posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 09:01 AM
OK, so does anyone know how this was done?
It's a damn good trick.
My guess (and it is only a guess) is that he used visual suggestion techniques to basically have only a few possible cards that Harrison could have
picked (all of which were missing from the deck after the suggestion stage). Then, he already had fruits prepared for each of these cards (so just had
to pick the corresponding fruit after Harrison stated his card). (the fruit was prepared by slicing into it only a third of the way, and inserting the
card....then, when slicing the fruit, the 2/3 that wasn't sliced, was face up, so the cut part on the bottom...looking to the observer, like an uncut
EDIT: Ah, I see someone posted a tutorial on this too. I'm still not seeing the exact suggestion method used for Blaine's trick, but there are a LOT
of different ones a magician could employ. I like the tutorial's method of inserting the card in the fruit much better than mine (and it fits the
visual of Blaine's trick)
Also, watched it again, and Harrison picks the fruit before stating the card. Since Blaine wouldn't have known which fruit Harrison would pick, he
would have had to prep each fruit in the bowl (or at least the top ones) ahead of time. This also means he has to force Harrison to choose ONE card
vs. a few possible ones.
edit on 27-4-2015 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)