Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Project 365 Backlog (72/365): The Crazy Man's Handcuffs

.:72/365: The Crazy Man’s Handcuffs:.

The Crazy Man’s Handcuffs is a classic routine that falls under escapology, and can astound and amaze a lot of people for the small price of two rubber bands.

Essentially, you interlock two rubber bands and hold them with your fingers in such a way that unless you let go of the rubber bands, you can’t free yourself. The magician demonstrates that this isn’t entirely true by rubbing the rubber bands together and magically letting one pass through the other, all the while with the audience looking on very closely and completely clueless as to what just happened.

I must say, this routine is one of the most impromptu demonstrations of escapology available, and if you ever bother picking up the Dixie Dooley Escapology series, you’d even find another neat little escape act there with rubber bands.

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