98 entries in Paper / Topological Effects
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die Kunst, in ein ringförmig geschlossenes band einen Knoten zu machen "The art of making a knot into a closed circle", moebius/möbius strip routine, seven different rings are cut with up to three double-twists
Aug. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 8) 125
Unknown The Afghan Bands rings of paper cut lengthwise
1903 Later Magic 471
James Wobensmith The Afghan Bands wellknown topological thing
1938 Greater Magic 860
Ellis Stanyon The Evolution of the Afghan Bands extension for wellknown topological thing
1938 Greater Magic 861
"Paper Wizard" Grimes The "Grimes" Paper Chain moebius/möbius strip routine
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 119
Francis J. Rigney Cutting a Dido story trick, tearing a long strip
May 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 12) 51
Milbourne Christopher The Afghan Bands - The Mobius Strip
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 185
Neal Elias Screwy Square optical thing with a line on a square sheet of cardboard
1946 At the Table Tricks 16
L. Vosburgh Lyons Discus Chinese compass, arrows on circle point always in same direction
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 410
Dr. Fred Bertsche Crazy Cardboards lines on paper, paper turned over lines change orientation, fake turnover
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 37
Paul Curry Fourth Dimensional Turning idea for S.S. Adams money printing machine, performer and spectator write names on both sides of a paper, when put in machine paper turns inside out and back
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 252) 1009
Adolph Boldt Idea for the Boomerang Trick idea for Joseph Jastrow's optical illusion with two boomerangs, as a give-away
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 35
Various The Afghan Bands Moebius strip used for magic, provides the basic method and a history/bibliography of the Moebius strip in magic (Afghan Bands was named by Prof Hoffmann)
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 70
Tommy Thompson Look! No Twist! Variant of Mobius strip routines
1968 Newspaper Magic 127
Robert E. Neale Insideout & Stretchit topological origami tube for several effects:
  • Stretchit
  • Insideout
  • The Chinese Wand
  • Additional Notes
  • With a Sponge Ball
  • The Square Circle
  • Flexible Transpo
for simplified folding method see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 14
Gene Anderson Afghan Bands Mobius strip routine
1968 Newspaper Magic 119
Francis J. Rigney A New Twist Mobius Strip routine
1968 Newspaper Magic 121
Louis Bertol Chinese Version Chinese Mobius strip routine
1968 Newspaper Magic 123
Robert E. Neale Thru & Thru white pop-up cardboard die slides through black die and vice versa, see also p. 439 & p. 486 for suggestion by Al Weyfield
Aug. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 435
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut, and Fail pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
  • Part One
  • Part Two
  • Part Three
  • Final Notes
Also published here Feb. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 595
Unknown The Magic Circles afghan band
1974 Tricks with Paper 38
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction
Related to 1974 Paul Curry Presents 42
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over
1974 Paul Curry Presents 43
Martin Gardner Hyper Card posed as problem with illustration
Related to Aug. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1042
Hans E. Trixer Compas-sion
Related to 1977 Special Effects 48
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, Howard Lyons Hyper Card various ideas with the Hypercard
Related toVariations 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1067
Karl Fulves Notes hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece
  • Elastrik
  • Oddments
Inspired by 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1173
Karl Fulves Hypercard on the idea of combining Hypercard with Moebius strip
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 28) 108
Karl Fulves Another Link old topological puzzle in which three parts must be linked, credit information on no-gaff linking cards
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 36) 142
Karrell Fox, Tommy Windsor Windsor/McAthy Applause Card apparently three sides on card that is turned over to read different messages
1979 Another Book 201
Karl Fulves Siberian Chain No. 14, paper strips link and unlink with paper ring
1980 The Children's Magic Kit 14
Unknown Hypercard No. 79
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 99
Mel Stover, Howard Lyons, Karl Fulves The Fifth Dimension No. 80, hyper card routine
Related to 1981 Self-Working Table Magic 100
Karl Fulves Space Station tower of Hanoi variation
1982 Punch-Out Puzzle Kit 8
Robert E. Neale Double Buckle different design
Inspired by 1983 Trapdoor Card 10
Robert E. Neale Flat Klein paper construction with only one surface
1983 Trapdoor Card 11
