Richard Wiseman messes with your assumptions.
An illustration of "The Hand of Cagliostro," a version of the "Rising Card Trick."
Here’s some advice to card magicians from August Roterberg’s 1897 book, New Era Card Tricks, one of the first books published exclusively for magicians:
Continue reading “Advice on deception from a 19th Century magician”
A paperback book cover for
"The Secret of Father Brown
and other stories"
Continue reading “A priest explains how he’s a murderer”
Black like me… or at least black like my hand
Here’s a novel way to reduce racism: Convince people their skin is darker than it really is. Continue reading “An illusion that reduces racism”