This Man Shows Us How to Cut String with Your Hand

At first, when he shows us very quickly, it’s amazing to see. It looks like magic, honestly! Then he slows down to show us step-by-step how he pulls off this miraculous trick.

Start by pulling out a piece of string; it should be anchored to the ground somehow. This man (whose name is Scott) wraps the string around his foot to keep it taunt. The other end of the string should be in your hand (whether it’s loose or in dispenser) so you can control it.

Wrap your hand around the string, palm first. It should wrap all the way around once, so the string is layered on top of itself. This is where the friction comes in; rub your hand up and down, so the string is rubbing against itself.

You should only have to do this for about two or three seconds before the string will break under the friction.