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  • June 17, 2014
    This is OK Go's music video for their latest single, 'Writing's on the Wall'. It's constant optical illusions. Unfortunately, I have a splitting headache so it was kind of painful for me to watch, but I could still APPRECIATE it. Like a statue of a naked man at a museum, but... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2014
    HogwartsIsHere is a website offering free online classes in magic and potions and all that other fun stuff that make-believe witches and wizards want to learn. Me? I learned the Killing Curse from another kid on the back of the short bus so I'm good on magic. Though it is si... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2014
    This is a video of juggler Lindzee Poi performing "Amelymeloptical illusions" using four rings. What the hell are "Amelymeloptical illusions?" No clue, but they clearly take some fairly powerful magic to conjure. Does Lindzee dabble in the dark arts? One mentally deficient ... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2014
    This is a video of magician Jose Ahonen showing dogs a treat, then making it disappear right in front of their eyes. They get so confused. I would have just bitten his fingers and considered that my treat. Mmmm, human sausage. By a show of hands, how many of you still peel... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2014
    This is the crystal ball that was sitting in a window sill that refracted a ray of sunlight AND set a home's curtains on fire. Or was it the work of the sorceress trapped inside? "It was probably just the ball." Sure, but it COULD have been the sorceress. Mick Boyle, fire... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2014
    This are Erik Aberg's Ghostcubes, a bunch of different interconnected cardboard cube designs that behave in magical ways. You really just have to watch the video to appreciate them, because they're hard to describe. Kind of like your beauty. Like, radiant doesn't do you just... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is a video from the University of Tokyo of scientists using four speakers to levitate and move objects in midair. Unfortunately, those objects are limited Styrofoam balls, water droplets, and other pieces of barely there. I want to see them levitate a human. Or implode ... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2013
    This is a video of a picture of a desktop that's been printed to appear 3-D when viewed from just the right perspective. It's really flat though -- just like Earth! "Earth isn't flat." Oh really? Have you conducted experiments yourself to prove that or are you just taking s... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Note: Larger, legible version of the chart HERE. But go HERE first to take a Myers-Briggs personality type assessment to find out whether you're a ISFP or ENFJ or whatever. Ever wonder which Harry Potter character most closely matches your own personality type? Of course yo... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2013
    This is a video from a British shopping mall of a bunch of people losing their minds after watching someone climb into a Star Trek teleporter and magically get beamed a couple stores away. The stunt was organized by movie streaming service Blinkbox (of Game of Thrones dragon s... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    This is a short video of a lady filming a storm out her window when ZIPPITY ZAP, a lightning bolt takes out the power line right in front of her house. Now I'm not saying this lady willed that lightning to happen, but you and I both know she did. Really, who the hell films a ... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    This is a video demo of the Leia Display System. Like other similar systems being developed, it projects video on a wall of barely visible fog to give the illusion of a hologram floating in space. That's also why they called it the Leia, after Princess Leia. Granted i don't... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    This is a video explaining why a chain falling out of a cup appears to defy gravity briefly before spilling to the ground. Basically the chain gathers so much upward momentum while leaving the cup that it can't change direction immediately, and has to do so in an arc rising fr... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is a video from Pepsi of some dude (Dynamo the magician) appearing to levitate next to a double-decker bus as it tours around London. If you've never seen the illusion performed before, SPOILER: his arm on the bus is fake and just a strong bracket connected to the frame t... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2013
    This is a video from Youtuber Brusspup of a stream of water appearing to fall to the ground in a zigzag pattern. Presumably because it's hipster water and a regular flow would be -- wait for it -- too mainstream. I'll be here all week, folks. The camera is set to match the v... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2013
    This is 'The Bat', a magnetically levitating computer mouse designed by KIBARDINDESIGN. It does everything a regular mouse does plus levitates and probably cost 100x more. Still -- rich people. Hey Bill, have you seen my new hover-mouse? 'No Mike, I haven't. But why the f*... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    Allegedly a Canadian company has developed a 'Quantum Stealth' invisibility cloak for the US and Canadian militaries that can hide whatever is behind it be bending light waves around it. The cloak is said to work so well and be so top secret that they can't release ACTUAL pict... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is a minute long Rube Goldberg machine based on magnetism and gravity. It was pretty good and you should watch it. If you don't like it I'll let you hit me as hard as you can *pulling up shirt* IN MY ROCK-HARD ABS. "Wow GW, have you been working out?" No, but I have b... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2012
    This is a video showing how you can light the smoke of a recently extinguished candle to relight the candle. It works because the smoke isn't actually smoke, it's vaporized candle wax and can still catch fire. And if it can find a path all the way back to the wick -- PRESTO! ... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2012
    This is the conceptual Air Umbrella from designer Je Sung Park. The idea is that it will blow a canopy of air above the holder that repels rain. Except that will never happen. Now I'm not saying somebody needs to brush up on their physics, but that little air-shield is gonna... / Continue →