Magic Tricks Revealed: How To Make A Dead Can Of Coke Come Back To Life

Published: 22nd February 2010
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This classic magic trick is fairly easy to learn, yet will powerfully entertain any audience. This is an up close type of trick, so you can perform it for your friends, at a bar or at a party. It requires a bit of set up, but since you will be using pretty straightforward and everyday objects, this shouldn't present a problem.

This is how your soon to be amazed friends will see it. You grab a seemingly partially crushed and empty soda can You show the audience that it's empty but turning it upside down, and showing them open top. Then you hold it with your magical hands, and with your magical powers, you somehow use powers that break the laws of physics to bring this seemingly dead can of soda back to life.

You shake the can, and those already mesmerized by your gifts will hear the soda shaking inside the can. The can will mysteriously restore itself to its original shape. When you show them the top, they will see that it has not been opened. You pop the top, they will hear the expected "pop," and you then pour the soda into any normal glass for them to taste. They will now look up to you as an accomplished mentalist, capable of the most amazing feats of magic.

Here's how to do the trick. First you get a regular can of soda. The first step is to get a piece of black paper, and cover up the lid, so that it will appear to be open when you show it to the crowd. Then you take a pen or something like a Phillips head screwdriver, and punch a hole about midway down the can. Pour out about half of the soda through the hole. Then crush the can slightly, and leave it off to the side, for you to "find" later.

When when you grab this seemingly empty can, you quickly show them the top, which they will be convinced has been opened. Then while covering the hole with your thumb, shake the can. The crowd will hear the sloshing, and see the can mysteriously come back to life. The shaking of the soda will cause the carbonation to "fizz" inside the can, which in turn will cause the resulting pressure to re-inflate the can. Just be sure to flick aside the black piece of paper that was covering the top of the can, and then open it like normal. Be sure to cover the hole while you are pouring the drink out.

The trick is to tell some kind of interesting tale while you are showing them the top of the can, and right when you begin shaking. That way they won't really focus on the can, they'll be focused on your "patter," which any good magician should have. Everyone who see this trick is spellbound, as they try to figure out how you managed to break the laws of physics.


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