# Paradoxes of Size: A Treatise on Geometric Vanishes

Peter Prevos |

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Geometry is one of the most logical human pursuits that leads to logical outcomes. Geometry can also be deceiving, and magicians use it to create the illusion of magic. This ebook discusses magic tricks based on geometric vanishes, also known as the Missing Square Puzzle. These magic tricks have recently become wildly popular with millions of views on YouTube.

Geometric magic tricks evolved from a mathematical error to an apparent paradox. Magicians have added layers of deception to turn mathematics into a piece of theatre. This book discusses the history and principles of the three types of geometric vanishes:

- The Vanishing Leprechaun
- The Curry Paradox
- The Tangram Paradox

Each chapter is richly illustrated to give the reader insight into how these tricks work. The book also contains various templates that you can use to create your own geometric magic tricks, such as the Greatest Wall.

Paradoxes of Size: A Treatise on Geometric Vanishes

This book discusses the history and principles of the three types of geometric vanishes: The Vanishing Leprechaun, the Curry Paradox and the Tangram Paradox.

## Geometric Vanishes videos

Magic tricks based on geometric vanishes are quite popular on the internet. This playlists curates some of the best examples of combining geometry with magic tricks.

## Other Geometric Magic Tricks

The Gozinta Boxes is another famous magic trick that uses geometry. The basic effect is a topological mystery where two boxes fit inside each other. The method for this trick is a clever application of geometry.

Lubor Fiedler discovered the principle behind the gozinta box when tidying his house. He placed two empty boxes into each other and noticed how they seemed to fit almost perfectly. This real-life situation inspired him to develop the Lubor Die, which later became known as the Gozinta Boxes.

If you are interested in magic and geometry then you will thoroughly enjoy The Box Goes-in-da-Box. This book provides a detailed account of the history, mathematics and performance of this enigmatic trick.

The Box Goes-in-da Box: A Treatise on the Gozinta Boxes

This ebook describes the history and mathematics of the Gozinta Boxes, a three-dimensional geometric paradox, by Lubor Fielder.

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