15 Interesting Facts About Magic for Kids

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Facts About Magic

Whether it is about organizing your child’s birthday party or making a dull get-together more lively and happening, magic goes a long way. Even the most common tricks, such as pulling a rabbit from a hat, vanishing balls using cups, or sawing a woman in half can astonish the audience and make their hearts beat faster in anticipation. Did you know that the secret behind these magic tricks lies in deceptive props? Here are some other interesting facts about magic for kids to explore this marvellous world. 

Amazing Facts About Magic

1. The term magic comes from the Greek word magoi, referring to a Median tribe in Persia and their religion Zoroastrianism. 

2. The Cups and Balls trick dates back to ancient Egypt

3. A standard deck of playing cards contains 52 cards. There are about 8,065 ways to arrange them in a deck. Magicians exploit these combinations to create magic tricks. 

4. Magic tricks are based on the art of illusion. 

5. The famous words of every magician hocus pocus are derived from the name of a sorcerer in Norse mythology, called Ochus Bochus. 

6. Evidence shows that more books are written about magic every year than any other performing art. 

7. The word abracadabra comes from an inscription that some people used to wear inside their amulets during the Black Plague to protect them from the disease. 

8. Houdini, the famous magician and escapist, died in 1926 on Halloween.

9. Some magicians prefer to be called illusionists as magic refers to something supernatural. 

10. David Copperfield is the richest magician in the world with a net worth of $800 million. 

11. Published in 1584, the Discoverie of Witchcraft is the first publication about magic tricks. 

12. Founded in 1922, the International Brotherhood of Magicians is the largest magic organization in the world. 

13. In the 19th century, Adelaide Herrmann, also known as the Queen of Magic, stunned her audience with the famous Disappearing Lady illusion.

14. Dorothy and Diane Herbert, known as the Great Lafayette and the Double Princess, were identical twin magicians of the early 20th century. 

15. In the late 90s, the famous television series Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed exposed the secrets behind numerous magic tricks. 


What was the first magic trick?

The first ever recorded magic trick was cups and balls, performed by a Magician called Dedi around 2,700 BC. 

Who is the father of magic?

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin is widely known as the father of magic. 

What is the oldest magic word?

Abracadabra is perhaps the most recognized and oldest magical phrase which has been around since the second century BCE. 

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