William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Monday, 29, November, 2010

Graduate School #30, The Bullet Catch

Filed under: Forensics,Teaching — williamthecoroner @ 16:48

I go to various forensic meetings, including the New England Seminar in Forensic Sciences at Colby College. While there is a set curriculum covering all forensic pathology topics, both topical and review, in the evening, I most prefer the “Roll Your Own” sessions. It is in those sessions that I found my 12 Days of Coroner’s Christmas had made it to the Antipodes, the dreaded MorBark 1300, and that nothing runs like a Deere.

I presented a case of granulomatous myocarditis and a historical review of the ‘cursed’ magic trick, the bullet catch, in which “12 have died”. [Actually, it’s about 14 now, but one of the deaths was from blunt force trauma, where the magician’s assistant beat the magician to death with the gun. I’m not sure that this counts as a cursed trick and as a moral about treating your assistant well.]The Bullet Catch The Heart of The Matter


  1. Are we going to see the 12 days ala William???

    Comment by Old NFO — Tuesday, 30, November, 2010 @ 20:26 | Reply

  2. I love the Bullet Catch, as well as your comments! I’ve been a semi-professional magician much of my life, and love magic history. I’m certain you know Penn Jillette always intones his audience with the 4 Rules, during their routine.
    AND, as Old NFO, we are awaiting the 12 Days…

    Comment by George — Wednesday, 1, December, 2010 @ 12:03 | Reply

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