A man’s “magic trick” with a packet of sugar left viewers completely baffled. Footage that has gone massively viral online shows the man standing in front of what appears to be a petrol pump. He tears open the sachet and pours the sugar into his left hand, which has been clenched into a fist. Holding the empty sachet in his mouth, he throws the sugar into the air. Then, in a move that has intrigued millions, the man appears to “catch” the sugar in his right hand. The video shows him putting the sugar back in the bag to complete his trick.
According to ladbible, the video was first shared on TikTok by user @jadon.ray, where it exploded with over 6.5 million views. On Twitter, the video has been viewed 5.4 million times. Watch it below and see if you can figure out the trick that lost millions:
I watched this 57 times and still can’t figure it out ???????? (via jadon.ray/TT) pic.twitter.com/TjsFrm7Udg
— Overtime (@overtime) February 25, 2022
Many viewers expressed confusion over the magic trick, while others claimed to have cracked the mystery.
“The only thing I can think of is someone off camera handing him something,” one person wrote in the comments section.
The only thing I can think of is someone off camera handing him something????, you should never assume someone isn’t helping during a sleight of hand. Dude’s good, watched multiple times after each hand, this is the only time he appears offsite. pic.twitter.com/5juRfzkTS3
— Orange and white (@MJediStarkiller) February 25, 2022
“I’m married to a professional magician and I have to say that’s exceptional. Wow,” said another.
I am married to a professional magician and I have to say this is exceptional. wow. https://t.co/cQhcIgDk7k
— Alexandra Tran (@LexWojTran) February 26, 2022
The general consensus, however, was that the man was aided in his trick by a fake thumb in which he hid sugar.
Looks like that thumb bought it at the gas station… pic.twitter.com/h2jcvqVWys
— SfDiv52 (@1SFDIV) February 25, 2022
He uses a false thumb inserted the hand is faster than the eyes he pours the sugar into the thumb which he grips with his left hand he slides his right thumb into it then he grabs it with his right hand and pours it out of the false thumb
— King3x16 (@king3x16) February 25, 2022
The false thumb is exchanged from one hand to the other to fill with sugar. pic.twitter.com/UMorvskTLe
— Aliens (@FiftyOneFifty6) February 25, 2022
Here is this fake piece of thumb in the hand in which he pours the sugar. Thus, the false thumb captures most of the sugar.
Then he quickly slides that fake thumb, full of sugar, onto his right hand. pic.twitter.com/yQVKJXbHFm
— brian fidler (@brianfidler) February 25, 2022
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