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Magic Trick

Loose Thumb
Material Required:
Carrot
Handkerchief

Procedure:
1. Find a carrot of same thickness as your thumb. Carefully cut-off a piece about the length of your thumb and hide it in your hand.
2. Pick up the handkerchief and cover your hand with it. Move the carrot up so it sticks out and looks like your thumb from the outside.
3. Tell your friend who you want to surprise that your thumb has been feeling loose lately and can she fix it?
4. Hold out your arm and tell her to hold onto your thumb. As soon as she holds it, take a few step back as you have forgotten something. Pull your hand out from under the handkerchief with your thumb tucked into your fist.
Act surprised! She will think she has your thumb!