Penn and Teller – Recent Nail Gun Trick
One of the most recent tricks of Penn and Teller involves a powered Nail gun with a quantity of missing nails from the series of nails in its magazine. Penn begins by firing several nails (presumably real) into a board in front of him. He then proceeds to turn the nail gun on himself several times while suffering no injuries. His patter builds as he oscillates between firing blanks at himself and firing nails into the board. While performing he explains that the trick is merely memorization, but the lone fact that he does not flinch when he could fire a nail into his hand is the trick. He concludes the act by saying, “The greatest trick is this”, while putting the nail gun up to his neck, and fires without blinking.