The Ghostly Ribbon

(A Mysterious Cut)

This excellent experiment with a ribbon and an envelope is an effect worked out by Douglas Dexter of London. Mr. Dexter is honorary Vice President of the Magic Circle, London.


Performer picks up a long envelope from which he removes a Japanese fan and throws it aside. He then cuts off the bottom end of the envelope with a pair of scissors. Now taking up a long piece of heavy silk ribbon, he pulls it all the way through the length of the envelope, leaving the ends hanging out. His next move is to cut the envelope in half right across the middle. Much to everyone's surprise, however, when he pulls the two sections of the envelope apart, it is plainly seen that the ribbon is still whole.


1 -- A bright-colored length of ribbon-- about 30 inches long x 2 inches wide.

2 -- A long manila envelope, about 2 1/2 or 3 inches wide and 9 inches to a foot long.

If you cannot obtain envelopes like this at a stationery store, you will find it easy to make them from manila wrapping paper. Cut a strip of paper about 6 1/2 inches wide by 15 inches long. Lap over the two long edges of the paper about one-half inch and fold paper so that this comes in the middle of one side.

3 -- A pair of long-bladed scissors.




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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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