This isn't a magic trick: it's a toplogical trick. That means
that it's certainly not suitable for all magicians, but would certainly
be the talk of an impromptu show for the right performer.
The trick is that you braid a dollar bill.
Close examination reveals that it has two lengthwise slits that extend
nearly to the ends of the bill, dividing it into three bands. The
braiding is real although the bands have never been separate. It looks
The bill can be borrowed, transformed into this impossible
object, and returned to the owner in less than two minutes. The result
is a distinctive memento. It is, as Michael Weber says, "A bill that
cannot be spent."
Comes with a companion 20-min DVD demonstrating the step-by-step procedure of how to create the braided bill.
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