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Posts Tagged ‘Magic’

Penn & Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour: exploring magic’s roots in China, India and Egypt

Penn & Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour: exploring magic’s roots in China, India and Egypt

We just watched Penn & Teller's Magic and Mystery Tour, their 2003 documentary on traditional magic in China, India and Egypt, and really enjoyed it. Penn and Teller resolve to track down performers who are still doing the street magic that inspired western magicians in years gone by -- the Indian Rope Trick, the Egyptian Gali Gali men with [...]

Impossible physics: Why My Little Pony can’t really fly

"Physical Impossibilities in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" is a student physics presentation that examines three scenes from an animated My Little Pony show (it looks like a recent adaptation, not the original) and identifies the physics at work, explains (with equations!) why the scenes don't work, and offers suggestions ("dark [...]