So I decided to believe that Sarah is not an accomplice in a cheap production and that we did see a “genuine” magic trick. That of course leaves the magician to lie, as always 😉

Taking into account topology, the properties of a rubber band, and Richard’s theatrics, I figured it out. The book site confirmed my suspicion.

I can think of two methods, but one involves the band being stretchy enough to climb through! For a moment I thought you were going to perform ‘crazy mans handcuffs’ – a lovely and simple illusion.

It took me a couple of minutes thinking about it, you just have to not make any assumptions about what you see. It took me longer than that to find the video solution to check I was right…

Yes, I solved the problem with my first thought, and the video explanation on the Amazon website confirmed it. I have seen both Derren Brown and Peter Clifford do similar illusions. The fun is both in the experience and the guessing!

Putting aside the feasible way, there’s a way to do it with one elastic band, a very very elastic one. Imagine the adequate emoticon here. Well, in fact there are two.

I have one solution. But I wonder if it’s also yours. In the words “If at any point I release your thumb…” is where I found the clue to the mystery. Am I right?

(@GeneralDumbo: That is not a mystery but an amazing singularity beyond human understanding)

I found it by clicking through from the link on the paranormality website

I guessed correctly, then I found a rubber band on MY thumb, I can honestly say that the prof has never let go of my thumb either so how did he do that?

First attempt at working it out required sarah to be an identical twin and richard to have 3 arms… second attempt at working it out and I came up with the right answer. 🙂

How can this be called a trick if we get a blank screen for a couple of seconds? We are only taking his word for it that he didn’t let go of her thumb.

By the way, i think it’s cooler when you don’t have to lie. When i perform my tricks i never lie, and the effect is still awesome. And i could do this one without lying too.

this always do with a hanger-chief but i just see a new way to do it
🙂

Yep, I think I solved it straight away.

Ya got me.

Where, quite, is the illusion? Are we to believe everyone and everything we see?

So I decided to believe that Sarah is not an accomplice in a cheap production and that we did see a “genuine” magic trick. That of course leaves the magician to lie, as always 😉

Taking into account topology, the properties of a rubber band, and Richard’s theatrics, I figured it out. The book site confirmed my suspicion.

Ditto here. Now I’ll go check to make sure. 😉

I can think of two methods, but one involves the band being stretchy enough to climb through! For a moment I thought you were going to perform ‘crazy mans handcuffs’ – a lovely and simple illusion.

I figured it out, but for some reason I doubted I was right

Just watched the explanation, and yep, I was right. 🙂

Make no assumptions…actually I did make one and I was right. This is easy if you ‘think outside the box’

I immediately thought of one easy way for this to be done. I’ll check the site….

Yes, I was right. Whew!

It took me a couple of minutes thinking about it, you just have to not make any assumptions about what you see. It took me longer than that to find the video solution to check I was right…

I have finally solved the trick. After studying the sleight of hand the trick is in reality done by magic.

Huh? I can’t see where the answer is on the website, so I can’t check if I’m right.

Is the mystery where did the gnarled prof get such a cute accomplice from?

I definitely have one way of doing it, but who knows if it’s the way you did it?

Yes, I solved the problem with my first thought, and the video explanation on the Amazon website confirmed it. I have seen both Derren Brown and Peter Clifford do similar illusions. The fun is both in the experience and the guessing!

Yes, I got it. I think this is as easy like funny. 🙂

Putting aside the feasible way, there’s a way to do it with one elastic band, a very very elastic one. Imagine the adequate emoticon here. Well, in fact there are two.

I have one solution. But I wonder if it’s also yours. In the words “If at any point I release your thumb…” is where I found the clue to the mystery. Am I right?

(@GeneralDumbo: That is not a mystery but an amazing singularity beyond human understanding)

@GeneralJumbo makes an excellent point

… that is to say the accomplice is cute, not that the prof is gnarled…

I did figure it out and confirmed it on the Amazon site, but I had to think about it for a bit.

Hint: the rubber band is not extra stretchy.

Sorry, couldn’t take my eyes off Sarah. Something about a rubber band?

I wonder if Sarah also comes with the book

Where is this video explanation on the Amazon website that some of you are talking about

I found it by clicking through from the link on the paranormality website

I guessed correctly, then I found a rubber band on MY thumb, I can honestly say that the prof has never let go of my thumb either so how did he do that?

Ah, I see the Secret Society thing is SOLD OUT! Perhaps because Sarah’s going? 🙂

First attempt at working it out required sarah to be an identical twin and richard to have 3 arms… second attempt at working it out and I came up with the right answer. 🙂

Got an explanation right away.

May have seen this before.

Figured it out. Nice illusion.

Can we expect a “rude” version of this video?

Sarah is rather attractive. That is all.

Easy. No rubber bands were harmed in the making of this illusion.

think I found the answer!

I know how I’d do it.

I know how I would do the trick. Now I’m just wondering if Richard did it the same way.

Do we get the solution?

I hope so too…

I have a solution.

Is this a joke… ?

I don’t think this would have worked if the prof had begun with the conjurer’s classic disclaimer: “There’s nothing…[REMAINDER REDACTED]”

How can this be called a trick if we get a blank screen for a couple of seconds? We are only taking his word for it that he didn’t let go of her thumb.

I have no idea how this trick was performed. But if I have to do similar trick, I would use two similar rubber bands.

Got it. It’s pretty cool. I’ll do it myself.

By the way, i think it’s cooler when you don’t have to lie. When i perform my tricks i never lie, and the effect is still awesome. And i could do this one without lying too.

this always do with a hanger-chief but i just see a new way to do it

🙂

Easy…

Is the rubber band on her wrist a different one that you were holding before in your hand? 😉

I’m angry, I bought the book and still don’t know.

dawn rises on marble head. I got it.

The video is not available! 🙂

Any chance to view it somewhere else?

Thank you!