magic
TV
The 1956 Magic Trick That Sent BBC Viewers Into a Panic
After magician P.C. Sorcar buzz-sawed a woman in half, the program abruptly ended before she could be put back together again.... READ ON
List
9 Victorian Hobbies That Seem Weird Today
From graveyard picnics to kitten taxidermy.... READ ON
Books
How Do Wizards Poop? J.K. Rowling Just Told Us
Turns out magic sewage is still gross.... READ ON
Travel
25 Transportable Facts About Michigan
There's more to the Wolverine State than auto parts.... READ ON
Fun
Witch-Shaped Spoon Holder Is Perfect for All Your Bubbling Potions
Still no silicone black cat to pop on the back of the spoon, though.... READ ON
Food
A Harry Potter-Themed Pasta Restaurant Has Opened in New York City
Accio spaghetti!... READ ON
History
Harry Houdini Honored at Manhattan Home for the 90th Anniversary of His Death
The Upper East Side locale was the famed magician's first New York City residence.... READ ON
List
6 Classic Séance Tricks Explained
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many mediums deceived their way to fame.... READ ON
Videos
Penn & Teller's Bullet Illusion
"It's gonna get pretty loud in here." -Penn Jillette, before firing a .357 Magnum at Teller's mouth... READ ON
Fun
9 of David Copperfield’s Most Memorable Illusions
Copperfield never needed "abracadabra" to awe audiences.... READ ON
Books
The British Library to Display J.K. Rowling’s Personal ‘Harry Potter’ Archive
The exhibit will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the publication of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.'... READ ON
Movies
You Can Have Breakfast on the Harry Potter Set
The Great Hall will be decked out with Pixie Puffs and Cheeri Owls.... READ ON
What did I just watch?
How the Needle-Through-the-Arm Trick Works (ft. Harry Anderson)
The "Night Court" judge is also a great magician.... READ ON
History
The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler
Erik Jan Hanussen hosted extravagant Nazi parties, loaned them money, and consulted with Hitler. Then they found out he was Jewish.... READ ON
Videos
A 'Magic' Trick You Can Easily Learn
Amaze your friends with math magic!... READ ON
Movies
Monday on PBS: James Randi in An Honest Liar
"No matter how smart or well-educated you are, you can be deceived." -James Randi... READ ON

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