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 Post subject: Test your Magic Knowlege
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:12 pm 
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If you can get even half of these questions right I will have great respect for you. Google does not work I already checked all the quetions.

1. What was the Emsly count orignal name? (easy)

2. Dai Vernons real name? (medium)

3. Roberto Giobbis( Card College ) full name? ( medium )

4. Dai Vernons card bible? (Hard)

IF YOU HAVE ANY GOOD QUESTIONS THEN don't PM ME.


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 Post subject: Re: Test your Magic Knowlege
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:23 pm 
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pookie wrote:
If you can get even half of these questions right I will have great respect for you. Google does not work I already checked all the quetions.

1. What was the Emsly count orignal name? (easy)

The Ghost Count

2. Dai Vernons real name? (medium)

David Verner

3. Roberto Giobbis (Card College) full name? (medium)

4. Dai Vernons card bible? (Hard)

Expert At The Card Table

IF YOU HAVE ANY GOOD QUESTIONS THEN don't PM ME.


Also confirming Google doesn't work.


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 Post subject: Re: Test your Magic Knowlege
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:24 pm 
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aidanerrickson wrote:
pookie wrote:
If you can get even half of these questions right I will have great respect for you. Google does not work I already checked all the quetions.

1. What was the Emsly count orignal name? (easy)

The Ghost Count

2. Dai Vernons real name? (medium)

David Verner

3. Roberto Giobbis (Card College) full name? (medium)

4. Dai Vernons card bible? (Hard)

Expert At The Card Table

IF YOU HAVE ANY GOOD QUESTIONS THEN don't PM ME.


Exacly what i was thinking!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:31 pm 
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The problem with a quiz like this is that the answers are right below. Personally, I did a report for school on Dai Vernon. As he isn't too well known to laymen, I had quite a time convincing my speech teacher to allow me to do the report. But he eventually said it was okay, and I gave a speech on the professor. I also performed a short ACR, as it was the effect he used to fool Houdini.

I have a question for you pookie, do you know why it (elmsley count) was called the ghost count in the first place?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:28 am 
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fallingblood wrote:
The problem with a quiz like this is that the answers are right below. Personally, I did a report for school on Dai Vernon. As he isn't too well known to laymen, I had quite a time convincing my speech teacher to allow me to do the report. But he eventually said it was okay, and I gave a speech on the professor. I also performed a short ACR, as it was the effect he used to fool Houdini.

I have a question for you pookie, do you know why it (elmsley count) was called the ghost count in the first place?



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:38 am 
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I heard Alex Elmsley actually referred to it simply as "Counting Four as Four"

The names came about some time later.

Vernon's complete full name was David Frederick Wingfield Verner


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The reason that I've been told that it was called the ghost count is because of the effect it was used for. I can't remember the exact effect, but I believe it had to do with blank cards, and tombstones drawn on one of them.


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This is magic trivia, not magic knowledge.


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henryh wrote:
This is magic trivia, not magic knowledge.
The difference being what?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:24 pm 
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IMO.......

Magic Knowledge is something useful (like knowing how to do a slieght). Magic Trivia is useless information about the sleights. It has nothing to do with being able to perform well.

Ben Winter


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:47 pm 
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curlyclimber222 wrote:
IMO.......

Magic Knowledge is something useful (like knowing how to do a sleight). Magic Trivia is useless information about the sleights. It has nothing to do with being able to perform well.

Ben Winter

I guess it is like the same reason we have a history of music, or history of paintings. Its just sort of so we can know more about the art we are representing and performing. I consider magic as an art, and thus should be treated as one - with respect and understanding.


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Facts like these are used to separate actual magicians and people interested in magic, from people who just want to know the secrets on various magician only sections on websites. Answering those may not be a smart thing.


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i believe the answer to the third question (which is the only one i know - if it is correct) is "grosse kartenschule" which is german meaning "big card school". although roberto giobbi is an italian name, he originally published this in german. funnily, the german version is much more expensive than the english counterpart.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:13 pm 
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These may be questions for entering a site, but they are not Trivia, someone seriously interested in magic, will also study the history not just information on sleights. That is what will seperate those truly interested in the art from the casual hobbyist who wants to fool a few people or friends.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:16 pm 
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trivia...ghost count i know...but come on...u need to get a life...possibly a girl


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