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A full size sheet of newspaper is handed for examination; both the magician and a spectator sign their names on the front of the newspaper. Without adding anything, the newspaper is openly and deliberately torn-up with the audience plainly seeing the signatures being torn.
After the newspaper is torn into small pieces, the magician blows on the pieces. The rough edges of the paper are seen to get smooth, and upon opening the newspaper out, it is restored. But wait, only half the paper is there. The other half falls to the floor.
The audience thinks they are the torn pieces. The packet is picked up, unfolded, and there is the completely restored other half of the paper with the other signature, proving it is the same newspaper.
You can pick up any paper and prepare this in about 20 seconds. No glue, gimmicks, sleights, or false moves. If you have tried all the others, here's the answer. One hundred percent mystery. You receive the instructional PDF that describes all you need to know for making up and performing this great effect.
1st edition 2017, 6 pages.
word count: 1300 which is equivalent to 5 standard pages of text