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The Origins of Wonder

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stephenminch Added Tenyo and Goshman information received from Max Maven.
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 Less than a year after this, Jesse J. Lybarger contributed "​Phantom Balls" to //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​33823/​Linking+Ring/​5|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 5 No. 2, Oct. 1926, p. 33. His trick also has a ball vanishing from the performer'​s hand and appearing with another in a spectator'​s. Less than a year after this, Jesse J. Lybarger contributed "​Phantom Balls" to //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​33823/​Linking+Ring/​5|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 5 No. 2, Oct. 1926, p. 33. His trick also has a ball vanishing from the performer'​s hand and appearing with another in a spectator'​s.
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 +Until the 1970s, the sponge used for such routines was natural sea sponge and various synthetic sponge materials. All these were quite dense and heavy, and did not compress very well. That changed when Tenyo came out with a much, much softer material that compressed extremely well. Albert Goshman jumped in at that point to manufacture items using this new synthetic sponge in the U.S. Today virtually all sponge products for magicians are made of that lighter-composition material.
  
 Also see [[misc:​sponge_rabbits|Sponge Rabbits]]. Also see [[misc:​sponge_rabbits|Sponge Rabbits]].
  
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