You balance a cup on the edge of a playing card, credit card, business card, or any other type of card.
The Set Up:
There is really no set up. The entire stunt is done with practice.
Instead of balancing the cup on top of the card, you actually balance it on the card and your thumb.
Say, Have you ever seen a cup get hypnotized? Usually this cup is afraid of heights, but because I can hypnotize it, it won’t be. (Do a silly little wave of the hands and snap of the fingers to make it look like you are hypnotizing the cup.) Now, I will place this cup on top of the card and because it is not afraid of heights any-longer, it will balance. (Do the secret move.) After a bit of balancing take the cup down and say, I don’t want to leave him up there to long. What if he wakes up? Now, I will hypnotize you to give me a well deserved round of applause. (wave your hands and snap your fingers.) Take a bow.
Tips and Advice:
This trick has sight angles. Be careful of the people sitting to your left or to your right. It works best with your audience sitting straight on. Practice a lot before you use your mothers fine china.