338 entries in Propless / Body Magic
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Egg Swallowing
Related to 1890 342
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" third part, on the American Mrs. Abbott ("the little Georgian Magnet") and her experiments
Apr. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4)
56
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" fourth part, on Mrs. Abbott and her experiments
May. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5)
72
Das Niederdrücken eines Billard-Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
"Erste Ausführung", strong man stunt with billiard queue
Related to June 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6)
89
Das Niederdrücken eines Billard-Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
"Zweite Ausführung"
Related to July 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7)
108
Das Umdrehen eines Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strong man stunt with billiard queue
Aug. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8)
122
Das Zurückdrängen eines Billard-Queues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strong man stunt with billiard queue
Aug. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8)
122
Das Aufheben eines von 5 Personen belasteten Billardqueues Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strong man stunt with billiard queue
Sep. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9)
139
Das Erheben einer Person vom Stuhl Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting a person on a chair
Oct. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10)
154
Das Niederdrücken eines Stuhles Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
spectator cannot push chair down that is held up by performer
Oct. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10)
155
Das Halten eines Stuhles Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strongman stunt with chair
Nov. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11)
171
Der Schaukelstuhl Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
strongman stunt with rocking chair
Nov. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11)
171
Das Aufheben eines Herrn Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting a person
Dec. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12)
186
Das Aufheben eines mit mehreren Personen belasteten Stuhles Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting a chair with several persons on it
Jan. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1)
11
Der nicht zu hebende Knabe Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
boy that cannot be picked up
Feb. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2)
26
Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
lifting Mrs. Abbott
Related to Mar. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3)
43
Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
continuation of description
Related to Apr. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4)
53
Carl Willmann Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to May 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5)
68
Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to June 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6)
85
Carl Willmann Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to July 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7)
99
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli II. Blutschwitzen oder Stigmatisieren "Klerikale Wunder"
sweating blood & stigmata
Aug. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8)
125
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on the size of the print run (less than 500), holding breath under water, speed calculation
Mar. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 3)
48
Ein Wunder der Fakire apple on hand of spectator, performer cuts it in two halves with a knife or sword without harming the hand
Jan. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5)
72
Carl Willmann Das Salzbannen person cannot stand up from chair, gag, anecdote
June 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6)
95
Ferdinand Hügelin Der mysteriöse Zahnarzt "Ein Scherz", performer rips out a front tooth and puts it back in, black strip of paper and horse tooth, see also p. 176
Apr. 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10)
160
Der Ringer "Ein Scherz", person seems to wrestle with a person while back is turned to audience, pantomime type
June 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6)
94
Die Kunst, eine auf dem Stuhl sitzende Person mit den Fingerspitzen zu heben lifting a person with the fingertips
Nov. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11)
175
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on regurgitation
Nov. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11)
176
Von Auge zu Auge No. 9, grain pushed in one eye, comes out of other
1900 130
Die Kunst, eine auf einem Stuhle sitzende Person mit den Fingerspitzen zu heben lifting a sitting person with fingertips
Jan. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1)
14
Der Bauchtanz face drawn on stomach, "dance"
Feb. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 2)
