142 entries in Propless / Memory Stunts
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Démonstration de mémoire avec un livre de 100 pages de chiffres Memory demonstration with a 100-page book of numbers
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 319
Unknown Faire croire que l'on connait le calendrier par coeur Make believe that we know the calendar by heart (human calendar)
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 327
Unknown Das Zahlenerraten fifty cards with long numbers, apparently they are memorized and can be called out at request
Feb. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 25
Unknown Neue Methode, um den Tag eines beliebigen Datums erraten zu können "(Berechnet für das 19. Jahrhundert.)"
July 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7) 104
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler im Salon order of cards read off to medium who then directs the spectator to lay out the cards so that they end up sorted in new deck order, three methods
Related to Jan. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 79
Unknown Magische Gedächtniskunst
Related to July 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 11) 175
Unknown Magische Gedächtniskunst continuation of explanation
Related to Aug. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 180
Carl L. Curiel Cäsars Riesengedächtnis thirty objects on blank cards memorized in order
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 75
Carl L. Curiel Cäsars Riesengedächtnis second part of explanation
Related to Feb. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 91
C. Wichmann Die natürliche Gedächtniskunst memorizing one hundred objects, mnemonic system
Related to Apr. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 8) 120
Ben-Zur Ben-Zur's Riesengedächtnis two or three hundred cards with numbers distributed, spectators write words on them and read them out, performer remembers all, assistant behind stage writes them down and whispers
Aug. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 2) 30
Unknown Wie man für jedes Datum verflossener oder auch zukünftiger Jahre den betreffenden Wochentag finden kann
Sep. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 9) 141
S. v. S. Die Kalender-Uhr clock dial with months, days and years on it
Related to July 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 7) 108
S. v. S. Die Kalender-Uhr second part
Related to Aug. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 8) 122
S. v. S. Die Kalender-Uhr third part
Related to Sep. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 9) 138
Carl Willmann Zur Gedächtniskunst
Related to
  • Willmann's Moderne Wunder, p. 223
Oct. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 10) 156
Unknown Zu erraten, an welchem Wochentage Jemand geboren ist
July 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 7) 111
S. v. S. Ueberraschungen mit Hülfe der Mnemotechnik IV.
Oct. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 157
Carl L. Curiel XXI. Das Gedächtnis im kommenden Jahrhundert thirty objects on blank cards memorized in order, two methods
Also published here 1902 Moderne Magie 194
Paul von Kalnassy Etwas über Gedächtniskunst
Sep. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 9) 148
Unknown The Giant Memory ten to fifteen people roll a die, performer remembers all the numbers
1909 The Art of Magic 343
Oswald Rae Miracles of Memory mental arithmetic, and list of words, interesting solution and presentation for the mental arithmetic
1928 Sub Rosa 91
Oswald Rae Mechanical Method props to help memorizing numbers
1928 Sub Rosa 98
H. Adrian Smith Memorizing a List of Objects
1938 Greater Magic 907
Al Baker Phenomenal Memory
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 231
Unknown Schema zur raschen Errechnung eines Mochentags "Wochentags"
Oct. 1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 10) 1
Alban's Transmission de Pensée carts with various numbers, numbers are divined, key number to begin calculation
Oct. 1941 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 10) 7
Walter B. Gibson Mind Over Money memorizing the serial number of a bill and other ideas about quickly memorizing things on a bill
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Foscola Wie man für jedes Datum verflossene oder auch zukünftiger Jahre den betreffenden Wochentag finden kann. "verflossenre"
July 1942 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 7) 3
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Memory Plus Miracles list of twenty words is memorized by performer, then medium is called, who divines words too, carbon envelope
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 21
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley New Bills for Old ten serial numbers are noted on a blackboard, performer is blindfolded and can call out all the numbers
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 44
Al Baker No-Nomonics linking initals with objects
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 301
Tom Fitzgerald ABECEDARIAN stunt where alphabet is written alternately forwards and backwards
