David Kwong is a self-proclaimed “word nerd,” and he’s also the quintessential alternative magician. Instead of sparkly suits and white tigers, he uses the periodic table, Scrabble tiles, and crossword puzzles in his magic show. He talked to Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen about alt-magic, the new magic-caper film Now You See Me, and shared some some Scrabble skills. He also performed a trick.
This is both a profoundly boring and also completely surprising magic trick. (Unless you presume the markers are fake.)
I’ll send $20 via Paypal to the first person who can explain this to me.
The magician instructs Kurt which animal to color each time. He does this after Kurt has uncapped the marker. He probably knows which color’s been uncapped, maybe by the sound it makes?