TWO magic wands with tassels are used for this great reaction-getter! This is a classic magic trick, part of the successful and entertaining programs of professional magicians for many years. And for a good reason- it's an amazing trick!
See if you can follow this: hold the two wands in one of your hands. When you pull the short tassel on one wand, the long tassel on the other wand becomes shorter! What?? So you do it again- pull the short tassel on one wand, the long tassel on the other wand goes up. You repeat this until your audience eagerly shouts out that "the wands are connected" at the end held in your hand. BUT NO!! Amazingly, when the wands are completely separated, there is no connecting cord- yet even though the wands are clearly separated, pulling on the short tassel of one STILL makes the long tassel on the other become shorter!
Your audience will scream with delight! SO SIMPLE TO DO- if you can pull the tassel on the wand, you can do the trick!