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  1. In the middle ages Christian priests would recite "hoc est corpus", meaning "this is the body", during mass when turning bread into the body of Christ. Since nobody spoke or understood Latin, this chant was garbled into "hocus pocus", which we still use when performing magic tricks today.

  2. Hugh Jackman worked as a birthday clown named 'Coco' and made just 50 bucks. Jackman admits that he had no magic tricks and was even told off by a 6 year old that he is terrible.

  3. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini knew each other personally and were good friends until they had a falling out when Houdini failed to prove to Doyle that his magic tricks were illusions. Doyle refused to accept this as he believed Houdini actually had supernatural powers.

  4. The Westcar Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian document has the first known account of magic. In it, King Khufu asks for a magician called Dedi. Dedi pulls the heads off a goose, a duck and an ox and then restores them to life. It might actually be ‘the oldest trick in the book’.

  5. A magician with the name of Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, who was asked by Louis-Napoleon to suppress a possible rebellion in French-controlled Algeria using his magic tricks and he succeed in doing so.

  6. The Tupac "hologram" was actually just the same sixteenth century magic trick Disneyland has used in The Haunted Mansion for over 50 years.

  7. As a child Woody liked to play the clarinet and perform magic tricks.

  8. Arthur Conan Doyle author of Sherlock Holmes was convinced Harry Houdini had supernatural powers even as Houdini performed his illusions in front of Doyle and subsequently tried to convince him he was only doing magic tricks.

  9. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes author) became heavily into Spiritualism and had a falling out with Harry Houdini because he refused to believe that Houdini's magic tricks were just illusions.

  10. Foreigners should not practice "magic tricks" in the Congo as spirits, magic, and sorcery are all taken very seriously by locals who believe in animism and witchcraft. Many street kids in Congo become homeless because their families thought they were sorcerers

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Growing up, Steve Martin worked at Disneyland first selling guidebooks and lassos before working in Merlin's Magic Shop. He used the lassos tricks he picked up in the film, Three Amigos.

Orson Welles spent the last nine years of his life working on a TV special where he did magic tricks with guests such as Angie Dickinson. After his death in 1985, the footage was given to the Munich Film Museum, which made a 27-minute cut that was shown at festivals but never released on video.

Penn and Teller performed magic tricks in Run DMC's "It's Tricky" video

The earliest known example of a manufactured prop used in a magic trick is the blow book. Popularised after the invention of the printing press, these "magic" coloring books were used in the 16th century to refute the existence of witchcraft.

Super Bowl XXIII's halftime show was 3D magic tricks performed by an Elvis impersonator.

Teller is the only magician to successfully sue someone for copying his magic trick

According to a recent study, babies actually learn from watching magic tricks due to a natural born understanding of how objects are supposed to behave.

In the 18th century illusionists used magic lanterns to trick people into thinking that they had summoned up spirits of people. Many people thought the projections were real dreams, visions, apparitions, ghosts, and the devil.

James Randi and Ed Lu performed a magic trick in space

The word "woo:" a term used by skeptics to denote pseudo-scientific descriptions and is "believed to have come from the onomatopoeia "woooooo!" as a reaction to dimmed lights or magic tricks."

Clone, the magic trick that fooled even Penn and Teller, that allows you to transfer a persons signature from one piece of paper to anther, Playing Card, piece of money, document, etc... - fact check

The word "woo:" a term used by skeptics to denote pseudo-scientific descriptions and is "believed to have come from the onomatopoeia "woooooo!" as a reaction to dimmed lights or magic tricks."

Muhammad Ali had a personal magician who travelled with him and taught him magic tricks.

Magic is cool because of a phenomenon called change blindness where obvious stuff is overlooked when attention gets disrupted. Magic’s classic coin behind the ears, not the only ones there to make cool tricks happen.

Steven Martin's first job was at Disneyland, selling guidebooks on weekends, during his free time he frequented the Main Street Magic shop. By 1960, he had mastered several of the tricks and illusions, and took a paying job at the Magic shop in Fantasyland in August.

A magician once chopped his wife's head off after a magic tricks went wrong - fact check

The 1956 Magic Trick That Sent BBC Viewers Into a Panic - fact check

Magic trick: Adventure: Person inserting stick to his nose: By prasoon prakasan:Don't try to imitate

Guy Mercilessly Reveals The Secrets Behind His Friend's Magic Tricks - fact check

In the late 90s a masked magician appeared on a FOX special Breaking the Magician's Code. Revealing many magic tricks. Some magicians tried to sue him for ruining their acts but magic tricks are not protected under copyright laws. You can find the show on Netflix.

Hugh Jackman worked as a 'crappy' birthday clown named 'Coco' before he became famous. He admits that he does not know magic tricks and was one time told off by a 6 year old that he is terrible. - fact check

"Sherlock Holmes" author Arthur Conan Doyle insisted up until his death that close friend Harry Houdini's tricks were truly supernatural, even though Houdini repeatedly denied to Doyle that there was any magic involved whatsoever.

When The Three Stooges began to appear on children's shows in the late 1950s, kids started poking each other in the eyes. Upon hearing this, they went on television and showed how the eye-pokes were done in a way that nobody got hurt. To the kids watching, it was like learning a magic trick.

25 SIMPLE PSYCHOLOGY TRICKS THAT WORKS LIKE MAGIC Do you ever wish that you could read people’s mind? Or do you wanted to be confident and comfortable among people? There are very little things you can do to control your relationships or could be liked among people.

Malala Yousafzai Showing her magical tricks on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert