magic stories

 
Okay, let's just get this out of the way: I used to play Magic: The Gathering. I used to play a lot. It's even possible that I've played fairly recently, although I'm not admitting to anything. But I can feel slightly better about myself, now that it's been shown how you can use Magic cards to create a fully functional Turing machine.
 
Marco Tempest is a Swiss magician and illusionist based out of New York City who stopped by TED to show of his techno magic skills. What is techno magic? Well, in this case, it involves a rapidly changing visual feast powered by three cleverly used iPod Touches.
 
Chinese magician, Fu Yandong is under fire from animal right activists for seemingly having the power to "control" his goldfish with his so called "magic powers." In his Chinese New Year performance, broadcast on China Central Television, Fu Yandong is able to direct goldfish to swim in perfect formation. Is it real magic or just devil trickery?
 
I don't know how he does it, but Japanese magician Uchida Shinya — also known as the "Salary Magician" — decided to get a little tricky with the iPad. You see a picture of the bird on the screen then, after a tilt, it flies out and lands on his hand. How'd he do it?

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