Dutch Entertainer Sued Over Magic Trick

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A Dutch magician has threatened to tell the secret behind one of Penn & Teller's most famous bits. In this shadow illusion, an untouched rose falls apart as Teller cuts at the shadow with a knife. Teller tried to make the offer disappear by paying the Dutchman the $3,000. When that was refused, Teller sued.

LYNN NEARY, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Lynn Neary. A magician would never reveal his secrets, but he might reveal somebody else's. A Dutch magician has threatened to tell the secret behind one of Penn & Teller's most famous bits for $3,000. In this illusion, an untouched rose falls apart as Teller cuts at the shadow with a knife. Teller tried to make the offer disappear by paying the Dutchman the $3,000 himself. It was refused, so Teller sued. It's MORNING EDITION.

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