30
Carl Willmann Der blessierte Zauberkünstler apparently a third finger is missing
Feb. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2)
31
Pulse Stopping
1928 81
Concussion of the Brain head apparently banged on door, knuckles apparently hit violently on table
1937 97
Eddie Joseph Man of Attraction The Human Magnet, sticky substance, prelude with some "body magic" stunts
Oct. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 64)
447
Dr. Van Deusen, Bruce Elliott Finger Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly, see also page 476 for idea by Vosburgh Lyons
Also published here Nov. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 65)
451
Lulu Hurst The Secret of the Georgia Wonder general information and:
  • The Balance Test
  • The Downward Thrust
  • The Heavy Weight Lifting Test
  • The Chair that Won'd be Forced
  • The Umbrella Test
  • The Uncontrollable Cane or Cue
  • The Unruly Chair
1940
The Jinx (Issue 93)
575
Ralph W. Read Animal Magnetism Demonstrations with Common Objects, see following entries for details
1940
The Jinx (Issue 118)
693
Bruce Elliott New Finger! Finger! performer divines amount of fingers two person hold up, with his back turned
Also published here Jan. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 1)
2
Der Puls steht still... stopping the pulse
May 1942
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 5)
4
Buatier de Kolta, Carl Brema With Whiskers De Kolta's beard pochette / topit
Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 27)
114
Tom Sellers The Disjointed Finger finger apparently disjointed with a cracking sound, spectator feels disjoint
1943 4
Tom Sellers Tape Through the Wrist
1943 7
Walter B. Gibson Tom Dick & How Many? three people each raising a different amount of fingers
Inspired by Dec. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 74)
302
Jean Hugard Foiling the Iron Grip escaping a strong man's grip
Aug. 1944 64
Bruce Elliott Finger, Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly
Also published here 1944 120
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix
1945
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945)
6
Bruce Elliott Finger Finger
Related to 1945 202
Tom Fitzgerald Hand(y) Magic
  • removing thumb and forefinger
  • the pendulum (arm swing)
  • arm control
  • stretching arm and palms up
  • hitting hand on the edge of a table, gag
1945 234
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster
Sep. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 91)
371
George Starke Elastic Fingers little finger seems to grow
July 1945 133
Martin Gardner Flexible Hands
Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
535
Martin Gardner Finger Stunts removing the thumb, with ideas by Paul Stadelman, Emil Jarrow and Bill Simon
Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
545
Martin Gardner Floating Weanie floating sausage illusion, optical illusion with fingers
May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
545
Martin Gardner Dead Finger odd sensation, holding hand with spectator and touching finger
May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
545
Martin Gardner, Morris Fox, Bob Nelson Two Pinkie Tricks shrinking and removing fourth finger
  • Trick Number One
  • Trick Number Two
Related to July 1949 565
Knuckle Popping with gimmick, gag
1949 30
Stanley Collins Thumb Tip Quickie catching thumb gag
Also published here
  • A Conjuring Melange (Stanley Collins)
1949 33
Bill Frazee Stretching a Finger optical illusion
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
40
Clayton Rawson Finger Routine finger stretching and removing
Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
643
Ormond McGill Visible Astral Radiation radiating lines appear between fingertips of the hands, optical illusion
1951 13
Ormond McGill The Human Aura making aura visible, with a lamp and black paper, optical illusion
1951 14
Ormond McGill Distant Magnetic Force spectator has a sensation of coldness on his hand when performer points on his palm
1951 15
Ormond McGill Animal Magnetic Presentation spectator feels presence and energy of performer
1951 18
Ormond McGill Blood and Pulse Control stopping and starting pulse at will
1951 25
Ormond McGill Black Death pulse in both arms and heart beat stops
1951 27
Ormond McGill The Brain Illusion spectator looks through the flame of a candle and apparently sees his own brain, optical illusion
1951 5
Nelmar Eyes in the Dark eyes glow in the dark
Related to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
1951 6
Francis J. Rigney The Art Appraiser wearing a coat and a hat, performer seen from the back is apparently shrinking and growing
Jan. 1951 737
Arm (1)
  • Martin Gardner's Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
stretching arm illusion
Mar. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 10)
763
Arm (2)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
gag twisting arm
Mar. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 10)
765
Arm (3)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
arm pendulum gag
Mar. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 10)
765
Arm (4)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
