Here's a fun trick that has everyone laughing and a cool twist at the end provides the magic. It's self-working and perfect for either close-up or stage.
The effect: A prediction in a bag is placed on the table - the top of a pineapple is sticking out of the top. A selection of cards is shown - each has the name of a fruit on its face. A spectator freely selects any card - they select: 'Orange'. Oh no, that's not going to work! But then a great twist means the magician manages to save face. Forget those effects that cost you $40 bucks and you never use - get Pineapple Crush and add some real fun to your act. You can make the necessary props easily. You'll need to buy some fruit. Great entertainment.
[Note: A gag-only version of this appears in my ebook: Cool Ways to Select an Audience Member.]
1st edition 2022, PDF 9 pages.
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