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 190) 759
John Hamilton Nameology giving people seven-figure numbers, being able to name them again years later
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 289) 1155
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist without Cards twenty signed cards are returned later to correct persons, Gibson's Super Memory with business cards, see p. 1177 for corrections
Inspired byAlso published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1168
Martin Gardner Calendar Memorizing Bibliography and suggested reading list for memorizing calendars
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 50
Tony Corinda The Amazing Memory Test
  • The First Stage (the system)
  • The Second Stage (connecting the objects to the learned list)
  • The Application of The Amazing Memory System
  • Calling the Objects Back
Also published here 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 61
Tony Corinda The Knight's Tour
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 67
Tony Corinda Chess Trickery
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda The Foolproof System of Chess playing against several players simultaneously and winning the majority of them
Related to 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda To Play Unlimited Games at Once other system for The Foolproof System of Chess, more people
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 69
Tony Corinda A Day for any Date
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 71
Tony Corinda Summary of the Day for any Date System
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 72
Tony Corinda Performance of the "A Day for any Date" Effect
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 72
Tony Corinda The Photographic Memory list of numbers
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 80
Tony Corinda (11) Memory Systems
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 141
Robert A. Nelson Perpetual Calendar chart, no memory system
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 31
Eddie Joseph Mnemotechnic Marvels general comments
1959 Memory of the Mind 4
Eddie Joseph The Numbered Cards words written on numbered cards
1959 Memory of the Mind 5
Eddie Joseph The Cloak-Room Attendant several objects are borrowed and each person gets a number in return, performer hand objects back to owner
1959 Memory of the Mind 5
Eddie Joseph Seeing through a Bag always three objects are placed in six different colored bags, performer is able to name all objects in each bag
1959 Memory of the Mind 6
Eddie Joseph Objects in the Dark various people select object and playing card, when they name playing card performer can name object
1959 Memory of the Mind 7
Eddie Joseph Locating the Page playing cards are chosen and placed between pages of a book, performer memorizes page of each card
1959 Memory of the Mind 8
Eddie Joseph Double Dealing deck is dealt in two piles, performer remembers both and names order of chosen pile, suit is chosen and all cards from that suit are named in second pile
1959 Memory of the Mind 8
Eddie Joseph Identifying the Personality business cards are borrowed and seven-digit numbers are formed by drawing checkers with numbers, numbers and names are remembered, memory bluff
1959 Memory of the Mind 11
Eddie Joseph Key Code for use with articles and numbers
1959 Memory of the Mind 22
Tom Sellers A Pseudo Memory Feat cities and numbers, on cards, when spectator names city performer knows number
1960 Magic of the Mind 66
Eddie Joseph Living Calendar
  • The System Explained
  • How to Find the Day of the Week for a Given Date from 1900 A. D. to 2000 A. D.
  • To Find the Day of the Week from 1800 to 1899
  • Presentation Tips
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 277
Harry Lorayne The Memory Magic Square combination of magic square and memorizing list of random objects
1971 Reputation-Makers 193
Tom Sellers Want Ad Test apparently contents of newspaper ads memorized (Stanley Jaks presentation), see also p. 565
Related to May 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 520
Paul Siegel Master Mind
1972 Doorway to Delusion 31
Zorka Code in the Head
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 104) 518
Jack Kent Tillar The Pill! super memory presentation, memory pill, letters, numbers and order of playing cards
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 111) 551
Jack Kent Tillar Develop a 'Powerhouse' Memory
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 111) 555
Francis Carlyle More Tips and Bits
  • memory stunt linked to David Roth
  • Laurie Irelnd Charlier Pass Peek
  • Dunninger using prominent people
  • remembering serial number of bill
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 129
Unknown Mnemonic Code letters / numbers, Numerical Dictionary
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 134
Burling Hull Master Memory Feats about six hundred digits in a grid brought by the performer, demonstration of having it memorized
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 23
Paul Rylander Word Gauge list of words made on business cards, memory stunt, graphology and prediction in wallet
