David Blaine in Bryant Park

…Houndini’s tricks had an element of action to them. Escape!

I’m completely stumped. How did Blaine turn that empty can into a full can of beer? I KNOW it’s a trick yet I watched him do it. The can was never out of sight the whole time. How was that done?

On the other hand…what was the big deal about the hankerchief and the nail? So he whacked a nail into a board…didn’t seem very “magical” to me. Hiding a blunt object in the palm of one’s hand and placing a rag over it to pound a nail in seemed lame to me.

While we’re at it, how did Blaine stick his hand through the plate glass shop window to retrieve the watch?