Magic

Make A Man Fall In Love With You In 9 Easy Steps (Yes, Really!)

thetoptrust.com<p>Spoiler alert: Yes, there really IS a magic formula …<p>Show Full Text<p>You’ve met your dream guy, and things are going pretty well. But …

Relationships

Road trip around France with Leica ME and 50mm Summilux by Juilius Yls

<b>Road trip around France with Leica ME and 50mm Summilux</b><p><b>by Juilius Yls</b><p>Thank you for giving me the opportunity sharing my photography experience on …

Cameras

You Need To See This Perfect Hocus Pocus Pregnancy Announcement

Vinessa Shaw, star of the original movie, is pregnant with her first child.<p>You may remember Vinessa Shaw as Max Dennison's cool-girl crush Allison in what's perhaps the best Disney film of all time: <i>Hocus Pocus.</i> She was sassy and hip and everyone was obsessed with her (and clearly her parents had …

Holidays

It's the middle of August so you know what that means — Disney has released new "Hocus Pocus" merchandise

It’s almost that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and cooler, Target is full of back to school supplies, and before you know it, …

Walt Disney Company

Magic Was Medicine To Many Medieval Minds

<i>Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event.</i> <i>The Curiosity team will be</i> …

Little girl's first 'magic trick' fools no one but the dog

Sorry to play the Masked Magician here, but it's time to reveal one of the oldest magic tricks in the book.<p>On Twitter, @mireya_anahii posted a video of her sister testing out her very first magic trick and pulling a fast one on their pet dog. Judging by her dog's reaction, we'd label this one a …

Pets

For Our Consideration: Why I’m still obsessed with magic tricks

The most astounding thing I ever witnessed on television involved not swords, dragons, or mother nature in HD widescreen, but a pencil. It happened in 1990, when CBS would air a yearly primetime special starring the magician David Copperfield. I recorded them all and still keep the VHS tapes in …

Movies

Flaming Wallet Magic Trick

Put on an impromptu magic show anywhere you go by pulling out this flaming wallet magic trick. The wallet comes fitted with a discreet fire cloth …

Shopping

AI’s latest skill? ‘Reading your mind’ in a card trick designed by scientists

Why it matters to you<p>This AI-created card trick highlights how artificial intelligence can uncover quirks of the human brain.<p>Writer Arthur C. Clarke …

Artificial Intelligence

How you can see 25 magic acts in 4 days

Albie Selznick will perform at and host “MagicMania” at the Colony Theatre in Burbank Aug. 17-20. Photo by Robert Hayman.<p>MAGICMANIA<p>When: 8 p.m. …

Watch an Orangutan "Laugh" Hysterically at a Zoo Visitor's Magic Trick

Ever feel like no one laughs at your jokes even though they're hilarious? Are people consistently unimpressed by your cool magic tricks? Well, you …

AI Helps Magicians Perform Mind-Reading Tricks

A muggle technology known as AI can help nonwizards exploit human psychology for magic tricks Illustration: iStockphotoComputer algorithms can help …

Algorithms

It's hard to fathom how this magic trick was even done

While there's a method to every magic trick, some of them are too out of this world to even conjure up any reasonable explanation.<p>Such as this one by Australian magician James Galea, who turns what seems like a simple card trick into so much more.<p>It was shot for Galea's new show <i>Best Trick Ever</i> on …

Now You See It: New Magic Theater Stacks the Deck in Huntingdon Valley

When you think of magic, two things usually come to mind: a birthday party where someone taps a plastic wand against a black hat, says the magic …

Jewish Identity

5 Fiction Books With a Touch of Magic

Quick, answer the following question:If you could only have one magical power, what would it be?(Admit it. You’ve thought about it. And, if you …

Books

Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association magic trick

Scientists have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick.

Artificial Intelligence

Do You Believe In Magick? - The Reputation Of Witches Is Changing For The Good

It's midnight, 12 years ago. I'm in my attic bedroom in tears because our family dog, Charlie, is mysteriously sick. But I have an idea. Stealing a …

Witchcraft

Late Night With Seth Meyers: Seth's Nephew Derrick Interrupts Late Night with a Magic Trick

Seth's teenage nephew Derrick is back in town, and this time he's bringing butt jokes and magic tricks.

Entertainment

Anti-heckler judo for the amateur magician

Andy at The Jerx (previously) describes a surprisingly effective tactic for putting a heckler in his place during the performance of a magic …

Cory Doctorow

Meet Salem’s modern-day feminist witches making magic cool

“The world needs the witch right now,” Erica Feldmann tells me. “We need a strong, powerful woman who doesn’t bow to societal norms. There’s been an …

Witchcraft

Modern 'Magic Tourism' Is Charming Travelers in Salem, Massachusetts

While some people only think of witches as those green-skinned, wart-nosed, and pointy-hatted women you only spot around Halloween, there are plenty …

Travel

Stubborn dog really, really, really doesn't want to leave the park

Well, at least it's an effective way to protest.<p>A golden retriever thought it'd be cool to play dead while its human tried to leave with it at a park in Burleigh Hill, Australia, as per a video uploaded to the <i>9 News Gold Coast</i> Facebook page.<p>And hey, it worked, with plenty of people watching the …

Dogs

Jon Favreau to Receive Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Honor

The 'Jungle Book' helmer will be honored at the 16th annual VES Awards on Feb. 13.<p>Jon Favreau will receive the Visual Effects Society’s Lifetime …

Movies

Penn Jillette: Why I Believe in Honest Magic

Penn Jillette shares his rules for performing—and the reason he thinks fans like being tricked

Magic Trick Helps Scientists Study How Brain Perceives the Body

Neuroscientists are using the “mirror box” illusion, a classic trick used by magicians, to reveal how the brain processes multiple sensory inputs to …

The Brain

How to write keywords into your picture files

<b>I want to give a little write-up today on how to write keywords into your photographs. This is very important to get in as part of your daily</b> …

SEO

Chasing Stories: ‘Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography’ featuring Julius Huisgen

Following its enormous success in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Portugal the spectacular exhibition ‘<i>Eyes Wide Open!</i> 100 years of Leica photography’ …

Photography

Escape artist Matt Johnson reveals emotional reason for act on Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Escape artist Matt Johnson, who appears on Penn & Teller: Fool Us tonight, with his brother<p>Escape artist Matt Johnson tonight reveals the emotional …

Jungle Book at the Underbelly Festival

If you are looking for Disney characters you should look elsewhere as this is a gritty, urban explosive retelling of Kipling’s Jungle Book by Metta …

Hip-Hop Dance

Trailblazing B.C.-born magician Celeste Evans dies at 85

Canadian magician Celeste Evans, a headstrong entertainer whose trailblazing career took her around the world during an era that largely discouraged …

Canadian News