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What’s the Trick to Fooling Penn & Teller?

Fooling Penn & Teller: Part One One of the hottest shows this summer has been Penn & Teller: Fool US, which is now in its third season on the CW Network. I had the pleasure of appearing on the show this season. I was assigned the task of fooling Penn & Teller…with a trick they already […]

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Why DO magic tricks fool you?

I’ll believe it when I see it…oh really? What we can learn from a simple magic trick. Magic tricks are designed to play with your sense of reality.  And one of the ways they do that is to get you to make assumptions about what you see.  “The coin is in the magicians left-hand”, or […]

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