A big part of a lot of sleight of hand tricks (i.e. coin, ball, and sponge tricks) is the ability to hold something in your hand without anybody seeing it or knowing that it's there. The trick is that people believe, I don't know why, but it's ingrained in us, that you have to use your whole hand to hold something. Once this initial misdirection is achieved, all manner of effects with any object smaller than your own hands may be accomplished. Fooling the eyes is easier than it should be. I know a couple of coin tricks, and I don't think that I'm incredibly bad with them, but... in the mirror, sometimes I notice that I didn't even see where the Sacajawea dollar went to.

Big, glitzy stage shows are fantastic to watch, that's for sure, but little tricks with the hands, that fool your eyes every time you see them... Those just make me feel like I'm 8 years old. It's crazy.