arm and hats stunt, with partner
Mar. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 10)
765
Arm (5)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
arm on pressed on side of doorway, sensation
Mar. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 10)
765
Arm (6)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
stopping pulse
Mar. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 10)
765
Arm (8)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
standing outside door and close to edge, apparently jerked away, gag
Mar. 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 10)
765
Broom (10)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
Lulu Hurst Balance Test
July 1951 819
Broom (11)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
Lulu Hurst's downward push test
July 1951 819
H. R. Benfer Electroizm spectator feels special sensation on hand, electric shock
1957
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957)
25
Dr. Spencer Thornton Pulse Control slow down, speed up and eventually stop the pulse, method without gimmick
1958 2
Matt Schulien Bending the Arm bending a spectator's wrist in a seemingly impossible way
1959 63
Bill Elliott Hyp Hip spectator cannot move his foot
Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
8
Magische Tips tips on
  • Yoghurt-Becher (on using yoghurt cups instead of glasses(
  • Glasperlenspiel (pearls in glass chaos & order)
  • removing thumb, with thimble
1961
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 4)
93
Ernest Heldman A Hand-Y Bit three body stunts / gags
  • finger are same size
  • arm grows
  • arm shrinks
May 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 369)
303
Dr. William Weyeneth Tellerwackler als Herzwackler gag, pulse stops but heart beat is strong, using plate lifter gimmick
1962
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 4)
206
Everett Lyda Impromptu Eye Surgery apparently removing eyeball and replacing it again
1964
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
5
Wizard Beal A Telling Beat method to make a visual and tactile heart beat, spectator feels heart beat of performer and gets card
1967 170
Stuart P. Cramer The Parlor Yogi stopping pulse and blood flow
1969 1
Wilbur T. Kattner The Arrow of Time performer slows down time in defined area, in there things falls slower, a pendulum swings slower, tuning fork changes pitch, pulse goes slower, then everything stops, then reverses, without methods posed as "exercise"
June 1970 341
Jack Kent Tillar "Blister" blister appears on finger
Variations 1972 379
Bruce Elliott Fingerspiele translated by Paul Maurer
performer divines amount of fingers two person hold up, with his back turned
Also published here 1973
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 6)
102
Joe Karson No Feet - Some Feat legs disappear
1974 69
Karl Fulves Babel Dai Vernon, Skinner on Tonight Show, Houdini, George Daily, Doug Henning's "The Magic Show", lengthening fingers in candle by Ali Kasim Dheen (anecdote from Sphinx)
May 1974 732
Odd Optic the floating finger illusion, gag, produce a sausage
Sep. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1)
157
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Up, Up, and Away... lifting someone up who is sitting on a chair, four people with two fingers
1976
Magick (Issue 152)
758
Fredric Broder Mind over Matter Hurst / Goergia wonder presentation, arm can be pushed down of spectator
1976
Magick (Issue 163)
812
Karrell Fox Quite a Mouthful fake tongue unrolls from mouth with mini card stuck on it
1976 72
The Stretching Thumb Trick
1976 212
Al Mann Imponderable Energy abnormal lift, person is lifted by four spectators on their index fingers
Related to
  • Professor Nika in Teral Garrett's "Psycho-Gizmo Vol. 4"
1977 14
Gene Nielsen May the Force Be with You spectator cannot bend performer's arm
1977
Magick (Issue 188)
938
Jim Ryan Cathy's Screwy Finger Bit first fingers slowly draw together
Also published here 1977 8
Sandy Spillman Digital Divination spectator thinks of one finger, performer divines which one
1978
Magick (Issue 211)
1052
Ray Grismer Finger rope penetrates second finger of performer
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1976
Oct. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
99
Stephen Mathews Gemini Rope rope around spectator's fourth finger, it's pulled and penetrates finger
  • The Basic Method
  • Stephen Mathews Notes
  • Notes By Karl Fulves
Related to 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 17)
1225
John Greget Pinpoint pulse is stopped and pushpin jammed into palm of hand
1979
Magick (Issue 223)
1112
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Mind Expander growing head illusion, hypno-disk on device to rotate it
1979
Magick (Issue 240)
1198
Spirit Finger Control fingers attracted and they move towards each other
1979 36
How to Make Your Ears Wiggle string on back
1979 37
The Floating Hot Dog optical illusion, between outstretched fingers
1979 38
The Deceptive Hairpin one or two ends of wire pin put on spectator's arm, he doesn't know if one or two pins without looking, physics
1979 39
Stephen Minch The Stigmata of Cthulhu stigmata marks appear on skin of spectators
VariationsAlso published here 1979 2
