The idea of smoke and mirrors is making one believe they see something that isn’t really there, or don’t see something that is. The idea was conceived as magic tricks but often turned into more. During World War 2 the allies built an entire armored division out of rubber to make it look like they were going to invade someplace other than Normandy. This seems to have been one of the ultimate smoke and mirror schemes as it completely fooled the German Intelligence Agencies,
How to celebrate – Learn to make magic. Read about other famous smoke and mirror schemes. Is a mirage smoke and mirrors?