The Floating Cigarette Trick

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Weird
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Set to a pimptastic soundtrack. But how does he do it?
There are 87 comments:
Female 7
Lmfao i liked this one, dunno y its maybe a mix of the type of music chosen, how freakin serious he looks and all the hand gestures lol
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Male 77
Orgasmo> I havent laughed that hard, thanks dude. XD

Dunno how he does it, but its cool.

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Male 108
1st off why didint he have his hands over he top
and why didint he smoke it at the end.
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Male 944
Its not real!...=D
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Male 160
pin in the cig, magnet on his crotch. Makes him feel like a man
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Male 317
why does he keep looking to the side?
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Female 2,196
wow i can do better tricks than that and im not even into magic
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Male 602
HE`S A WITCH BUUURN HIM!
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Female 2,695
i love that song. but yeah, he was really good at that.
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Male 1,882
At one point, you can see a string.
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Male 159
spartan... let`s just say for a moment that he`s doing this for a live audience. how practical do you think it would be to have the string go to his mouth? HE may be doing it that way, since he`s apparently a dolt, but it should be done with the string attached to the back of the ear.
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Male 2,216
It`s a fine fibre strand connected behind his ear to the cigarette with a tiny piece of wax. The same method is used for the spinning and floating playing card.
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Male 965
Its a string from his mouth or ear as someone else suggested through the filter and attached to the camera/tripod. Obviously.
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Male 965
"Computers are tricky things. So are elves. Never trust an elf when she says the baby is yours. NEVER."

^ I found this comment to be much more interesting then the video.

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Male 629
My god this is so obvious.
The cig is attached to a string, which is attached to the ceiling or maybe a pulley. Psh.
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Male 124
I`ve told you all before how tricks like this are done - magic is real! Duh!
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Male 18
Haha, i love this guy, and his jazz fingers. Cool trick, would be cooler if he worked on it or found a way to make it look less like its dangling.
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Male 12
i saw these things at the state fair that looked like fuzzy worms and they had two almost invisible strings attached to them and could do things exactly like that...

...i think he had one string in his mouth. the other attached to something off camera.

what a punk.

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Female 442
Wow! It was just SO OBVIOUS he DIDN`T use strings... Nah, of course no strings!! Couldn`t be!!

*sarcasm x 100*

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Male 2,720
Wow he was way too cool to smoke.
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Male 437
He looks like Big Show..
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Male 73
haha magnets. he is obviously fat enough to have his own orbit so when he moves the cigarette does to. it works the same was with old people they have their own orbit.
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Female 139
i agree it could be magnets even tho it proably wanst
my science teacher did this is like 4 years ago with really small strong magnets with a pencil
so u never know
and yea the look on his face for a while was pretty pedophileish if u ask me
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Male 8
ITs a computer trick. Look at the smoke at the end.
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Male 1,497
well, i knew there had to be a string or 2 involved before reading the comments, now my assumptions have been supported
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Female 135
HELIUM!
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Male 392
lol.
I have the same exact trick only with cards.
He uses tape and a small string attached to his ear.
Pretty simple really.
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Female 146
what was the song?

It was "Ignition" by R.Kelly.

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Male 437
he has to be chuck norris in disguise. its the only way its possible!
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Male 1,162
thats a lame trick. You can tell its a wire by how the cigarette sways and is lifted up.
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Male 26
I declare shenanigans on this trick!

P.S. “Mr. wrinkle shirt” is a douche bag!

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Male 272
For some reason, I saw a string-like substance existing by the upper-left of his forehead/hair.
And that`s my left, not his.
It also could just be me.
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Male 1,378
uhh its on a fishing line or sumthing and one end is on sumthing behind the cam and the other is stuck to a tooth or anything near his hed (simple trik)
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Male 1,386
BURN THE WITCH!
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Male 128
Yeah that guy really sucks at that trick he needs practice
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Male 313
this is so obviously on a fishing line its not even funny
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Male 1,584
i kid i know did this with a card one time. He used 2 hairs (i dont even wanna know where he got 2 really long hairs) and i knew it was a hair and he had it tied to his ear and hand. sso i went and grabbed one and the card fell down and every one laughed and he was like "Don`t tell anyone how i did that!" to my whole science class.
Ooops i guess i just did. Oh well i hate that kid anyways.
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Male 4,393
why R Kelly :( ???
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Male 1,023
magnets. plain and simple.
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Male 18
1) What a chav why play that music
2) Please invest less in five-year-old`s magic tricks and more into an ironing board
3) My arthritic grandmother can do better than that and she`s been dead for four years
4) Mildly entertaining to comment on how crap it is tho :-)
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Male 179
this is stupid
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Female 1,564
i used to have a card trick with the same concept....theres a really really really thin black string that you attatch to a card with a really small amount of wax...then you tape one end behind your ear and then just move your hand over the string or whatever to make it move
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Male 32
i guess if i was five i would be impressed
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Male 1
I also wonder what he keeps looking at every few seconds in the corner, it`s kinda creepy and weird O_o
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Female 168
Lost_In_Time- he`s probably using a web cam and checking to make sure it can still see everything he`s doing.
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Male 1,072
magic Duh
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Male 73
he`s obviously fat
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Male 2
You can buy that trick in any magic store for $20 ...
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Male 1,266
He keeps looking to the left of the camera, and avoids doing a proper hand wave over the top near the end... so whoevers making it float is standing on the left behind the camera
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Male 2,004
i say its a photoshop
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Female 2,074
Thanks for exposing this trick Bubba....

Seriously!

