Written by Martin Gardner

1949
Work of Martin Gardner

34 pages (Stapled), published by Montandon Magic
Illustrated with drawings by Martin Gardner.
Language: English

(81 entries)

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Martin Gardner Introduction
Unknown Cube Levitation two sugar cubes stick together
1
Unknown Steady Hands puzzle / bar bet with sugar cubes
1
Unknown Five Cube Pick-Up bar bet with sugar cubes, lifting five cubes with one finger
1
Unknown, Dorny, Chuck Sanders Mysterious Initials initial written on sugar cube, sugar is dissolved in coffee and initial appears on spectator's hand
2
Larry Arcuri Sugar Penetration sugar penetrates wrapper and hand
3
Unknown Hand to Hand sugar cube travels to other hand, lapping
3
Unknown Cubes, Papers, and Coin bar bet, three cubes are stacked on a coin and with piece of paper in between, slips and coins must be removed without touching the sugar
3
Unknown Tender and Private gag, folding a Dollar bill to form other words
4
Unknown Strike Match on Bill igniting match with Dollar bill
4
Unknown Vanishing Creamer creamer vanishes from tube formed with a bill
4
Samuel Berland Berland's Vanishing Bill bill folded to simulate two bills
Variations 5
Unknown Mushroom, Key, and States folding Dollar bill to make picture of a mushroom
6
Dorny Valuable Paper Wad bill is folded to white little packet, curiosity
6
Unknown Indestructible Bill bill soaked in whiskey burns without damage
6
Milbourne Christopher Paper to Bill newspaper ball changes to bill
6
Unknown Balancing Knife and Spoon no trick
7
Walter Price Catching the Salt salt on knife
7
Unknown Cross of Knives special way to hold two knives, bar bet
7
Unknown Rotating Knife knife and fork as spinning wheel on the table, to find selection
8
Abril Lamarque, Bert Easley Diver in the Spoon making figures with the reflection of a spoon
8
Unknown Floating Match burning match, behind fingers
9
Unknown Grasshopper Matches jumping match
10
Unknown Happy Birthday practical joke with matches
11
Unknown Have a Light match balanced on finger and strike match behind ear
11
Unknown Kiddie Kar practical joke with matches
11
Unknown Rocket Matches match zooms across the room, gag
12
Unknown Match Penetration - 1 classic
12
Unknown Match Penetration - 2 with paper matches, visual
13
Unknown, Jerry Lukins Mike and Ike matches in bottle with water sink and come back up again
13
Unknown The Three Bears joke with matches
13
Dr. Boris Zola Doc Zola's Magnet Routine matches penetrate card, with matchbook
13
Unknown The Hobo's Prayer penny changes into dime, with prepared matchbook
15
Fred Peterson Match Head Amputation in spectator's hand
16
Seymour Davis Phantom Napkin knife through handkerchief
Related to 16
Bert Kalmar Spooky Monkey Business gag with handkerchief
17
Unknown Saucy and Lady making impromptu puppet of old lady with handkerchief and cigarette
18
Unknown Stretching the Napkin
18
Unknown Lemon Bug napkin moves eerie over table
Also published here 18
Edwin Tabor Pull Apart Napkins two silks are tied together in center and come apart
Also published here 18
Unknown Rising Cigar Wrapper
19
Unknown Jumping Cigar Band from finger to finger
20
Unknown Indian Gift cigar gag, apparently placing it into pocket of spectator
20
Unknown Cigar Antics classic gags with cigarettes
20
Unknown Sixteen Coin Puzzle
21
Unknown Three Stunts with a Dime bets and gags with coins
21
Johnny Paul Spinning the Half Dollar spinning a coin on its edge without touching it
22
Unknown Sucker Bet gag with coins
22
Unknown Penny Puzzle how many letters on coin, puzzle
22
Unknown Try this on Your Ham Sandwich coin travels into sandwich
22
Unknown I. Q. Test for Waitresses practical joke, filled glass is inverted on table
23
Unknown Brim to Brim two filled glassed placed mouth to mouth, puzzles
23
Unknown Problem of the Six Glasses puzzle with three empty and three filled glasses
Also published here 23
Unknown The Pyramid removing napkins between glasses
24
Unknown Penny Game puzzle with cigarettes, glass, coin and paper, set-up for joke with flash paper
24
Johnny Jones Cross of Pepper pepper on water, making a cross with match
24
Unknown Match, Nickel, and Glass match balanced on edge of coin is moved, under glass
25
Unknown Glass and Check removing check under glass, with coin balancing on rim
25
Unknown Fireproof Fingers holding burning cigarette between two fingers
25
Unknown Ear Inhale gag, inhaling smoke with ear and exhaling it from mouth
25
Unknown Cigarette Pack Gags
26
Unknown Jugglery cigarette jugglery with lips
26
Unknown Smoke Rings hole in cellophane of cigarette packet to form smoke rings
27
Unknown Vanishing Smoke removing smoke from empty whisky bottle
27
Unknown Jumping and Rising Cigarette from cigarette packet
27
Unknown Buck Teeth gag with cigarettes
27
Unknown Handkerchief Escape with fingers
28
Unknown Stirring Stick Movies figure is drawn on stirring stick, to make easy optical animation
28
Unknown Catching the Check catching check / bill between fingers
29
Unknown Swizzle Stick Gags reading sentences through swizzle stick fro different meaning, gag
29
Unknown Knuckle Popping with gimmick, gag
30
Matt Schulien The Fifty Sponge Balls
30
Unknown Up the Scale making different sounds with straw, gag
31
Unknown Financial Spectacles glasses with Dollar signs, gag
31
Unknown Mental Prediction three psychological forces, 37
31
Val Evans Crazy Crackers chinese compass with crackers
Also published here
  • "Optogramma" Lloyd Jones' "The Bat" 1948.
32
"Chic" Schoke Schoke's Wise Cracker gag, bar bet with cracker
33
Stanley Collins Thumb Tip Quickie catching thumb gag
33
Unknown Sailor and the Doughnut gag puzzle
33
Unknown Ring Vanish with handkerchief
34
Unknown Between the Teeth gag with toothpick
34