The Late Movies: Card Tricks

Tonight let's take a look at some fabulous YouTube card tricks! This first trick is a classic David Blaine routine in which he seems to shoot a card through a glass window....

Ricky Jay Throws Cards With Deadly(ish) Force

In this portion of Jay's stage act, he throws cards, decapitating a rubber duck and injuring a watermelon.

Criss Angel's Vegas Card Tricks

He appears to be using Criss Angel Brand™ cards on a Criss Angel Brand™ Card Table. Also keep an ear out for the Criss Angels Brand™ sound effects when he does The Move™!

Ricky Jay's "Sword of Vengeance"

I can't resist featuring another Ricky Jay video. He's just too smooth to pass up. In this trick, Ricky Jay uses a story from Japanese cinema as the basis for a palming card trick.

The "World's Best" Card Trick

In this trick, red cards turn blue, due to...magic! Perhaps not the best trick in the world, but pretty good!

If you haven't seen enough, there are thousands more card tricks on YouTube.

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Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about fruits in season
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