The secret to making balls appear out of thin air

Spoiler alert: After watching this illusionist reveal the mystery behind his cup-and-ball magic trick, you'll think, "I see what you did there."

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Ta-da! Video screenshot by Rusty Blazenhoff/CNET

Psychologist, author, and magician Richard Wiseman shares the secret behind a cool trick that has balls seemingly appear out of nowhere into a simple pink paper cup.

In short, you'll need more than "sleight of hand" to perform this trick at home. Though once you see how it's done, you're going want to start looking for a buddy with a bear suit. STAT.

Without further ado, take a look at Wiseman's mind-bending reveal in this video that's part of his Quirkology series on YouTube.

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About the author

Rusty Blazenhoff has been deeply involved in cyberculture for more than 20 years, and immersed in pop culture since getting her first copy of Dynamite magazine. She loves kitsch, quirky artifacts of Americana, and enjoying island life in Alameda, Calif., with her daughter. She makes a mean Fluffernutter.


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