Body Tricks: Stupid Human Party Gags

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Be the life of the party with this hilarious compendium of bizarre physical tricks and stunts. The body is an amazing masterwork of wonderfully designed organs, muscles, and connective tissue, but most of us only use the merest fraction of our bodies’ potential!

 

Body Tricks is the beginner’s bible of physical magic. It’s packed with sensational body secrets to give you the edge in a range of diverse situations. Whether you want to win an arm wrestling contest, experience ...

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Overview

Be the life of the party with this hilarious compendium of bizarre physical tricks and stunts. The body is an amazing masterwork of wonderfully designed organs, muscles, and connective tissue, but most of us only use the merest fraction of our bodies’ potential!

 

Body Tricks is the beginner’s bible of physical magic. It’s packed with sensational body secrets to give you the edge in a range of diverse situations. Whether you want to win an arm wrestling contest, experience supersonic hearing, break bricks with your bare hands, or stop your heart from beating, this book will easily show you how. Illustrated with a funky, retro design, Body Tricks’ awesome advice and one hundred superhuman stunts are guaranteed to impress your friends.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599214399
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 1/13/2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Powell has always been interested in doing things he shouldn’t. His hobbies include looking gift horses in the mouth and staring directly at solar eclipses. An accomplished humor author with more than sixty titles under his belt—including The Afterlife Handbook and Behave Yourself!—he lives a surprisingly relaxed life at home in Somerset, England, with his wife and two young children.

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*SUCK A PAPERCLIP UP YOUR NOSE*

 

Get a medium-small rubber band and a paperclip. Put the rubber band around your palm and the back of your hand. Thread the paperclip onto the band, and then hold the paperclip between your thumb and forefinger. If you let it go, the paperclip should instantly snap back, vanishing from sight. Now hold the paperclip again, draw attention to yourself. When everyone's watching, stick the paperclip partly up your nose, then snort violently while letting it go. The rubber band will make it vanish.

 

Alternately, put a second paperclip in your mouth beforehand. After you've vanished the first one, "cough up" and spit out the second one. Perhaps put paperclips in your mouth, both ears, belly button . . .

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Table of Contents

Contents:

 

Rip a phone book in half

Unbendable arm

Frozen hand

Move your eyes independently

Break bricks with your hands

Stage fighting

Suck a paperclip up your nose Floppy finger

Hand on head-super strength

Naughty hand shadows

Flying on chair

Fingertip chair trap

Sink through the floor

Floating arms

Lifting people with two fingers

Broken nose

Win an arm wrestling match

Kokyu dosa

Unliftable body

Finger ring Stop your heart at will

Lock someone to a tree with their own legs

Improve your night vision

Puncture your eye with a fork and squeeze out the juices

Blow smoke rings

Attract gnats

Mouth sounds

Tongue tricks

Whistle with your fingers

Waggle your ears

The impossible arm twist

Foot tricks

Lose your head

Experience supersonic hearing

Increase your pain threshold

Clear your sinuses

Cure toothache

Gleeking

Waskilly wabbit

White-noise visualization

Take a psychedelic trip without drugs

+ sixty more awesome body tricks!

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