Ellen: Justin Flom Oreo Cookie Magic, Nine Card Trick & Magic Mints

Ellen: Justin Flom Cookie Magic

Ellen: Justin Flom Oreo Cookie Magic, Nine Card Trick & Magic Mints

Pick a card, any card. Justin Flom brought the magic today with a cool card trick and an extremely unsettling mint trick.

Ellen introduced Justin Flom by saying she had no idea what he was going to do, just that he was a magician.

“Sounds good. I brought cookies,” Flom said.

Justin Flom split his Oreo and ate all the white cream inside. Then he put the two ends together and told the audience to watch the cookie. Inexplicably, the white part reappeared.

Ellen: Justin Flom Mint Trick

I don’t know about you, but I have a thing about neck injuries. Whenever I see someone’s throat slashed on television or some sort of other neck injury, I flinch. Justin Flom’s trick was amazing, but seriously weirded me out.

He chewed a mint and swallowed it and then took out what he said were ordinary iPod headphones. He used these to move into his neck and retrieve the the mint. First, he rested the headphones against his neck and then pulled them inward. It looks like somehow, they actually sliced into his neck, but there was no blood and he didn’t seem injured by it. When he pulled the headphones back, the mint was attached to them.

It was disgusting.

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Ellen: Justin Flom Nine Card Trick

Justin Flom is a magic genius. I’m not usually the kind of person to get swept up in magic tricks, but this was impressive. Everyone in the audience had nine cards. Justin Flom instructed viewers at home to go get nine cards. I even did it from home.

First, you memorize the card third from the left when you fan the cards out facing you. Mine was a queen of hearts. Then, you shuffle the cards, first by spelling the word out with each card. Since mine was a queen, I spelled the word by placing a card for Q, a card for U, etc., until the word was spelled. We could put the rest of the cards we had on top of that. Next, he told us to spell out “of” in this way and the suit in this way, in my case, “hearts.” Again, when you finish spelling the word, put the leftover cards on top.

Then he instructed us all to spell out Ellen with the cards. The “N” of Ellen, he said, was our card. I don’t know how he did it, but he was right. That was my card, the queen of hearts.

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  • The card trick is actually pretty old and was just mathematics. Funny fact: double everything and the trick still works: 18 cards, 6th card from the left, and count out double the letters in each word. Tripling, quadrupling and quintupling would work, too.

    I think the Oreo trick was done with a prop. He seemed to be protecting a particular spot in the package and his “licking off the filling” looked pretty fake. My guess is that the prop “filling” was a spongy material that he pushed down into the hollow “cookie” and slowly let out as he relaxed his grip.

    The mint trick was done with switching out a pre-made prop using slight-of-hand.

    I have no idea how he did the iPod wire through his neck. Make-up effect of some sort?

     
  • Oh! I just noticed something else with the Oreo trick. (Thanks for the email, by the way.) Notice that right as he begins doing the “quarter turn” to open his Oreo, he has to quickly flip it over. Why would he need to do that? I think it’s because he goofed slightly and had the wrong part of the prop facing up. The part with the “cream filling” needs to be on the bottom for the trick to work right.

     
  • Intamin

    The headphone cord trick was simple…he had clear adhesive already on his neck, bend your head forward and the skin sticks together on both sides.

    A mint was in his right or left hand but already on the cord. When he yanked on the cable it pulled through the adhesive and popped “out” of his neck, he released the mint from his hand and it happened so fast that as the mint slid to the middle of the cable it appeared as though it came from his neck.

    All these tricks are crazy basic, honestly, I’m not very impressed by this guy.

     
 

 

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