BLAINE attempts one of the most famous and deadliest effects in magic. in his 2010 television special, what is magic?, blaine catches A .22 CALIBER BULLET FIRED from a rifle INTO A small metal CUP IN HIS MOUTH. phantom cameras capture the bullet flying through the air at 10,000 frames per second. recently, in august 2015, blaine caught a .22 caliber bullet live on stage in front of 20,000 people. for the first time in history, the magician was also the marksman.