Magic Trick: The Adhesive Dice

Two ivory dice are handed out for examination. Then the conjurer places one on top of the other, being careful that the number of spots on the faces are the same. He requests some one to take hold of the top die and, without touching the lower one, to lift them from the table. This the audience find difficult to do, and yet when the conjurer takes hold they both are raised together. The secret is, that while the audience are busy trying the trick, the conjurer quietly wets a finger in his mouth. This he passes over the face of one die, and then the two will adhere. The notion of having similar spots together are like "the flowers that bloom in the spring"; that has no bearing on the trick and is only for effect.

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