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Tablecloth Pull

PIRA 1F20.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

This classic magician's trick is nothing more than the application of interia. If the tablecloth is given a sharp, even, downward snap, the cloth will pull out from underneath the plates without disturbing them much.

Recipe and
Location:

Tablecloth w/Dishes

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

Tablecloth Pull

Real Video:

Tablecloth Pull

Notes:

None at this time

 

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