In 1940, magician and origami expert Robert Harbin does an illusion with a newspaper. Continue reading “What’s the real secret of reading a newspaper on a crowded train?”
As you can see, Argleton is merely
a bunch of fields in rural England.
Here’s why you can never travel there:
Continue reading “Why digital maps killed the town of Argleton”
From Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, by Charles MacKay, 1841
(Slightly edited. For the complete book, go to Project Gutenberg.)
In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. Continue reading “The Mississippi Bubble – Long Excerpt”