…But not when you’ve been drinking

By skepticlawyer

Via Dave Bath comes this u-beaut collection of science stunts, all of which look magical but aren’t really. Some of them, I suspect, require rather more practice than the presenter admits, but even allowing for that, a great deal of fun can no doubt be had.

7 Comments

  1. Posted December 12, 2009 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    OK:
    * left foot clockwise, right hand counter
    * left foot counter, right hand clockwise
    * right foot clockwise, left hand counter
    * right foot counter, left hand clockwise

    NO WAY:
    * right foot clockwise, right hand counter
    * left foot counter, left hand clockwise

    ALMOST – but have to think REALLY hard and it ain’t as smooth as it should be:
    * left foot clockwise, left hand counter
    * right foot counter, right hand clockwise

    My preferred hand is R, but not for phones, atms.

    Wonder if Lefties, Righties and Ambies get different results.

  2. Posted December 12, 2009 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Just emptied about 50 spams out of the can, and they must have piled up in about 3 minutes. If there were any real people in there, sorry about that.

    I can do all of them, but the top 6 are much easier, and in order to ‘start’ the bottom two, I had to look at my feet first and get a rhythm going. I’m a left hander, and a (not very good) drummer.

  3. HeathG
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    The match trick at the end is fantastic, as is the one with pouring CO2. What would be even better woud be some way to tray CO2 in the jug with no liquid s – that would look really impressive.

  4. Posted December 13, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Really fun. Tricky some of those.

  5. Posted December 14, 2009 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Nice find! It’s like a modern day version of the Curiosity Show!

  6. TerjeP (say tay-a)
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Neat tricks.

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