Also published here 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 220) 1099
Paul Harris Remembering Names gag tip
1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 22
Unknown Dollar-Bill Poker No. 5, apparently serial number is remembered, missing digit named, addition
Related to 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 6
Karl Fulves Giant Memory chapter intro
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 109
Unknown The Master Memory System No. 85, number association with key words
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 109
Unknown Instant Memory No. 86
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 111
Unknown Double Master No. 87, doubling the number of objects/key words
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 114
Unknown Serial Secret No. 88, how to really memorize the serial number of a bill quickly
Related to 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 115
Unknown Mind Erasing No. 89, list of objects memorized, spectator names all numbers except one, last one is named by performer, memory stunt, clocking
Variations 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 116
Jerry K. Hartman, Karl Fulves Memorease No. 91, spectator can memorize large number, also letters
Also published here 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 118
Sam Schwartz Digit Memory No. 93, list of ten objects memorized, spectator names all numbers except one, last one is named by performer, memory stunt, using fingers
Inspired by 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 123
Unknown The Chess Knight's Tour
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 148
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Rapid Memory Act
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 153
Sam Schwartz Keys for Month & Date
  • A Month Like Any Other
  • The System In Detail
  • The Key For The Month
  • The Key For The Date
  • The Key For The Year
  • Day Of The Week
  • What To Remember
  • How To Practice
Variations 1997 Day For Any Date 2
Karl Fulves Portable Calendar for practicing the system, seven cards, the one that falls on day of chosen date is predicted
1997 Day For Any Date 8
Karl Fulves Cast A Card
1997 Day For Any Date 10
Sam Schwartz Keys for Year & Leap Year
  • The Key For The Year
  • How To Practice
  • Leap Years
  • Target Date
1997 Day For Any Date 12
Sam Schwartz Final Practice
1997 Day For Any Date 17
Sam Schwartz Short Cuts
1997 Day For Any Date 20
Sam Schwartz The Sam Schwartz System
  • The System In Summary
  • Refinements
  • Years At A Glance
  • Double Digit Years
  • The System At Work
1997 Day For Any Date 22
Karl Fulves Date Deck cards with week days, months, days, week day found for given date
1997 Day For Any Date 28
Karl Fulves Notes On The Date Deck
  • The Last Ten Years
  • Short Cuts
  • Open Dates
1997 Day For Any Date 30
Karl Fulves The Optioned Future seven piles formed, spectator thinks of one in the pile that matches the week day he is born in, divined and predicted
Related to 1997 Day For Any Date 31
Karl Fulves Mystique woman choses week day, man month and day, they match, variation with chosen card
1997 Day For Any Date 33
Karl Fulves Betting The Furure card chosen via date, predicted
1997 Day For Any Date 37
Karl Fulves The Tomorrow Card
1997 Day For Any Date 39
Sam Schwartz The Sam Schwartz Presentation
1997 Day For Any Date 41
Warner Perry Ein Visitenkarten-Reklametrick spectator's birth month is filled into grid, as business hand-out
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4&5) 154
Martin Joyal Looking at the Stack on memorizing decks
  • Replacing Mnemonics with Rules
  • The Difference Between a System and a Memorized Deck
  • Memorization Methods
  • Popular Memorized Stacks
  • An Easy Stack to Memorize
  • Learning with Mnemonics
  • Learning Using Rules
  • Order of Suits
  • Card Numbering
  • Learning Steps: Twelve Hours to Miracles
  • Practical Exercises
  • The Rule of Rules: Master and Do Not Forget
  • A Last Piece of Advice
1997 The Six-Hour Memorized Deck 59
Karl Fulves One & One is Ten combo system introduction
1998 Combo 5
Karl Fulves The Value of Color combo system
1998 Combo 6
Karl Fulves Practice practicing combo memory system
1998 Combo 11
Karl Fulves Pickpocket a dozen people put a chip in either left or right pocket, performer memorizes all
1998 Combo 30
Karl Fulves Trick Dice die moved via quarter turns on grid, top numbers listed, performer memorizes the list
1998 Combo 34
Karl Fulves Time Flies "Short Takes"
method to calculate key
Inspired byRelated to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 231
Karl Fulves Lightning Numbers (added to later edition, no year given)
Related to 1998 or later Day For Any Date 44
Gerald Kosky Der trickhafte Mentalist twenty business cards with numbers and words are returned later to correct persons
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 148
Tony Griffith Der große Gedächtnistest twenty numbered business cards distributed to spectators, every one names an object, performer recalls all, memory demonstration
2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 151