Karl Fulves Slade's Braid comment on connection with Slade's impossible braiding
Related to
  • "The Church of the Fourth Dimension" (The Unexpected Hanging, Martin Gardner)
1983 Trapdoor Card 11
Karl Fulves Easy Unlink simple topological unlinking
1983 Trapdoor Card 11
Steve Beam Upside Down Chinese compass effect with the words "up" and "down", square plaque, several moves, see also p. 51 for additional ideas and remarks by Martin Gardner, Dan Garrett and Sid Lorraine, more ideas on p. 990 by Lee Fred
Related toVariations 1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 1) 1
Martin Gardner Twist And Link spectator holds end of paper construction which must be entangled in seemingly impossible way
Also published here
  • puzzle in Marin Gardner's "Scientific American" column
1983 Trapdoor Card 2
Karl Fulves Topological Untrap topological linking and unlinking of one-piece rubber figure, solution to problem on p. 1
1983 Trapdoor Card 12
Robert E. Neale Submarine Card spectator holds card frame with center torn out, its orientation changes while spectator closes his eyes
Variations 1983 Trapdoor Card 3
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor spectator holds card with trapdoor with hole cut-out, it is entangled in seemingly impossible way while spectator closes eyes
Variations 1983 Trapdoor Card 6
Pavel Zickzack Elefant zig-zag effect with picture of an elephant in a frame
1983 Neue Magische Ideen 7
Robert E. Neale Belt Buckle different design
Inspired by 1983 Trapdoor Card 9
Jerry Andrus Parabox optical illusion
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 200
Shigeo Takagi, Karl Fulves Japanese Checkers No. 1, paper folded and cut into squares, really the squares remain all connected at a corner for form a sort of chain, challenge to get all squares out of a bag with one grip
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 1
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor No. 63, card frame turns inside out while spectator is holding it
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 112
Robert E. Neale Inside Out No. 65, topological origami tube
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 116
Robert E. Neale Stripes Make You Thinner No. 66, trick using the Inside-out Tube
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 117
Robert E. Neale Bill Tube shape-changing tube from dollar bill, square shape to rectangular shape
Inspired byAlso published here 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 74
Robert E. Neale Stretchit No. 67, trick using the Inside-Out Tube
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 118
Gordon Bruce Gordon Bruce on Parallax coin vanishes and returns in trapdoor of card
Inspired by May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 46
Eric Mason Eric Mason on Parallax name of thought of card appears on paper combined with Parallax
Inspired by May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 71
Mike Gancia Mike Gancia on Parallax card in envelope
Inspired by May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 80
Tooru Suzuki Linking Cardboard squares of cardboard with holes in them are linked and unlinked
1988 New Magic Of Japan 97
Michael Weber Appealing Illusion picture in magazine, apparently peel the top layer and see under the picture (car and engine, woman and underwear), removing the torn paper part and everything is normal again
1991 Life Savers 115
Karl Fulves Paper Race four papers sticking out underneath cover, whoever choses the paper that is on top of the other's choice when cover is removed wins
1991 Swindle & Cheat 34
Michael Weber A Better Mousetrap three phases, based on Robert E. Neale's "The Trapdoor Card"
Inspired byRelated to 1991 Life Savers 130
Masao Atsukawa The Knotted Letter knot in strip of paper disappears
1992 Five Times Five - Japan 25
Karl Fulves Trisecting the Paper No. 15, tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, spectator has to close eyes
Related to 1995 Easy Magic 20
Karl Fulves The Rings of Saturn No. 35, moebius strip
1995 Easy Magic 48
Paul Curry Turnabout arrows on squares turn so they always end up pointing in the same direction
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 335
Paul Curry The Twist Turnover secretly gives a quarter turn in the act of turning over
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 336
Wesley James Hyper-Warp "final", ending with Hyper Card stapled to other card as souvenir
2004 Enchantments 89
Davide Costi Boomerangs routine for Joseph Jastrow's optical illusion with two arcs
2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 137
Robert E. Neale The Card Presenting the Hyper Card
Inspired byRelated to 2008 This Is Not a Book 229
Robert E. Neale Moves New moves that can be done with the Hyper Card to make the presentations more fooling and interesting
Related to 2008 This Is Not a Book 237
Robert E. Neale Crossing the Threshold Presentation and handling for The Trapdoor Card
2008 This Is Not a Book 139
Robert E. Neale Hyperflexagon From a Hyper Card to a a flexagon, uses business cards
