Russian Roulette Knife Cup
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Russian Roulette Knife Cup Test Footage is a shock video that was featured on Running the Gauntlet in 2013. The clip depicts Brian Brushwood, a known magician, speaking about his magic trick where a knife is positioned onto a spinning table, pointed up, then covered with a cup, also covering the other three spots on the table with them. The table is then spun fast enough so that one loses track of the cup that has the knife underneath. Brian implies his objective is actually to get the knife, by way of him succeeding in his "psychic selection" of a cup.
After the table stops, Brian slams his hand onto a cup, which just so happens to be the one containing the knife. The knife appears to be piercing through his hand, with a certain amount of blood surrounding its exit point. After that, the video cuts to a scene of him looking at the camera with bandage on the injured hand, saying "ta-da!". The footage was revealed to be fake, and there is a video of him explaining the trick.
NOTE: The following video contains graphic content!
- Brian Explaining his Magic Trick: youtube.com/watch?v=6bPeM5Uv6zQ