One of the most notorious tricks in all of magic is the famous bullet catch. The trick dates back to the 1500s and has a rather morbid history. Over 20 magicians have died attempting to perform this feat, including Chung Ling Soo (see Object 20). One of the most impressive versions was performed by the legendary U.S. magic duo Penn & Teller, who have worked together for 45 years and still have their own show in Las Vegas. Their version upped the ante by using two guns and two bullets – doubling the danger. Penn & Teller simultaneously shoot at each other, catching the bullets in their mouths. During their act they wear bulletproof vests and helmets. These are the ballistic helmets they used. Although we are proud to display them, the duo are not members of our society.
Penn & Teller Bullet Catch helmets
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