15 Secrets Behind Popular Magic Tricks

Catching a Bullet 1 of 16

It's probably no surprise that magic tricks are just that... tricks. Here we reveal the secrets behind some of the most popular and amazing magic tricks to be performed for an audience.

The bullet catch magic trick used to be much more dangerous, and many magicians actually died performing it. It used to be done with wax bullets or blank shells. Today the trick is usually done with a gun that doesn't actually fire a bullet at all. An audience member marks a bullet which a stage hand appears to load into the gun, but actually doesn't. He gives it to the magician who puts it in his mouth as he is donning his protective gear.