This is the trick Anthony performed for Penn & Teller. While it didn’t fool them, it fools everyone else! If you are looking for a closer for your close-up or parlor show, look no further. This routine is extremely easy to perform, and creates a truly magical moment for your audience.
You bring out a bowl of ordinary walnuts (really!).
You ask someone to select ANY CARD in the deck (really!).
You take some walnuts out of the bowl and place them into a row on the table.
You spell out the card and land on a walnut.
You crack open the walnut and the chosen card is folded up inside the walnut.
Clean, straight-forward, impossible magic. There is NO sleight of hand, and no funny or unnatural moves. The spectator has a 100% free selection of any card in the deck (they can change their mind as often as they like), and the card just ends up in the walnut… simple as that.