Tony Corinda The Amazing Memory Test German translation
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 151
Paul Rylander Wort und Zahl list of words made on business cards, memory stunt, graphology and prediction in wallet
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 154
Orville Wayne Meyer Magisches Quadrat & Großer Gedächtnistest combination of magic square routine and list of objects memory demonstration
2000 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 2) 54
Grant Stuart Sphinx Perpetual Calendar table in which the day of any date can be looked up
Related to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 157
David Berglas Te Bah Pla and Name Discovery performer writes alphabet backwards while reciting it normally, then a name is divined
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 497
David Berglas The Human Calendar names and birthdates are remembered, later the performer recalls the names and puts the spectators in order according to their day of birth
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 507
Chuck Hickok Bonus Demonstration One: Learning the Almost Impossible teaching the audience to say the alphabet backwards in five minutes
2002 Mentalism, Incorporated 140
Chuck Hickok Bonus Demonstration Three: Mega-Memory Miracle memorizing sets of mixed design / picture cards
Inspired by
  • Bob Cassidy's "Memorized Deck Routine" in "The Art of Mentalism II"
Related to
2002 Mentalism, Incorporated 159
Chuck Hickok Mega Memory Kicker cards which were not used are named, with picture / design cards
Related to 2002 Mentalism, Incorporated 170
Karl Fulves Pick Your Poison objects in a row memorized, presentation with poison via Borgia effect by Oscar Weigle (The Dragon magazine), see p. 93 for method
2003 Off The Books (Issue 6) 89
Karl Fulves The Link To Playing Cards binary features of playing cards, combo system for colors
Related to 2005 Combo II 8
Karl Fulves Dunkin' Digits remembering a row of donuts and spoons as memory stung
2005 Combo II 12
Karl Fulves Hoops Knows B-Ball string of 2s and 3s (on cardboard) remembered
2005 Combo II 15
Karl Fulves Fractions And Cents heads and tails sequence remembered as memory stunt
2005 Combo II 17
Karl Fulves You're A Five spectator choses one of many photos, performer describes it correctly
2005 Combo II 17
Barrie Richardson The Modest Memory Routine fifteen cards are selected and memorized together with the audience by explaining a peg system, either for real or with switch
2005 Act Two 29
Barrie Richardson Thoughts on the Memorized Magazine Demonstration
2005 Act Two 299
Karl Fulves Newmonics memorizing a string of numbers
2007 Word Play 5
Karl Fulves The Narrative
2007 Word Play 6
Karl Fulves The Expert Memorizes Cards on memorizing a string of cards
2007 Word Play 7
Karl Fulves Newmismatics memorizing a long row of objects
2007 Word Play 8
Karl Fulves Erdnase Cheats memorizing short sequence of cards
2007 Word Play 10
Karl Fulves Word Play system for memorizing twelve cards
  • The Suit System
  • Coding For Value
  • Naming The Jacks
  • Verbs For Jacks
  • Objects For Jacks
  • The system thus far
  • The System For Kings
  • The System For Queens
  • How To Practice
Inspired byRelated to 2007 Word Play 13
Karl Fulves You Must Remember This commentary on the memory system
2007 Word Play 25
Karl Fulves Coloratura sixteen cups in three different colors and paper balls of the same colors, random balls put under cups, performer memorizes all
2007 Word Play 40
Karl Fulves Sort By Thought $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills, three each, order memorized by performer
2007 Word Play 45
Karl Fulves Dice Tracking memorizing string of numbers rolled by dice
2007 Word Play 48
Karl Fulves Digit Daze memorizing digits
2007 Word Play 49
Karl Fulves And Don't Forget... non-card situations for the Word Play memory system
2007 Word Play 64
Karl Fulves The Automatic Mind on memory systems, also for ESP cards
2007 Word Play 65
Oliver Meech Google Guessing Performer memorises the top result for different search words on Google
2010 Plot Twists 58
Colin McLeod Mesmerised Deck cards are shuffled and numbered from 1 to 52 with a pen, memorized by performer, teaching list of objects
2014 Divine 60
Karl Fulves One Is For Gun rhyming memory system
  • Note 1
  • Note 2
  • Note 3
  • Note 4 (further reference)
  • Note 5 (on-the-fly memory versus memorized deck)
2015 The Lowdown (Issue 1) 21
Karl Fulves Note 3 speed in memorising numbers
2015 The Lowdown (Issue 1) 22
Al Baker Trick Problem divining cards and memorising names of spectators
Related to
  • Al Baker, "Just a Sweet Cake", 1941
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 21) 302
Patrick G. Redford Rapid Memorization Major Memory System
  • Applying this System to Playing Cards
2017 Temporarily Out of Order 66
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay The 40 Digit Hyperbrain Act forty numbers from billets written on grid on slate, miscalling, number sequence recalled by blindfolded performer, square root calculation with selected numbers, sum given
  • Required Mathematics
Related to 2020 Parlour Tricks 301