Bruce Elliott, L. Vosburgh Lyons Finger, Finger No. 60, number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly
Also published here 1979 101
Stanley Collins Eine verrückte Story gag in which the thumb is removed an pocketed
Also published here
  • A Conjuring Melange (Stanley Collins)
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
68
Paul Harris Biological Vanish small rubber ball transforms into finger tip
Variations 1980 69
Uriah Fuller 7. Four-finger Lift heavy person lifted by four persons with just the first finger each
1980 60
, George Starke Dexterous Digits No. 74, little finger is apparently stretched
1981 91
Meir Yedid, Tony Lopilato, Joe Safuto The Vanishing Pinkie front and back display of hand
Related to 1981 13
Meir Yedid The Telescopic Pinkie
Related to 1981 25
Meir Yedid Far Flung vanish of first, second and third finger
Related toVariations 1981 29
Meir Yedid, John Bentz Hitchhiker's Thumb thumb traveling
1981 35
Meir Yedid The Amputation finger cut off with knife falls on floor, spare fake finger is attached to replace it
1981 39
Stephen Tucker Pharoah Finger Tip chopped finger in box gag
1981
Babel (Issue 2)
29
Thomas Alan Waters SOREcery blister appears on thought of finger
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
245
Meir Yedid The Zig-Zag Thumb finger magic, thumb is moved
Also published here 1982 61
Stephen Tucker This Months Problems posed as problems:
  • removing ink from banknote
  • trick with spectator's finger
  • ESP card prediction
Sep. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17)
326
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid The Travelling Thumb thumb penetrates table, with ring as proof
1982 124
John Bentz Thumb Switch ring is switched on other thumb
1982 125
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid Thumb Through the Table glass through table, then thumb through table, seen in reversed glass on table
1982 128
Meir Yedid Disengaged Digit vanish of first finger
  • Finger Back Palm
1982 27
Diabolical Eyes No. 21, light shoots from eyes of medium in dark seance room
1983 7
Blood Writing No. 34, blood message appears on arm
1983 10
Real Blood Writing No. 35, blood writing appears on arm
1983 10
Stigmata! No. 36, hands placed on cardboards, blood imprint appears
1983 10
Very Strong Ladies No. 77, several strongman stunts
1983 21
If a Young Lady Extends Her Arms and Places Her Hands Flat against the Wall, Half a Dozen Persons Cannot Push Her against the Wall! No. 78
1983 21
Meir Yedid Thermo Crystal Vanish presentation of finger vanish with thermo paper that changes color with heat
1983 11
Meir Yedid The Zig-Zag Thumb finger magic, thumb is moved
Also published here 1983 12
Meir Yedid Ten And A Half (1 on 1) finger routine for one spectator, spectator counts nine fingers, half dollar produced
1983 15
Meir Yedid Finger Funny screaming when card door is slammed and showing finger missing, practical joke
1983 15
Meir Yedid Pet Shop Caper apparently bird bit off a finger in pet shop, practical joke
1983 16
Michael Ammar, Adam Fleischer, Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez Cut & Restored Hair
1983 25
Steve Beam Leftovers two jokes by Michael Beam, one with a tooth and one with baseball mitts, on R.C. Buff, Henry Pettit, Harold Taylor, not using the restroom before the show, Jim Culver
1984 68
Stephen Tucker A Tip finger vanish
Feb. 1984
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34)
655
Jerry Andrus Standing-Kneeling Deception Gag
1985 152
To make your nose creak
1985 21
Richard Mark Diversion extended arm of spectator can be pushed down at will of performer
Related to Nov. 1985
Magick (Issue 360)
1798
Al Baker The Lesson No. 51, spectator takes one of two things from high shelf, performer knows which one, color goes out of arm that is hold high
1985 90
Meir Yedid Elongated Thumb stretching thumb with teeth
Also published here 1985 9
Pat Hazell, Meir Yedid Finger Thru Head finger is apparently pushed through ear into mouth
1985 12
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Finger Routine stretching first finger
1985 13
Pete Biro Knuckle Snap cracking knuckles of the fingers, illusion
1985 15
Meir Yedid Forced Finger classic forcing a finger
1985 17
Meir Yedid Telephone Finger Trick over phone, spectator choses a finger which is divined
1985 19
Joe Safuto Joe Safuto's Two Headed Thumb joke with the thumbs
1985 21
Meir Yedid Gloved Fingers finger sticks to glove, and is attached again to hand
1985 26
Meir Yedid Godzilla 2001 little finger vanish, apparently Godzilla puppet eats it
Related to 1985 27
Meir Yedid Vanishing Thumb
1985 29
Meir Yedid Acid Test finger is used to stir up acid and falls off the hand, bone remains in liquid
1985 30
Meir Yedid Jack and Jill double finger vanish, ring and littler finger
Related to 1985 31
Meir Yedid Triple Finger Vanish angly, second, third and fourth finger vanish
Related to 1985 33
Meir Yedid Cautious Clapping finger falls from hand, because of clapping to hard, joke
1985 34
Die fliegende Zigarren-Bauchbinde paper strip jumps from first to second finger and back as hand is hit on other arm, optical illusion
May 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 2)
90
