LINKING PAPER CLIPS
EFFECT: You show two paper clips and a dollar bill. Then you give the bill a three-way fold and use the clips to fasten the folds in place. As you pull the ends of the pleated bill, slowly but steadily the clips come closer together. You finish the pull with a sharp snap as the clips fly from the bill and land on the table . . .linked together!
COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS:
The trick is particularly effective with "jumbo" clips, which are longer and wider so the linking can be followed easily. With ordinary paper clips, only a slight tug is needed; otherwise they may fly clear across the table as they link and if they go off the edge, the effect will be weakened.
With practice, placing the clips in position becomes a simple and rapid process, if using small clips, you can put two on the top edge and another pair on the bottom edge. The tug will shoot them in opposite directions and each pair will be found linked.
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