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The Magnetic Knife

The Magnetic Knife [Illustrations by Shiju George]
A knife magnetically clings to your hands!

All you need is:

1. One table knife.

Step 1: Interweave your fingers as in Figure 1, but don’t pick up the knife yet.

Step 2: When you interweave your fingers, secretly leave the middle finger of one hand loose (Figure 2). If you arrange your fingers right, no one will be able to tell one finger is loose when looking at your hands from the other side!


Step 3: Now, pick up the knife from the table by secretly placing it behind the finger as shown in figure 3, but hold your thumb as though they were keeping the knife in place. Slowly, with a look of great concentration, release your grip on the knife with your thumbs.

It will seem as if the knife is magnetically attached to your palms! After a few moments, drop the knife, and allow the knife and your hands to be examined. It’s magic!