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  • January 8, 2014
    This is the Flying Carpet Coffee Table from Duffy London (of this swingset dining table fame). It costs £1,495 (~$2,460, spit-takes blood) and has a base that looks like the carpet's shadow to give it that hovering appearance. Just to be clear though, it doesn't actually hov... / 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 →
  • 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 →
  • November 28, 2012
    This is a series of anamorphic illusions. Basically they're photo-realistic prints that, when viewed from just the right angle, look like what they're supposed to. But if you move them, you see just how distorted the actual image is. Be careful though, you might get a headac... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    This is a video of magician Rich Ferguson performing the head drop trick for visitors to Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California. I've actually seen this trick performed in person before, and, no lie, I jump-kicked the sorcerer and ran off to gather a group of pitchfork... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2012
    This is a German train bridge painted by street artist 'Megx' to look like it was constructed out of giant LEGO bricks. Sure it's not as impressive as a train bridge actually made out of LEGO blocks, but I imagine train passengers wouldn't be too thrilled about that. Except me... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2008
    The Di Grisogono Meccanica DG watch looks digital, but is purely analog. Only 177 are being made, and each contains over 651 parts. The mechanically operated digital display of the second timezone shows tens of hours, single hours, tens of minutes and single minutes, al... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2007
    I can't think of a single reason why you'd want to make your fingers look like they're smoking, but here's how to do it anyway.... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2007
    It looks Photoshopped, but this Magic Tap fountain actually has a pipe hidden in the stream of water. A clever idea, though not as impressive as my sawing a woman in half illusion. For extra realism I actually saw the woman in half. I think I'm wanted in like eight countries.... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2007
    Between 11 and 25 March, Swiss artist Felice Varini and his team created an unusual piece of public art that is set to baffle and fascinate visitors to Cardiff Bay barrage. The piece, entitled 3 Ellipses for 3 Locks, was commissioned by arts agency CBAT for the Cardiff Harbour ... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2007
    Here are a bunch of photo illusions where the guy recreates the landscape by holding something up. Although it's not really an illusion. It's more of a, uh, regular photograph of some guy holding something up. Sawing a woman in half, now that's an illusion! Except when it's rea... / Continue →