Beine three impromptu magic items and gags with legs
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
117
Hände twenty-one impromptu magic items and gags with hands
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
125
Steve Beam Bearded beard / toupee joke
1987 336
Steve Beam Hair Rising hair is stretched and cut from head
1987 338
Jim Hyams Up and Up gag, toupee rises on head
1987 340
Rhett Bryson, John Riggs Zombie gag, bald head zombie
1987 340
Steve Beam Comfort joke, jacket is removed and along with it goes performer's hair (toupee)
1987 342
Jim Hyams Splitting Hair gag, performer's toupee is split in two and given to spectator
1987 342
Jim Hyams The Traveling Toupee toupee vanishes from head and appears in clear plastic box, Crystal Casket
1987 344
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Fallout gag, toupee jumps from one hand to the other
1987 346
Steve Beam Shampoo gag, more ideas with a toupee and a reel
1987 346
Martin Gardner Fingers-Nose Do-As-I-Do
Mar. 1988
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2)
13
Shinkoh Nagisas Twisting Arm Illusion hand on table is turned 360°
VariationsAlso published here 1989 2
Shinkoh Nagisas The Real Work misdirection for the Twisting Arm Illusion
1989 3
Shinkoh Nagisas Presentation Do As I Do presentation for Twisting Arm Illusion
1989 5
Gary Kurtz, Joe Monti, Meir Yedid, Shinkoh Nagisas, Mark Mitton, David Oliver, Gaëtan Bloom Extra for Experts tips and ideas for the Twisting Arm Illusion by various people
1989 5
Karl Fulves Magnetic Fingers spectator cannot lift finger off chosen card
1989 38
Shinkoh Nagisas Twisting Arm Illusion
  • Grundstellung
  • Der Harte Kern
  • Präsentation
  • Zusatz für Experten
Also published here 1989 1
Ben Harris, Geoff Pearce Knuckle Buster borrowed finger ring stuck on performer's finger, finger is broken at its knuckle to release ring
1990 50
Michael Weber Son of Thinkerprint thumb print of spectator has selected ESP symbol or other design in it
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 6
James Gallivan, Jack Kent Tillar Heat Spots Tiller's Blister routine done with charcoal instead of a cigarette, blister on chosen finger
Inspired by Sep. 1991
Magick (Issue 461)
2305
Meir Yedid, Looy Simonoff Verlängerter Daumen long thumb, biting on thumb and stretching it
Also published here 1991 33
Meir Yedid Zig-Zag-Daumen finger magic, thumb is moved
Also published here 1991 36
Manuel Muerte, Guillaume le Grand Magic Fingers finger falls off hand, gag divination of thought-of number
1991 80
Michael Weber Son of Thinkerprint thumb print of spectator has selected ESP symbol or other design in it
Also published here 1991 5
David Harkey Forget-Me-Not finger through string, Goldfinger principle
1991 247
David Harkey Rote writing appears on chosen finger, e.g. a prediction, Goldfinger principle
1991 249
David Harkey Pincer finger torn off to release ring and put back on, Goldfinger principle
Inspired by 1991 250
Mark Leveridge The Business of Bits
  • 1. Thumbs Up (gag, where is the thumb)
  • 2. The Shrinking Cigarette (optical illusion)
  • 3. Give Him a Hand (gag, to get applause at a table)
Sep./Oct. 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 2 No. 7)
65
Gary Lee Williams The Escapist escaping from thumb cuffs, apparently with the power of the mind, with pulse stopping
Also published here July 1992
Magick (Issue 475)
2375
Peter Kane Finga-Flinga card wrapped around second finger, card removed with finger which is then missing, finger put back
1992 10
Giovanni Livera Digit Deception ring finger is torn off and restored, finger ring drops off
Also published here 1992 16
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Stigmata chosen card or symbol appears on arm, in "blood writing"
Sep. 1993
Magick (Issue 494)
2470
Gary Lee Williams The Escapist escaping from thumb cuffs, apparently with the power of the mind, with pulse stopping
Also published here Nov. 1993
Magick (Issue 496)
2481
Meir Yedid Elongated Thumb stretching thumb with teeth
Also published here 1993 3
Meir Yedid Zig-Zag Thumb finger magic, thumb is moved
Also published here 1993 11
Martin Gardner Force Field animating things on table, apparently no finger moves
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 2)
14
Joseph K. Schmidt Long Arm Stuff presentation for long arm gag
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 3)
26
Karl Fulves The Strength Test spectator cannot separate magician's hands when he puts on gloves, two tests
1993 5
Karl Fulves Memory Plays Tricks item put in one pocket of magician, magician stands behind spectator but apparently cannot do anything because he is clapping constantly, item then in another pocket
1993 12
Bob Farmer Not So Easy Money bet that spectator cannot pick up a dollar bill from the floor
Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
58
Marc Popelsky Body Language as Marc Sky, body magic stunt, four people around fifth person, person in middle falls in desired direction
May 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 11)
11
Paul Gertner Ring Thing slide-thumb-off gag with ring on thumb
1994 129
Meir Yedid Balding Finger spectator's middle joint of first finger is made hairless, "It is all presentation - there is no method."
