A rubber band is stretched between the index finger and thumb of the left hand, and a second rubber band, dangling from the right index finger is lowered into the half circle created by the left thumb and index finger. The right thumb moves into the loop of the band dangling from the right index finger. This locks the bands together, stretched between the index fingers and thumbs of both hands. There seems to be no way the hands could separate without taking the bands off the fingers, and yet that is exactly what happens. With no cover or confusion whatsoever, the rubber bands seem to melt apart, one strand at a time. The fact that is repeated twice only adds to the mystery. Finally, the spectator himself holds onto one band, as the performer's band melts through it.