[Video Link] 2 teams of magicians get an hour to create original magic routines. Here's the catch: The routines must incorporate four [preselected] props (chopsticks, beach balls, erasers, fake oranges). After the hour is up, the magicians will perform their tricks before a panel of judges. Only one team can win. We call it...Wizard Wars.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.
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