Burning Cigarette Magic Trick

Even though this trick is great to win some bets, I would like to warn you that smoking causes health problems so you shouldn't smoke while preforming this trick, rather just light the cigarette and let it burn away while you hold it in your hands.

You can challenge your friend or audience to see who can hold the lit cigarette the longest period of time without losing any ash. If you preform this trick the right way, you should win every time! Here's how this trick should be preformed

You will need just a packet of cigarettes and paperclip. The trick is in hiding the paperclip inside the cigarette! Simply straighten the paperclip and slide it down your cigarette. Make sure it slightly digs into the filter to give it some stability.

Snip off the end so that your cigarette looks normal with no protruding wire. That's the whole explanation! You can post reactions of your audience in comments section and give us all some laughs. Have fun!

Cigarette - the future of Illusions

Before the 1950's, cigarettes did not have filters. They were the roll-your-own kind of cigarettes and the effects of smoking weren't as well known as they are today. It was a very 'cool' thing to smoke, and lots of people did it.

However, when reports came out that cigarettes might be linked to lung cancer, the tobacco companies had to do some damage control. Their idea was to make filters to place on the end of pre-made cigarettes.

The buzz was that the filters would take most of the tar out of the cigarettes. The tar is the thick brown residue in cigarette smoke, and is what makes smoking so dangerous.

Abstract natural smoke

The smoke that's produced in explosive interaction with electricity

Sometimes "going up in smoke" can be a good thing

Natural smoke (and its Photoshop variety) seem to become more and more a media of choice for artistic expression.

Artists inherently like smoke for its flux and dynamic properties, and the public seem to enjoy asking the perennial question "What were they smoking?" when seeing a radical and challenging piece of art.

Today, we'll feature some examples of "smoke art", and marvel at how such an elusive substance can be possibly herded into fascinating shapes.

A new visual cigarette illusion

I've never considered myself to be a militant former smoker, even though I often look at smokers and find myself thinking they're awfully anachronistic.

Previous, failed, miserable attempts at giving up were characterized by my habit of disguising jealous anger against people still puffing as lip-curling contempt.

My current (two years and still, unfortunately, counting) attempt has been punctuated instead by mild concern or worried pity, which people find a great deal more annoying.

The outbreak this week, after the Commons vote to ban smoking in public places, of mutterings about "the human right to smoke" and "an assault on freedom of choice", has inspired in me a huge tsunami of such patronizing feelings.