On Vsauce2, Kevin Lieber explains the mathematical magic that enables mentalists to confound audiences by correctly guessing the number they've picked. Even though I know how it's done, it still confounds me.
Susanna Clarke's debut novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, took the world by storm when it came out in 2004. The 900-page magical Victorian epic was swiftly followed by a short story collection, The Ladies of Grace Adieu, which was set in the same universe. A TV adaptation of the book came out in 2015—but… READ THE REST
Here is a thing of beauty: the highly praised theatrical show "In & Of Itself" has been made into a film. Performed and created by Derek DelGaudio, directed by Frank Oz, this is something truly magnificent. Derek DelGaudio is a world-renowned magician and sleight-of-hand artist, but this show is no typical magic show. Living up… READ THE REST
This astonishing video of a magical castle appearing in the clouds reportedly above Jinan, eastern China, has apparently gone viral on Chinese social media. Skeptics insist it's a Fata Morgana, but we know the truth. The Fata Morgana phenomenon is named after the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay as her castle was said to hover… READ THE REST
Considering a new smartphone requires years of development and can set you back up to $1,400, you'd think manufacturers would pay a little more attention to the means for powering up those devices. Yet, while phone technology continues to march forward, most charging cables are fragile, prone to frays and breaks, and are practically disposable.… READ THE REST
From their compact size, to their simple maintenance, to their tiny carbon footprints, there are a ton of compelling reasons to consider using a personal scooter. Sure, they make a short trip of even up to a few miles around your neighborhood incredibly easy. But, if you really want a good reason to pull the… READ THE REST
After years of improvements, home security cameras have truly become must-own technology. Setting up in-home cameras, syncing them to your smartphone and other devices, and having 24/7/365 access to check out anything happening within the camera's field of vision is not only peace of mind that any homeowner needs, but it's also become incredibly cost-effective… READ THE REST