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The Physics Of Doing An Ollie On A Skateboard

Doing an ollie on a skateboard is hard. Sure, people who can do it make it look easy, but for those who can’t do it, it seems like magic. But it’s not magic. It’s physics. Over at Wired, they have … Continue reading

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Stop-Motion Parkour

This is an excellent, highly silly, highly amusing video of two guys parkouring around a park, fighting over some water. What makes it special is the bit of magic they use to make it look like they’re jumping, flipping, fighting, … Continue reading

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David Kwong – Magic Crosswords (TED)

In this TED talk, David Kwong talks about the intersection between crosswords and illusions. The trick he pulls off at the end is rather neat, and the build up seems obvious once you know it, but first time watching, it’s very … Continue reading

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Tesla Model S

The Oatmeal has created a brilliant comic for a magical space car – the Tesla Model S, from Tesla Motors. Read the comic, and marvel at how impressive the Model S is. If you don’t actually believe what is written, why … Continue reading

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Leon Vanstone – Science Is Not Magic

“Winner of FameLab, PhD Hypersonics Leon is a rocket scientist; he researches how air flows over things at several kilometres a second. This really only applies to rockets, re-entry vehicles, a few missiles and a plane or two. Missiles aren’t … Continue reading

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Hallucinations & Magic For Dogs

Two random videos today, which made me smile and made me trip out. Both are cool. The one above is magic for dogs. “Do dogs react to magic? Watch as magician & mentalist Jose Ahonen vanished some dog treats under … Continue reading

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Zach King’s ‘Magic’ Vine Compilation

Being able to make something entertaining in 6 seconds can be a challenge, but Zach King makes it look easy. Above is a fantastic compilation of his Vine videos. He uses excellent editing to perform some great magic tricks, and … Continue reading

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