The performer borrows any paper bill (currency) from a spectator and holding both of its ends with his finger tips, freely displays it front and back. A spectator is then immediately asked to pick up a liquid filled glass and raise it to chest height for all to see.
The performer then brings the left end of the now outstretched flat bill into the slightest momentary contact with the bottom of the liquid filled glass, at which time the spectator is told to release their hold on the glass. To everyone’s immediate astonishment, the performer also releases his left hand’s hold on the bill directly under the glass.
The liquid filled glass is now seen to be suspended on the very end of the bill, nothing collapses, nothing spills, nothing falls to the ground, all remains suspended in mid air, both the left end of the bill and the liquid filled glass upon it.
Taking hold of the bill’s left end, the performer now holds the bill flat between the finger tips of both hands and proceeds to instruct the spectator to lift the glass up and off the bill and to reposition it back down on the bills opposite end. Instantly a second aerial suspension is seen to occur, for the performers right hand is no longer in contact with the bill, having fully released their hold on the bill.
The liquid filled glass is now seen to be suspended on the right end of the bill. Once again nothing collapses, nothing spills, nothing falls to the floor, all remains suspended in mid air, both the right end of the bill and the liquid filled glass.
Upon completion of this second aerial suspension the glass is immediately removed by the spectator from atop the outstretched bill, the borrowed bill is then returned to its owner.
Can also be performed with a borrowed newspaper/magazine clipping, folded handkerchief, paper napkin or even a small paper note, etc.
Other objects besides a glass may also be suspended including, a Smart Phone, deck of cards, small toy, food, or even many sizes of filled beverage can’s, etc.
May be performed as an impromptu walk around effect in addition to entertaining small groups.
Easy to master:
Involves no sleeve work, may be performed shirtless.
No threads, wires, magnets or mirrors involved.
No mechanics, nothing to break, no parts to replace.
Aways ready to perform, fits in most pockets.
All items are borrowed during presentation.
May be instantly repeated.