When you shake the game, the short length of fine chain creates different faces for the person. Faces may look bizarre, happy or sad, depending on how the chain settles. This amusing novelty is made by EPESO, West Germany.

The butterfly is much more than a magnetic decoration. The magnets on the back are positioned so that the butterfly will balance hovering horizontally defying gravity and supported only by the tip of its nose. For example, it will balance on a wine glass, as in the illustration on the back of the butterfly, or on a finger tip. Made in Great Britain by Tobar Limited, Norfolk.

The butterfly is much more than a magnetic decoration. The magnets on the back are positioned so that the butterfly will balance hovering horizontally defying gravity and supported only by the tip of its nose. For example, it will balance on a wine glass, as in the illustration on the back of the butterfly, or on a finger tip. Made in Great Britain by Tobar Limited, Norfolk.

Show this to your friend and explain that to see the best effect they need to hold the kaleidoscope against their eye and slowly rotate it. What they don’t realize is that they will end up with a black ring around their eye from the soot on the end of the kaleidoscope.

A teacup and spoon are handed for examination. The cup is then filled with tea and the spoon placed inside. After a short period the spoon flies up into the air. The illustrated instructions explain what makes the joke work. This is a Demon Series joke sold by Davenports. The illustrated advertisement is from a Davenports catalogue.

The directions tell you to place one or two in a fingerbowl filled with water and watch the result. The effect is magical as the flowers absorb water and grow into impressive blooms. Made in Occupied Japan. The illustrated advertisement for New Japanese Water Flowers is from a Davenport catalogue.