Curioser
Curioser
written by Karl Fulves
1980
Work of Jeff Busby & Alex Elmsley & Karl Fulves
61 pages (Spiralbound), Selfpublished
Language: English
(44 entries)
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Karl Fulves Introduction on mathematical magic 1
Paul Curry The Disappearing Rabbit varied by "Rabbit Reunion" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 2
Karl Fulves Rabbit Reunion Curry's effect with 2 rabbits vanishing one by one inspired by "The Disappearing Rabbit" (Paul Curry, 1980) 6
Karl Fulves Notes By Karl Fulves on Curry's effect see also "The Disappearing Rabbit" (Paul Curry, 1980) 9
Karl Fulves The Moving Pip pip missing on card that is cut in pieces, when re-arranged pip moved see also "Five Into Four" (Karl Fulves, 1971) 9
Karl Fulves Powerdox rectangle puzzle, two pieces one by one removed but still a rectangle inspired by "Paradox" (Mitsunobu Matsuyama, 1979) 10
Martin Gardner Euclid's Vanish number of objects drawn on a slate changes from seven to six varied by "The Geometric Slate" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 11
Karl Fulves The Geometric Slate three-way multiple out prediction inspired by "Euclid's Vanish" (Martin Gardner, 1980) 12
Karl Fulves Dice on Slate idea in which dice drawn on slate become real 12
Jeff Busby A Problem And An Interesting Sidelight reflection problem: how to make stay stack with one cut and one shuffle
The Solution: pack(et) torn in half and one half reversed via Klondike Shuffle
13
Gene Finnell Klondike as Faro Substitute see also "Finnell's Card Magic" 13
Jeff Busby Interesting Sidelight dealing stay stack into any number of piles retains stay stack, with tables how to pick up the piles for up to five piles
- General Rules For Pick Ups
- Added Notes
see also "Stay Stack Dealing Property" (Persi Diaconis, 2015) 14
Jeff Busby Red-Black Stay Stacks Same Color Reflection, Opposite Color Reflection 20
Jeff Busby Cyclical Stack <-> Stay Stack 21
Jeff Busby The Constant Straight Routine straights show up despite shuffling and mixing, seven phases, with packet see also "Polar Repulsion Straights" (Jeff Busby, 1980) 21
Jeff Busby Polar Repulsion Straights "The same as Constant Straight Routine only more so!" see also "The Constant Straight Routine" (Jeff Busby, 1980) 24
Jeff Busby Double Reflection Stack stay stack in which each half is mirrored in itself, no application 26
Jeff Busby The Insane Australian packet hidden, card at same position noted in rest 26
Jeff Busby Klondike & Down/Under Formula see Notes 27
Jeff Busby No Commercial Potential Klondike Shuffle and Down/Under Deal inspired by "Isaac's Law" (Karl Fulves, Magic and Spells Quarterly),
see also "Second Law" (Karl Fulves, 1970)
28
Alex Elmsley Liar's Matrix 0-1-combinations, 1 bit changed in any line gives a unique line 29
Alex Elmsley The Octal Pencil Liar's Matrix, spectator selects number column and reads out print color lying on one of them 30
Alex Elmsley Honesty Test Liar's Matrix, spectator selects word column and reads out print color lying on one of them 31
Alex Elmsley & Colin Lewry Pack Of Lies Liar's Matrix, spectator selects card column and reads out their colors, lying on one of them, different methods:
- Mnemonic Method
- No Memory
- And Again
- Lewry's Lie Detector
see also "A Four-Bit Trick" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 33
Alex Elmsley Blind Stud cards are cut and dealt out, things about hands are revealed with back turned, gray code to base 4 36
Alex Elmsley Tell Me Three Times three cards chosen and called out, on one of them is lied, stack 37
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied see also "Unstacked Parity" (Roy Walton, 1980),
varied by "Parity Notes" (Charles Hudson, 1980),
also published as "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1979)
38
Karl Fulves Gray Codes 39
Karl Fulves No Tables, No Charts binary numbers & gray code 42
Karl Fulves A Four-Bit Trick card in square layout of face-up/face-down cards turned over and divined see also "Pack Of Lies" (Alex Elmsley & Colin Lewry, 1980) 43
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card varied by "The Square Ring" (Sam Schwartz & Karl Fulves, 1980),
"Forced March" (Sam Schwartz, 1980),
also published as "Hex Squared" (Karl Fulves, 1971)
44
Karl Fulves Kreskin's Lost $20,000 Challenge 44
Karl Fulves Auto Abacus gray code on one way backs inspired by "The Abacus Card Trick" (Roy Walton, 1970) 46
Karl Fulves The Auto Abacus Trick gray code on one way backs, "The 52-Card Deck" inspired by "The Abacus Card Trick" (Roy Walton, 1970) 49
Karl Fulves Reflection stay stack & gray code 50
Unknown Silk Chain Prediction 51
Karl Fulves Red Less Black spectator separates colors from back, number of errors are called, performer then names all cards 51
Karl Fulves A Gray Code Problem turning blocks over followed by faro shuffles, 4-card-groups examined regarding uniqueness of face-up/down distribution 52
Karl Fulves Not Reflected ace-5 of hearts and diamonds shuffled and dealt, pairs removed, all other cards match, elaboration of red-black-relationship principle 53
Sam Schwartz Forced March 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card inspired by "Hex Squared" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 54
Sam Schwartz & Karl Fulves The Square Ring 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, only 3 instructions inspired by "Hex Squared" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 55
Father Cyprian The No-Name Game deck cut and top four cards distributed, replaced, 4 blackjack games played and the 4 spectators' cards make perfect hands 56
Charles Hudson Parity Notes inspired by "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1980) 59
Roy Walton Unstacked Parity no stack version inspired by "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1980) 60