This is a trick which can only be performed when the sun shines, but it

The Glass Directs The Sun's Rays

The Glass Directs The Sun's Rays

The Glass Directs the Sun's Rays is a good one. Procure a clear glass bottle and stick a pin in the lower end of the cork. Attach a thread to the pin and tie a small weight to the end of the thread so it will hang inside the bottle when the cork is in place. Inform your audience that you will sever the thread and cause the weight to drop without removing the cork.

All that is required to perform the feat is to hold a magnifying glass so as to direct the sun's rays on the thread. The thread will quickly burn and the weight fall.