A piece of thick red colored rope, about 40″ long, is displayed and coiled over the magician’s hand to prove it is just an ordinary rope. The magician now stretches the rope between his two hands, horizontally, and pretends to hypnotize the rope. One hand is now released, and the rope stands rigid like a stick. The magician merely blows on the rope, and it falls down limp once again.
Easy to do!