Magic and science mix to create amazing possibilities with this special paper!
NCR paper is the carbonless paper used to make up receipt and invoice books. It allows impressions to be made on several sheets without the use of carbon paper. And, just like the chemically reactive magic that people have created with ATM paper and Frixion pens, NCR paper also has potential for magical use.
The author established it's use back in 1989 with an excited fax to Jeff Busby. (This document is included from the Harris archives.)
Ben then teaches two routines with the special paper. The first involves a single digit from a spectator's written phone number vanishing and then reappearing elsewhere. The spectator confirms it is her own handwriting that has made the wondrous journey. In fact it really is.
The second routine is a direct prediction of a number thought of and then privately written down by the spectator.
You'll love the amazing magic as it happens with no effort. The special paper does all the work! The purpose of publishing this manuscript is to foster future thought on the subject. What new magic will you create?
1st digital edition 2013, 16 pages.
word count: 1966 which is equivalent to 7 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Thursday 16 June, 2016
Anyone who has seen a few episodes of the classic TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 is probably familiar with the tag "...at first." It's a brilliant way of commenting on something that initially appears to be good or encouraging but on reflection is not, as in "Charles Manson looked like a quiet, unassuming guy...at first." That's kind of how I feel about Messing with NCR Paper. I'd heard about the book, tracked it down, read it, and was excited...at first. It even begins with a thrilling fax between experts that sounded like Fermat's Last Equation had finally been solved. But alas, reading the book, I learned something that I and many others already knew, that NCR paper could substitute for carbon paper, and one more thing that I didn't know, the properties of using a fluorescent highlighter with NCR paper. That latter principle, while interesting, has limited utility. The author entreats folks to do further research in this area, but nothing came of it that I am aware of. It's interesting but a dead end. But messing with NCR Paper did have my attention...at first.