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How to Do the Linking Paper Clips Office Magic Trick

Learn how to do the linking paper clips magic trick from Magician Roger "Rogue" Quan in this office magic tricks revealed video from Howcast.


Roger "Rogue" Quan: Hey, Heather do you have any money I can borrow?

Heather: I hope that you're going to give it back.

Roger: Maybe. Oh, wow! A high roller. You have been to the circus before, right?

Heather: Yes.

Roger: You've ever seen the circus where the acrobats actually, they jump off the trapeze? And they..

Heather: Yeah.

Roger: Anyway, we're going to recreate that with an hundred dollar bill, which will serve as the stage for this little stunt, and two paper clips. What's going to happen I'm going to pull the bill apart. The paper clip's going to jump into the air and do, like, ten somersaults and they're going to link together when they fall down. Would you be impressed?

Heather: I would.

Roger: You would?

Heather: I would.

Roger: All right, let's do it, drum roll please.

Heather: Woah, they did it!

Roger: They're linked together. What little circus performers they are, right?

Heather: Yeah, that's pretty awesome.

Roger: For this next stunt, you're going to need a bill, any bill will do, and some paper clips. First you're going to take the bill and you're going to fold it, I would say three quarters of the way. And then you're going to fold it half way back almost, like a little bit more than half way. So you have a Z, with the edges sticking out, I would say like, a half inch on both sides.

First, you're going to take the paper clip, one paper clip, and you're going to put it in the front of the bill, right inside the crease. So your situation is in the front, and right here.

Second paper clip is going to go toward the back and your second crease. This is the second crease on this side, and on the right and the back until you see the paper clip, that's the situation. And all you have to do to really start working the illusion, here's what you need to do. Just pull the edges of the bill in opposite directions, and the paper clips are going to fly in the air and link together.

It's a really cool stunt. Just like that, it links together. You can tell them that your paper clips actually performed in the circus or whatever patter you have and it's an amazing little stunt. Have fun with the amazing linking paper clips.

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