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Mikael Eriksson
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I saw a magician show an unsolved Rubik's Cube, and then he tossed it up into the air, and when it came down it was solved. He showed every side of the cube before he did it.

Anyone know where this can be bought?



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I believe Hank Lee carries it and so does Daryl. Ed Alonzo put out a version using the same principle, but with the mini cubes. You would show a small scrambled cube and pop it in your mouth then make all these contortions as if you were somehow spinning the sides with your tongue. You open you mouth and out comes the solved cube.
It's easy to do and quite a fooler. Also, Garrett Thomas has a take on this that's quite startling so you might look him up.

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Hank Lee does carry it as "The Enchanted Cube".

http://www.hanklee.org/xcart/customer/pr......p;page=1
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The mental image of solving the the mini cube in the mouth while seated at a singles bar came to mind instantly.
It's potential is... staggering.
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Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

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Thank you all. I think "The Enchanted Cube" is exactly what I'm looking for!



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On 2005-06-07 10:28, Patrick Differ wrote:
The mental image of solving the the mini cube in the mouth while seated at a singles bar came to mind instantly.
It's potential is... staggering.


You've hit on the tagline I used to say when I did it... I would look out at the audience: "Ladies, I just solved a rubik's cube... with my tongue... please see me aterwards... and form one line."
I didn't always do mentalism.

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I think Garret Thomas has the best handling of this. I don't know if he's published it yet, but when he does, you should check it out. Look's great.
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On 2005-06-14 10:55, Paul Sherman wrote:
I think Garret Thomas has the best handling of this. I don't know if he's published it yet, but when he does, you should check it out. Look's great.

Paul, folks

Such statements merely encourage IP theft.

Perhaps the guy has no intention of publishing?
What next, someone who's seen the routine will tip the guy's work?
Or better yet publish a "legitimate variation".


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Would you be able to put this in your mouth and solve it.
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"I don't know if he's published it yet, but when he does, you should check it out." (emphasis added)

We're discussing an effect (one not original with Garret, by the way), I mention that I've seen a handling that I think surpasses all others and that when it is made available those interested in the effect should check it out. If other people take that as license to steal Garret's work or publish "legitimate variations", that is decidedly their failing and not mine. I don't appreciate you comparing my behavior with theirs or suggesting that my comments support or encourage "IP theft", when it's clear that the blame falls on those who are the actual "thieves".

Not that I think it should even enter into this discussion, but Garret himself told me 1) the seeds of the method were available on the internet to those who were heavily into "cubing" and 2) that he won't be publishing the method until the guy who invented the "move" has the chance to use it competitively.

And I will now reiterate that anyone interested in this effect will be doing themselves a favor by checking out Garret Thomas' handling when he makes it available. It is by far the best I've seen.

Paul
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I don't guess you'd be able to inspect that cube after the feat.
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On 2005-06-14 13:07, blazes816 wrote:
Would you be able to put this in your mouth and solve it.

That version is Ed Alonzo's Oral Fix-sational

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On 2005-08-10 14:28, Airborne Ranger wrote:
I don't guess you'd be able to inspect that cube after the feat.

That's one of the great advantages.

I've always thought a great presentation for this would be to say that you've worked hard to develop your intelligence and analysis skills, only to realize that this didn't impress women. So, you began looking long and hard for a stunt that would let you use your brains, but still impress the ladies. This is what you came up with . . .
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These look really cool, Tthink I'll look them up in the review area
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