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Houdini had a challenge for anyone to show him a trick 3 times and he'd figure it out. Dai had a card rise to the top of the deck 3 times and Houdini didn't cath it.


Not quite. The challenge was that Houdini could figure out any trick shown to him at least three time. Vernon showed him the most basic ACR and did it 7 times. Houdini worked for days and couldn't figure the effect out. The reason was because Vernon showed him a version using a double backed card, which weren't the most common thing around. Once the word got out, everyone wanted to see the trick that fooled Houdini, so Vernon would change the trick from table to table and get away with the most basic effect because people were above trying to figure it out because it fooled Houdini. They thought that if it was that good, they would never be able to see it.


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Michael Ammar and Chuck Fayne were one of many students of The Professor.


Hehe, so are you saying that Michael Ammar and Chuck Fayne are the same person?? lol :P cos that's some serious facial makeup, better then Tarko. lol


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exodus wrote:
dstar wrote:
Houdini had a challenge for anyone to show him a trick 3 times and he'd figure it out. Dai had a card rise to the top of the deck 3 times and Houdini didn't cath it.


Not quite. The challenge was that Houdini could figure out any trick shown to him at least three time. Vernon showed him the most basic ACR and did it 7 times. Houdini worked for days and couldn't figure the effect out. The reason was because Vernon showed him a version using a double backed card, which weren't the most common thing around. Once the word got out, everyone wanted to see the trick that fooled Houdini, so Vernon would change the trick from table to table and get away with the most basic effect because people were above trying to figure it out because it fooled Houdini. They thought that if it was that good, they would never be able to see it.


I can't believe you told (about the DB card). You should have let them research it and find out about it themselves.


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Antoher fact about Dai is that he created The Brain Wave Deck.

Arkesus wrote:
spadesy wrote:
Michael Ammar and Chuck Fayne were one of many students of The Professor.


Hehe, so are you saying that Michael Ammar and Chuck Fayne are the same person?? lol :P cos that's some serious facial makeup, better then Tarko. lol


That's hilarious, although my grammer indicates pural.


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Dai Vernon is truely "The Professor". Period, end of story... thats all you have to know. He is probly as well known in magic (to us magicians) as Houdini!

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Dai Vernon is truely "The Professor". Period, end of story... thats all you have to know.-Vinnie


No. That is not all you have to know. Pick up a copy of The Magician and the Cardsharp. That is a start.
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Is Dai Vernon alive or dead?

BTW, didn't Dai invent the Linking Rings?


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Is Dai Vernon alive or dead?

Dead... Unfortunetly... :-(
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BTW, didn't Dai invent the Linking Rings?

Of coarse not! The linking rings have been around for centuries!!

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I just found out that there is a series of eight DVDs featuring Dai Vernon. These DVDs are taken from footage taken in 1982. The professor teaches on these dvds and one of the cohosts is Michael Ammar. I have ordered a copy for myself but have yet to recieve it. For those of you interested in seeing The Professor in action the dvd series is entitled "Dai Vernon Revelations" and is available in various magic shops other than penguin.


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That is one of the best sets of videos ever. I'm picking them all up shortly.


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It was also shot in St. John's Newfoundland.

And, the man who owned the company who originally produced it (Hans Zahn/Videonics) is a friend of my father.

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his name is david vernon his nickname was dai vernon after a newspaper spelling mistake.... so keep it in mind that his real name is David Vernon!


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 Post subject: who is dia vernon? what what?
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:shock: :shock: im pretty new to magic but blimey, dia vernon is a house hold name when it comes to magic. he was the maker of alot of the principles we use today? :D


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his name is david vernon his nickname was dai vernon after a newspaper spelling mistake.... so keep it in mind that his real name is David Vernon!


Well, almost... It's David Verner. David Frederick Wingfield Verner to be exact.

On the east coast Dai is pronounced "Day" as they knew him first as David. When he moved out west, the magicians had only read about him so they thought Dai was pronounced "Die." So, among the "old school" magicians who knew him you could sometimes tell where they knew him from by the way they pronounced his first name.

QUIZ: Where is Dai Vernon now?


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Answer: In a coffin. :lol:


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