|Folded, it’s a high-tech flashlight|
The fruit machine was used in Canada in the 1950s and 1960s to identify homosexuals and purge them from government jobs. Continue reading “The Machine that Detects Gay People”
Was a small person hidden inside?
Did he use a ventriloquist?
Although it may have looked and sounded like a magic trick, no deception was used to create Joseph Faber’s Euphonia. Continue reading “The marvelous talking machine of 1845”
It might not, however, be able to clean the
ketchup and mustard from this man.
It’s a real product with real applications, but if you saw it in a magic show, you’d think it was an amazing trick. Continue reading “The machine that looks like magic”
Movies require all sorts of specialized equipment.
Continue reading “The Harry Potter fart machine prank”
"This machine turns out real,
bona-fide currency of the realm! Continue reading “The “money making machine” scam”
No more oversleeping –
a Rube Goldberg cartoon
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Continue reading “A puzzling Rube Goldberg machine”
It’s also possible to be a human and successfully
Continue reading “A machine that cuts off its own head”