An ingenious ungimmicked Paul Harris Astonishment with a normal pack of matches.
A spectator writes the initials of someone she loves on both sides of a paper match. The match is lit and goes up in flames... her personal INITIALS are clearly seen to completely burn away to a BLACK CRISP.
A fresh SECOND match is then examined and lit... her incinerated INITIALS impossibly re-appear on this SECOND FLAMING MATCH! They're really her exact same initials that were just seen destroyed with the first match!
Everything can be examined. No palming. Completely self-contained.
Experience the brilliant burn of the Smoking-i today!
* Inspired by Paul's kid sister Janet... where during eye surgery, wisps of smoke came out of her eyeball!