Related to 2008 This Is Not a Book 250
Robert E. Neale To the Other Side of No Similar effect to Trapdoor Card, but the paper is cut in a circle with a bar through it (standard STOP sign), paper is turned inside out despite holding on to it
2008 This Is Not a Book 151
Robert E. Neale Hoaxcard Variation on Hyper Card
Related to 2008 This Is Not a Book 263
Robert E. Neale Boros the Boastful Boa Story about snakes twisting themselves using a strip of rubber, twists vanish and appear on the strip of rubber
2008 This Is Not a Book 160
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut and Fail Pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
Also published here 2008 This Is Not a Book 188
Robert E. Neale Wheel of Life Presentation for a flexagon
2008 This Is Not a Book 202
Robert E. Neale A Very Personal Computer Presentation for a trihexaflexagon
2008 This Is Not a Book 211
Karl Fulves Flexagons - Part One longer article, credit information
  • Flexagon History (Early Himber)
  • Terms & Conditions (the parameters)
  • Flexagon Described (the double hinge)
2009 Xtra Credit (Issue 4) 13
Karl Fulves X-Ray Card Case accordion/flexagon fold with card case, two cards underneath paper straps/grid, they transpose
2009 Xtra Credit (Issue 4) 22
Karl Fulves The Hole Thing "Unexplained"
envelope with hole, paper card without, condition reverses, also as card revelation, posed as a problem
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 405
Karl Fulves Trisection trisecting a paper square by folding (three equal parts), bet
  • The Folding Process
Related to 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 409
Martin Gardner 2-Way Flexagon folded square with 2x2 grid, map folding presentation with coincidence
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 42
Karl Fulves Casey At The Bat "the real story"
card travels from flexagon type paper folder to case
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 48
Karl Fulves Out Back "simple double hinge"
flexagon type paper folder, card changes in it
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 50
Karl Fulves Z-Flex "z-fold to flexagon"
on z-fold vs. Himber (flexagon) wallet
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 52
Karl Fulves Flexagons - Part Two intro, credit information on Cherchez La Femme
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 6) 29
Karl Fulves Flex Escape "Unsolved - magic & flexagons" [1]
strip of paper in flexagon behaves in certain way, "I consider this the fundamental unsolved problem connected to flexagons", posed as a problem
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 54
Unknown Cherchez Again sailor in flexagon, lady picture is hard to find by folding
Inspired by
  • "Cherchez La Femme" (Martin Gardner)
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 6) 30
Karl Fulves Deconstruction "Unsolved - magic & flexagons" [2]
flexagon with loose parts, posed as a problem
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 54
Unknown The Magic Book "Cherchez la Femme", flexagon construction, one part of the paper hard to locate by folding
  • Flexing The Device
Also published here
  • Willane's Wizardry (1947)
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 6) 32
Karl Fulves Pass Thru "Unsolved - magic & flexagons" [3]
passing objects to different sections of a flexagon, posed as a problem
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 54
Karl Fulves Flexagons - Part Three more credit information
Related to
  • Jacob's Ladder in "Magic" (Albert Hopkins, 1897)
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 41
David Acer Coffee Break exploiting Jastrow/"boomerang" optical illusion with cardboard sleeves of coffee paper cups
  • Identity Theft (two cardboard sleeves with names on them transpose)
  • Sizeable (cardboard sleeve grows)
Inspired by
  • "Caffeine Overdose" (David Acer, Genii, Oct. 2005)
2011 More Power to You 125
Karl Fulves 3 Easy Pieces "Unexplained"
tearing a paper into three pieces with one tear, posed as a problem
Related to 2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 679
Karl Fulves Paper Caper "Unexplained"
bet in which spectator cannot guess how many separated pieces there are after a folded paper piece has been torn, posed as a problem
Related to 2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 680
Gene Anderson, Tadashi Tokieda Precocious Paper Chain A. Introduction
B. Preview to precocious
C. The Möbius strip
D. The precocious Möbius strip
E. Gene's presentation
2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 199
Harapan Ong Flexacard tritetra-flexagon from cards, two cards can be revealed, self-animated
2018 Principia 193
Christian Scherer, Sveroni Fischerlatein fish on cardboard change size with scale, magic trick based on Jastrow optical Illusion, medal on chain vanishes
Inspired by
  • Toru Suzuki's "Sakkaku Scale" in Richard Kaufman's "Tenyoism - Volume Two", p. 843.
Related to
2019 Fischerlatein 3
Michael Sondermeyer Der Bananentrick children routine for Jastrow Illusion, with paper bananas
2019 Seminar 2019 30