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-====== Jumping Match or Toothpick (Pulse Detector) ====== 
-In this trick one match, resting on another, suddenly jumps, due to friction secretly applied on the supporting match by your fingernail. The trick appeared without attribution in Walter Gibson'​s column "After Dinner Tricks"​ in //​[[http://​​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1922-12-05-Duluth-Herald.pdf|The Duluth Herald Daily Magazine]]//,​ 1922. 
-It later found its way into books, for example Will Goldston'​s //​[[http://​​display/​18563/​Great+Tricks+Revealed/​45|Great Tricks Revealed]]//,​ 1935, p. 31. In the same year it was also included in an article on impromptu magic by Harry Blackstone in //​[[http://​​books?​id=tt4DAAAAMBAJ&​pg=PA242&​redir_esc=y#​v=onepage&​q&​f=false|Popular Mechanics]]//,​ 1935, p. 242. The article was ghost-written by Walter Gibson, see J. Randolph Cox's bibliography of Gibson, //​[[http://​​display/​21621/​Man+of+Magic+and+Mystery+A+Guide+to+the+Work+of+Walter+B+Gibson/​145|Man of Magic and Mystery]]//,​ 1988, p. 111 (where the article is listed but misdated as 1930). In //​[[http://​​display/​13140/​Greater+Magic/​858|Greater Magic]]//, 1938, p. 830, the trick was credited to William H. McCaffrey. 
-Corvello from Holland published "​Improved Jumping Match" in //​[[http://​​display/​16330/​The+Gen+Vol+09+No+03/​7|The Gen]]//, Vol. 9 No. 3, July 1953, p. 71, in which the flick is hidden even more due to a slight preparation of one match.