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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Water Bottle Trick
An African villager named Winston shows off his skills as a human water spout:



Apparently this isn't a magic trick, but rather an example of controlled regurgitation. The Human Marvels offers some background on the history of human water spout acts:

In the mid 17th century a Frenchman named Jean Royer was known for his regurgitating and spouting abilities. Another spouter, Blaise Manfre, was noted for his ability to drink water and regurgitate wine. Of course, his feat was accomplished by simply swallowing Brazil wood extract before the water which would then tint the liquid deep red. The regurgitation act was also common enough for Houdini to make mention of it, and his distaste for the act, in his book Miracle Mongers and Their Methods.

I've also previously posted about a similar act: Stevie Starr, the professional regurgitator.
Categories: Body Manipulation, Magic
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 08, 2009
Comments (2)
Ricky Jay describes some similar acts in his classic book, "Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women."
Posted by Big Gary  in  Agua Nuevo, Texas  on  Tue Sep 08, 2009  at  03:20 PM
The best I can do is drink through my nose. It's not hard to learn, but I advise only doing it with water... Something like soda kinda burns and milk gets yucky since it coats that area and it's hard to blow it out.
Posted by Taed  on  Wed Sep 09, 2009  at  12:44 AM
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