'Nerves of Steel' Impossible Bottle

'Nerves of Steel' Impossible Bottle

The ultimate impossibility - a perfectly sealed deck of cards in a bottle, impaled by a solid steel bolt..


The deck of playing cards contains all 52 cards in order, as well as both jokers. It is perfectly sealed in its cellophane/plastic wrapping. There is a small 'window' cut into the side of the box which clearly shows the playing cards inside.


The steel bolt is solid, made from a single piece, and completely impales the deck. It is secured in place with a washer and a nut at each end. There is just 1cm clearance between each ends of the bolt and the sides of the bottle, with no room to manoeuvre.


The bottle is a completely normal glass bottle like any you would buy. It has not been sawn, cut, melted or altered in any way. Everything you see inside the glass bottle has been meticulously placed there by hand.