn't now be considered appropriate for children.

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