1994 23
Sandy Spillman Something on My Mind: Body Magic various body magic effects
  • Business is Picking Up (1)
  • Glued to the Spot (2)
  • Going Up (3)
  • The Female Samson (4)
  • The Perplexing Pull (5)
  • The Hand on the Head (6)
  • The Mysterious Lift (7)
  • The Chair Lift (8)
Sep. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 3)
9
Zelek Shadline So That's How It's Done performer shows little trapdoor in hand, when opened one can apparently see through the hand
Mar. 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1)
7
Joe Rindfleisch The Illusion Card zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger and thumb, four phases, eventually card is restored
1995 143
Joe Rindfleisch The One-Handed Zigzag zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger
1995 148
David Acer Hyperventilate air in lungs transposes with air in balloon, proven with smoke that is suddenly in balloon
Inspired byAlso published here 1995 143
Karl Fulves Time Out No. 16, performer says stop after any given interval of multiple of ten seconds, using pulse as secret guide
1995 21
Chair Lift No. 40, boy cannot lift chair near wall with book on it, but girl can
1995 57
Raise Your Foot No. 41, stunt in which spectator cannot lift foot near wall but performer can
1995 58
Strongman Stuff No. 52, coin pressed on head with hand, spectator cannot lift hand
1995 74
Felix Farrell Finger-Aerobic finger magic, bending first finger into impossible positions
Related to 1995 17
Paul Harris Air "An Untested Idea for the Stage Worker", air in lungs transposes with helium in balloon
VariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, Sept. 1985
1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul)
231
Tom Stone Impromptu Interlude hand through body of spectator
1996 36
Chris "Doc" Dixon Crack Up joke, dandruffs fall from head
1996 1189
Chris "Doc" Dixon Hard Headed knife tapped in hair resulting in a hard metallic sound, too much hairspray joke
1996 1190
Chris "Doc" Dixon The Dry Look joke, apparently urinating white powder because performer is dehydrated
Also published here 1996 1192
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Fingerling thumb of child pulled off and re-attached
Inspired by 1997 9
David Tolley Give 'em the Finger removing thumb gag, bone can be seen
1997 88
Richard Bartram, Jr. Finger 2 removing thumb gag, skin is stretched and visibly tears
1997 89
Richard Bartram, Jr. Zits Incredible gag, apparently squeezing pimple
1997 95
Simon Lovell Tongue of War fake tongue flies into audience from mouth
1997 221
Jim Ryan Cathy's Screwy Finger Bit first fingers slowly draw together
Also published here Sep./Oct. 1997
The Magic Menu (Vol. 8 No. 43)
501
Joshua Jay Fingertip Fingerip Magician removes end of pinky finger, and restores it
Also published here 1998 45
Andrew Mayne Twister for One with Twister game presentation
Inspired by 1998 78
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up thumb cut off with scissors during rope effect
1998 ca. 6
Lee Asher The Magic Finger Box of Death finger is bent in folded card
1999 6
Verschwindender Spazierstock fake fingers in vanishing cane, gag
1999
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2)
67
Anton van Helden Pinky Break performer bends his little finger 90 degrees
1999
Labyrinth (Issue 9)
32
Martin Gardner Short Armed spectator stand in front of wall with out-stretched arms, fingertips touch the wall, a bit later the arms seem shorter
1999
Discoverie (Issue 1)
2
Joshua Jay Fingertip Fingertip Magician removes end of pinky finger, and restores it
Also published here 1999 138
Giovanni Livera Presto Digitation ring finger is torn off and restored, finger ring drops off
Also published here Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
74
Karl Fulves Pulse Stopping with small skull that is produced afterwards
2000 159
The Amazing Johnathan AJ Picks Up A Napkin hand reaches under table to other side, too far away to be reachable, stooge
Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
41
Angelo Carbone Zig-Zag Finger center of a finger vanishes, partial finger shell
Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
56
Rudolf Braunmüller Bitte erklären Sie mir einen Trick sausage between fingertips
2000
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 2)
53
Andrew Mayne Nail in Head Human Blockhead
2000 19
Nathan Kranzo Bande Du Soleil tan line of wrist watched is moved to different position on arm
  • Afterthoughts
  • Credits
  • Notes
  • More Ideas from the Tan Man
Also published here 2001 2
Hiroyuki Sakai Break a Leg foot stretched up to beside head, seen from the back
July 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 7)
56
David Berglas Vitonette by the aid of a spinning wheel dye colors are selected and the performer changes the hair of the assistant to the chosen colors, with sucker explanation using twins and wigs
2002 236
David Berglas Your Finger on the Pulse pulse stop with two spectators, stage presentation
2002 368
David Berglas Put Your Best Foot Forward spectator feels touching of one foot but not of other
2002 373
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones The third eye three unknown cards in a face-down row, spectator choses one, his eyes are closed and performer touches both eyes with his (supposedly) two hands, card divined anyway
2002 68
Luke Jermay For Andruzzi Magician stops their own pulse, then stops the pulse of a spectator
Also published here 2002 14
Docc Hilford Impromptu Pulse Stop No need for any props (balls etc.). Can cause pulse to stop or quicken
2002 21
Tony Andruzzi Impromptu Heart Stop Magicians apparently makes their heartbeat disappear
2002 23
Luke Jermay A Twisted Palm Spectator stares at their palm, sees the lines start to warp and move on their own
Related to 2002 50
