This is a lovely explanation for a great newspaper-based illusion……



    1. Freeze at the 2:00 mark. Look at the “X” right under the guy’s wrist. It is way out of place for the paper pattern. Obviously an extra piece.

  1. If that’s a single piece of paper to start with, how do the letters “mi” from Premier manage to appear on *both* rings at around 50 seconds in?

  2. Is this for real? Or a bloody good trick. My mind tells me it must be a trick but I suppose I’ll just have to try it out myself to make my mind up.
    I’ll let you know.

  3. Obviously impossible with a single sheet. Im guessing two identical sheets were used, and in preparation one ring was pre-made and pulled through a slit on the full sheet, and then taped to the not-yet-cut-out ring on both sides. I havent fully worked it out, but I think thats the gist of it.

  4. Yup I think I have it worked out, I think the premade ring is slipped through the full page so that the footballers right underarm/stomach area is (roughly a 4×4 cm bit) is not part of the full sheet in the first shot, but a woven bit of a ring thats mostly underneath the sheet. The brilliant bit here is that the cutting actually cuts the invisible tape that keeps us from seeing the sticking though bit.

    1. When someone goes to the trouble to made a video, advertising that they know the procedure and offering the right explanation to the public. But when the public follow the instructions and it clearly doesn’t work, this is deceipt; unethical.

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  12. Hi! Richard, I left a comment re: Impossible linking rings (paper), ages ago. Can you please correct spelling mistake, or tell me how I can edit my post,
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  13. So far, I have not heard from anyone who has made the impossible linking paper rings work. Some say two sheets are used. The point is, that one sheet is used and the instructions state one. In other words, this s trick is a sham and advertising something that is not. Mariano Tomatis, knows this full well, pulling our legs and teasing us all.

  14. Does Richard Wiseman think he is something special and too elite to reply to us. I a have asked that he or I correct typo mistakes I made. It’s been a year and he still has not contacted me or corrected typo errors. (When all of us are typing fast, we press wrong keys).

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