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Magic trick with lasers/matches

piferal

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I'm calling BS on this even counting as a magic trick. There are a million ways this could be easily accomplished. In 25 seconds, with no prep, I was able to pull it off with a laser.

In my video, you can see the IR a bit, but if I had used a slightly higher wavelength diode, you wouldn't have.
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Haha, nice :evil:

A long time ago I ran an experiment for igniting matches with potassium permanganate and glycerin mixed with drops of water.
 

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I'm calling BS on this even counting as a magic trick. There are a million ways this could be easily accomplished. In 25 seconds, with no prep, I was able to pull it off with a laser.
Well yes, but that's because you know about lasers! Magic never looks like magic to people who know how it's done. I think you've proved my suggestion that lasers are a good way to accomplish this.
 

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Haha, nice :evil:

A long time ago I ran an experiment for igniting matches with potassium permanganate and glycerin mixed with drops of water.
Definitely, there are lots of pyro/chemical ways to do this but they don't cut it in the real world as a workable magic trick.
The magician Cris Angel has I think done this one on TV with borrowed matches, or a freely selected book of matches, which rules out chemical preparations.
 




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