But I BET you we`ll still have idiots today asking...

"OMGFZ LOLZZZZZZ OMG!! HOW DOES HE DO IT! ITS SHOPPEDZ!!!!!!! OMGZ!!!!! FAKE! WILL I GET LAID IF I SAY I CAN DO THIS TRICK TOO?????!! OMGZZZZZZZ LOLZZZZZZZZZZZERZ!!!"

Ah, so stupid.

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Male 410
WITCHCRAFT!
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Female 368
If you know the floating card trick it`s the same thing. string attached somewhere on his body, attached to the cig. The thread is micro thin fiber...my daughter`s old boyfriend taugght me the trick...still..it`s cool looking.
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Male 138
And, LesBerry...I really don`t think that it would work...at least not efficiently.

I mean, I dunno, but it doesn`t seem right. Magnets are really touchy, you`d have to position them perfectly...Especially to get them to hover like that...

Have you ever tried to get a third magnet to hover between two others? Nearly impossible unless the one in the middle is tied or secured in some way.
Good that you thought differently than the rest, though. Kudos.

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Male 138
Dado. That is the funniest post I`ve yet to see.
Seriously.

He finally got his Jedi powers to work. Hahahahah

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Male 13
its silent bob!!!!!
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Male 318
He should spend less time playing with cigarettes and more time ironing his shirts.
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Male 64
R Kelly - Ignition (rEmix)
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Male 888
conclusion: FAKE
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Female 54
Am I the only one that thinks it could be magnets, I mean if the cigarette is positively charged and the guy had a magnetic plate that was also positively charged, and it could work with the right timing. I`m only saying this because; if he had smoked the cigarette at the end to prove it was real he would have... I don`t know really, just a theory.
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Male 138
Seriously. How come no one is bitching on here?

That saw-neck trick forum is filled with (What I hope is) pre-pubescent Magician`s apprentices complaining about the Magician`s code and all of that rubbish.

How come no one is complaining here?

No mention of Criss Angel in the title...or...?

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Female 26
Spirit Fingers !
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Male 420
cool trick. what was the song?
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Female 441
What was he looking at?!?!?!?!
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Female 1,944
^ good riddance...ha jp :P
this dude kinda creeps me out...its obviously strings...so why make the vid so long. gah!
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Male 159
First off... iron your shirt dude!

Second... the common practice for this type of illusion is a thread attached to the magician behind his ear. That`s right folks... behind his ear. The other end is... wait for it... attached to the cigarette! I know... unbelievable! Anywho, the thread is manipulated using the magicians thumb on his right hand. As someone already pointed out, the magician leaning forward and backward also moves the cigarette.

Great, I just broke the Magicians Code. I would imagine it`ll be a matter of time before they come looking for me. I guess I may be safe for a little while.... wait, brb... someone`s at the door... AAARRRGGGHHHHHH!!!

*** You will forget everything you saw here today! ***

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Male 138

Duh, the answer to this is so obvious, I`m surprised I`m the first one to notice.

If you freeze-frame at EXACTLY 1:22, you`ll notice him looking off the camera, what you don`t know is that he`s looking at a 12 year old girl. Thus, he`s obviously using what we call `Pedophile Power`.

But, seriously. This guy. Looks creepy. I mean, would any of you let him babysit your imaginary children?

I sure as hell wouldn`t, and my imaginary child is a predator...with the lasers and everything.

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Female 175
that beedazzled me! so ciggerates can be useful!
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Male 896
"omputers are tricky things. So are elves. Never trust an elf when she says the baby is yours. NEVER." Or an elf on a computer, they are the trickiest of all.
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Male 23
Lost In Time, most likely he`s watching the view coming from the camera on a TV or PC monitor.
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Male 2,076
*starts angry monty python witch mob* burn her!
..erm ...him!
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Male 317
What I`m wondering is what he keeps looking at in the corner every few seconds. I just think he`s some kind of witch, we should all start an angry mob and burn him at the stake!
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Male 12
pfft... easy trick, there is just a string threaded thru the ciggy. one end in his mouth, and someone holding the other behind the camera. The glass traps the string under the box he puts on top. His hands never actually go over the top of it, and when he does that loop thing, he just doesnt tangle it up. on the last loop he takes his hands apart before they pull on the sting. Easy
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Male 416
It MUST be zero gravity.
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Male 2,076
its hanging from his lip lol
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Male 308
So then how is it still floating when it`s put in the glass??
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Male 74
I know how to do that and yes, it does involve string(s) and I don`t mean the ones that you can wear. The part where he puts it in a glass and covers the top is possible, the string is going between the glass and the cigarette packet.
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Male 572
yeah i agree with snoopdawgg it was probably 2 strings or something
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Male 103
The snapping and hand jiggling killed it for me.
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Male 99
Looks obviously to me like 2 strings, one attached maybe above the camera and on attached to the back, like his head or shoulder. When he leans forward the cigarette drops, when he leans back it rises. The tunnel he makes with his hands also surrounds the strings as well as the cigarette. My take on it anyway. That thing is obviously dangling.
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Male 50
hahaha the guy in the clip is classic
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Male 234
Duh..
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Male 480
two strings
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Male 411
haha^thanks hylianninja for the advice.
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Male 902
Computers are tricky things. So are elves. Never trust an elf when she says the baby is yours. NEVER.
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Male 2,616
I was expecting a floating cigarette TRUCK. Needless to say, I was disappointed.
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Male 20,829
Link: The Floating Cigarette Trick [Rate Link] - Set to a pimptastic soundtrack. But how does he do it?
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