Charlie Frye Eccentricks lifting ring finger from table with third finger curled in
Jan. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 5)
96
Mac King, Mark Levy The Headless Wonder sitting at a table without head
Also published here
  • Tricks With Your Head
Mar. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 7)
70
Mac King, Mark Levy Parkay Pimple Popper dirty yellow liquid appears when squeezing a pimple
Also published here
  • Tricks With Your Head
Mar. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 7)
71
Luke Jermay A Strange Garden spectator looks at leaf and patter of it seems to move, then circle inside triangle force
2003 141
Andrew Mayne Shrinkman performer shrinks while walking away
  • The Stair Case Variation
2003 6
Andrew Mayne Vanishing Head head vanishes while walking up stairs
2003 11
Andrew Mayne Suspender suspending on pole on the streets
2003 13
Andrew Mayne Wrist Rotation classic arm puzzle, interlocked hands turn
2003 15
Andrew Mayne Knuckle Buster making noice of breaking finger
2003 21
Andrew Mayne Missing Digit missing finger illusion
2003 23
Andrew Mayne Rubber Fingers rubber fingers illusion
2003 24
Andrew Mayne Finger Stretch (1) stretching finger illusion
2003 25
Andrew Mayne Finger Stretch (2) stretching finger illusion
2003 26
Andrew Mayne Shrinking Pinky
2003 27
Andrew Mayne Thumb Stretch
2003 28
Andrew Mayne Insta-mug standing next to a wall, suddenly hand appears as if being mugged, gag
2003 29
Andrew Mayne Footloose leg penetrates other leg, behind towel
2003 30
Andrew Mayne The Incredible Elevator Shrinking Machine gag, apparently shrinking in elevator
2003 34
Larry Becker Ouch! method to get blister, blister on chosen finger
2003
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 14)
415
Lee Earle Go For The Juglar pulse measured at neck stops, false pulse
2003
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 17)
426
Nathan Kranzo Finger Fix index finger bent backwards
Related toAlso published here Jan. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 5)
78
Luke Jermay Blowing Bubbles spectator gets the sensation of a thought leaving his mind, addition to an older version
Related to 2004 27
David Acer Breakneck Neck cracking gag with candy in mouth
2004 239
Karl Fulves Sobriety Test challenge in which one spins on a chair and has to move hands and foot in a certain way
2004 341
Another Martial Arts Feat Spectator unable to separate your clenched fists from each other (pseudo strength demo)
2005 147
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Palmistry hand spelling stunt, left or right divined
Also published here 2006 3
Dominic Twose The Rotating Hand rotating the hand 360 degrees
2006 113
Hector Chadwick Head Magnet Large man unable to lift arm off of head of petite lady
2008 175
Ken De Courcy A Real Pocket Trick comedy presentation for number force for five
Inspired by
  • a number force in Annemann's "202 Method of Forcing"
2008
Prolix (Issue 5)
316
Karl Fulves Finger Pointing on the phantom finger stunt in which a flesh ball appears between two forefingers held in front of the eyes, also making it real with rubber finger or cocktail frank
2008
Xtra Credit (Issue 2)
8
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Also published here 2008 50
Stephen Minch The Stigmata of Cthulhu stigmata marks appear on skin of spectators, with sound effects from hidden sound device, stooge faints
Also published here 2009 17
Duc Nhien Detachable Digit fourth finger apparently bent and broken
Mar. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 3)
18
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Inspired byAlso published here 2010 220
Marty Kane, Steve Beam Finger Flinger alternate handling
Inspired byRelated to 2010 221
Roberto Giobbi Presentation and Handling for Six Guests in Five Rooms mathematical puzzle performed with finger
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 2)
4
Roberto Giobbi Magic of the Hands handling of trick using only the fingers
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue May 7)
138
Roberto Giobbi More and Further Magic of the Hands handling of trick using only the fingers
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue May 8)
139
Roberto Giobbi Ultimate Magic of the Hands handling of trick using only the fingers
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue May 11)
142
Relative Circles arm movement stunt
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Sep 4)
265
Lennart Green Magical Supination an Pronation turning the hand 180% without moving the wrist, puzzle
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 15)
307
Finger Questions puzzles with fingers
2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 12)
336
Jim Steinmeyer Fingertip Mindreading Verbal Magic counting trick with fingers on one hand
Related toVariations 2010 3
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle finger
Inspired byRelated to 2011 13
Patrick Page Six Inches More child grows on stage
2011 319
Patrick Page The Eye Chart child can't read letters on a board
2011 319
David Acer Hyperventilate air in lungs transposes with air in balloon, proven with smoke that is suddenly in balloon
Also published here 2011 65
Turning the Screws magnetic fingers
2011 24
Spooky Arms arms pressed on sides of doorway
2011 26
Ghost in da House! optical illusion, afterimage
2011 30
Floating Hot Dog the floating finger illusion
2011 34
Zombie Finger finger in matchbox, gag
2011 34
Hoo-Doo Guru stopping the pulse
2011 36
William Duncan The Giving Finger three coin production, using finger stunts while holding out coins
Aug. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 8)
38
Angelo Carbone Zig-Zag Finger
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
174
Steve Beam Fingered Audience selects finger through counting procedure. Comedy revelation.
