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How To : Mind read with three questions

This trick is a form of "mentalism". This is done by asking three questions, and writing your answers on three separate pieces of paper. A mentalist first asks you a personal question, but instead of writing the 'answer' to that question, he writes the answer to the final 'eas ...more

How To : Push a Coin Through the Bottom of a Glass

This magic trick requires no equipment or setup and is sure to wow the crowd in any bar. The magician appears to thrust a coin upwards through the bottom of a pint glass, when really they use a French transfer to switch the coin to their other hand and drop it into the top of ...more

How To : Light a Cigarette with an Empty Lighter

Need a smoke, but no one has any matches and your lighter is fresh out of fuel? This how-to video has got a cool trick you can perform to light your cigarette if you ever run out of lighter fluid. Despite the lighter being out of gas, you can still make a fire to light your ci ...more

How To : Chug a Beer

It doesn't take much skill to drink beer fast, but to chug an entire beer in one gulp is an art. Learn how to execute this bar trick by picking up a few simple techniques. Start watching and start chugging. Don't Miss: 5 Surefire Tricks to Getting a Free Drink at the Bar Vide ...more

News : Impress a girl - light her cigarette with your hand

Wait...with only your hand? It's simple. Take a normal Bic-style lighter. Hold down the button to release butane gas into your cupped hand. Then light it. You'll have the flame captured in your hand! Now, go find a cute girl with a cigarette. Magic! Impress a girl by lighti ...more

How To : Stick a beer bottle to a wall without glue or gum

Check out this how-to video and see how you can park a beer bottle in the corner of a room. It looks as if the beer bottle is hanging on the wall. This is a very cool beer bottle trick, just be careful not to damage the paint. There's not gimmick to the trick in this instructi ...more

How To : Get free drinks with a glass and coin bar trick

You're sitting at a pub and are trying to impress a few ladies, but how? With a magic trick, that's how. Pose the question, "Can you pour the liquid into the other glass, but without touching either glass, and without dropping either of the two coins?" You may find that the an ...more

How To : Perform the "little poodle" cigarette magic trick

In this tutorial, learn a funky trick that will impress your friends. This trick requires nothing more than a cigarette and is easy to do anywhere you go. This is perfect for use in bars and restaurants while you are waiting for your drinks to arrive. This magic trick will du ...more

How To : Freeze a beer in two seconds

This is a great con that you can use to impress your friends. Next time you have buddies over for a beer, goof on them with this funny trick. All you need is two bottled beers and a little preparation and you will be able to shock everyone. Learn how to immediately freeze som ...more

How To : Do a moving olive and coaster bar trick

Move an olive from one coaster to the other, without touching either the olive or the coaster, without skewering the olive, or letting it touch the table. To perform this bar trick, you will need a wine glass. Watch this video magic tutorial and learn how to perform a moving o ...more

How To : Read Minds with a Simple Mentalism Effect

Mentalism is a trick used in magic to "read people's minds." In other words, it's a technique used by magician's to simulate the ability to read minds. In this tutorial, learn how to use this method for a simple cup trick. The object of mentalism is to always have three separ ...more

How To : Fool people with the 2 wine cork bar trick

In this trick, bet someone that they can't transfer two corks between their hands and separate them without getting stuck. Unless you know the trick, you won't be able to do this. Check out this tutorial and let Scuba show you exactly how to do this funky illusion and win many ...more

How To : Pull a buck out from under five quarters on a beer

Impress your bar buddies or win a few bets with this neat beer bottle trick. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to pull a dollar bill out from under five quarters on a beer bottle. You'll need a fairly flat and firm dollar bill to do this trick, five quarters, and of cours ...more

How To : Draw a dot inside a circle without lifting the pen

There's no sound and the video quality is a tad dated but you still get the gist. Watch this how-to video and learn how to draw a dot in the middle of a circle without lifting your pen. This oldie but goodie may still stump some of your friends. Show off this magic trick anytime.

How To : Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks ...more

How To : Do basic pen tricks

As promised for nearly the whole school year now, I have finally explained how to do two simple pen tricks. There are many such videos on YouTube and elsewhere, but many (students) have requested me to explain it too, so here it is. Also, as for the title of the vid as it app ...more

How To : Do the "3 knife scaffold trick" and win bar bets

This video will show you how to perform a great bar trick/puzzle/proposition bet called the "Three Knife Scaffold". This trick is super easy, it just takes a bit of know-how. In this tutorial, learn how to place your knives in order to fool your friends and win any bets they m ...more

How To : Con a bartender out of $20 with a magic trick

Learn how to pull an awesome con in the bar with magician Brian Brushwood. Brian Bushwood is an American magician known for his bizarre magic and bar tricks. Watch this instructional video from Scam School to learn this con/magic trick. This magic trick is a sweet con. All you ...more

How To : Make three stars in one with a single rubber band

Most people can probably make one star with a rubber band.. at the most they can twist two. But in this video, you will learn how to make THREE stars all at once using a single elastic band. If you would like to learn how to do this super fun trick, check out the clip. All yo ...more

How To : Perform the pen pentrating real money magic trick

Looking for a cool trick to impress your friends? Check out this tutorial from Stephen Ablett. In it, he will show you how to stick a pen through a dollar bill and take it out again, leaving the bill totally intact! This trick is an optical illusion and once you've mastered i ...more

How To : Escape from a zip tie and open locked doors

If for some strange reason you find your hands bound together by a zip tie, check out this video to learn how to escape from one! Using a little bit of slight of hand, you'll learn how to break free from a tight zip tie, and as an added bonus, how to open up a locked door usin ...more

How To : Completely Empty a Beer Bottle in Just One Second

This how-to video shows to remove beer from a bottle in just one second, win free beers every time with this bar trick. Granted, you probably should just drink the beer instead of spraying it all over the place. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to pour out a beer bottle ...more

How To : Make a cigarette disappear with your hands

This is one of the easier yet shocking magic tricks that can be performed by using a cigarette. With a little slight of hand, you can create the illusion of a cigarette disappearing. This video will show you the trick itself, and then provide you with an explanation on how it ...more

How To : Perform 4 great bar tricks with 1 beer bottle

Here are 4 great tricks you can perform! They all require a beer bottle, so performed together they work to make a great bar routine to keep a table entertained for hours. Check out this video and get ready for free drinks and accolades.

How To : Do the ring and chain trick

In this tutorial, learn how to trick everyone you know. This video will show you exactly how to get a ring to catch on a simple chain with a simple hand movement - no trick chains. People will be completely amazed and not able to challenge you. Have fun!

How To : Detect a pulse with two toothpicks

Check out the Pulse Trick illusion from Brian Brushwood and Scam School. As a conversation starter, Brian shows you how to use two toothpicks to detect a pulse. Effect: You are able to show your pulse using two toothpicks. No matter how hard they try, your friend cannot. Met ...more

How To : Pick up a glass or beer bottle with only a straw

In this video, bet your friends that they can not lift an entire glass using only a plastic straw. They will most likely struggle, push the glass around a bit and try to balance it all, to no avail. Then, you come along and save the day with this trick! The Set Up: Place a la ...more

How To : Perform a self lighting candle trick

In this trick - which is perfect for any restaurant or bar - you will learn how to light a candle without actually ever touching a flame to the wick. Don't think it's possible? Think again! You will learn exactly how to do this illusion and amaze everyone around you. Score som ...more

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