Inspired by 2015 186
Michael Weber, Tim Trono Single Digit Prediction Verbal Magic counting trick with fingers on one hand
(Real Secrets Bonus sheet)
Inspired by Jan. 2015
Real Secrets (Vol. 3 No. 34)
3
Jim Steinmeyer Fingertip Mentalism Verbal Magic counting trick with fingers on one hand
Related to 2015 5
Jim Steinmeyer An Audience on Mars spectators chose between an ear or the nose according to instructions, nose is forced
Also published here 2015 18
Roberto Giobbi Body Magic Act
2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 17)
330
Roberto Giobbi Yet Another Extraordinary Ability simultaneous speaking skill
2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 18)
331
G Thumbprint (画押) Spectator chooses a word from a book, the word appears as writing on spectator's body
2016 11
G Calling Prediction (神谕者) Magician can divine cards held by spectator, last card appears as a bruise on magician's body
2016 77
Technique for Making someone's Head Appear very long
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
May 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5)
92
Jim Steinmeyer An Audience on Mars No. 7, spectators chose between an ear or the nose according to instructions, nose is forced
Also published here 2017 15
Alexander de Cova Pulstrick stopping one's pulse
2017 86
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Palmistry hand spelling stunt, left or right divined
Also published here 2017 4
Alexander de Cova Ring Quickie three-phase finger ring manipulation routine, missing finger part, then ring vanishes and appears back on finger with repeat
2018 205
Wayne Houchin Control Pulse of magician is felt to slow down, stop, and then return to normal, no props needed, nothing under armpit
2019 13
Tom Gagnon Re-Entry marked coin into lighter, then back out into glass, blister on finger heals
Inspired byVariations 2019 414
Ben Hart The Human Lottery Machine four-digit number chosen, four balls with those digits are regurgitated by performer
2020 232
Ben Hart The Boy Who Cried Diamonds diamond stones produced from eyes
2020 258
Jeff Prace Happy New Ear
  • Left-Handed
ears of spectators switch place, right/left AirPods used to prove it
Feb. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2)
68
Jeff Prace Happy New Ear
  • Left-Handed
ears of spectators switch place, right/left AirPods used to prove it
Feb. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2)
68
Nathan Kranzo Bande De Soleil! Moving watch tan line from wrist to bicep
Also published here 2021 91
Gregory Wilson Baking Time Watch tan line predicts random time stopped on watch by spectator
Also published here 2021 98
Louie Foxx, Chris Beason Indentation hole of key ring pressed onto finger to leave indentation, shape of indentation changes and key itself as well
Dec. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 12)
62
Chris Mayhew Thumbnail using classic thumb-removal gag to change color of thumb nail
Oct. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 10)
476
Nick Diffatte Party Blower party blow-out stuck in ear unrolls, apparently blowing through ear
Inspired by 2022 61
Nathan Kranzo Finger Fix index finger bent backwards
Also published here 2022 160
Andi Gladwin Scream thumbtack pushed into arm
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2004
2022 358
David Parr From the Heart not being able to lift ring fingers when third fingers are curled in
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Oct. 2005
2022 439
Luke Jermay For Andruzzi Magician stops their own pulse, then stops the pulse of a spectator
Also published here 2022 600
Chris "Doc" Dixon Pull My Finger spectator rips of performer's finger
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Apr. 2008
  • The Magic of Cox Dixon, lecture notes, 1999
2022 726
Steve Skomp I Hate It When That Happens catching one's own finger
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2008
2022 814
Brett Bishop My Precious finger becomes invisible and vanishes and pushed through finger ring
Related toAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Jan. 2009
2022 819
Richard Mark Crystal Clear coin is hidden in hand, performer matches decision of spectator, then performer can push down hand of spectator easily or net, depending on crystal, multiple phases, with liar/truth teller ending
Related to 35 4