I have just made a new Quirkology video….

It took many a take, but hope that you enjoy it!


  1. Brilliant. I obviously had to re-watch it. It must have been pain staking but worth it for our perspective. It’s interesting how every little movement counted!

  2. Richard…You should have asked Messrs Jillette and Teller..You could have saved the price of a ninja..


  3. I guessed wrongly, maybe you inflated it behind the cloth, but was really shocked when the ball bouncedt out of my ipad and knocked over my espresso.

  4. Reblogged this on myself & me and commented:
    I’m so glad I’ve found Quirkology It will help me convince people that their brains may trick them into believing all kinds of things…….. so I can then encourage people to be reflective about automatic thoughts & behaviours – Thankyou

  5. Very well done! A bit of trivia: at :12 there’s a glimpse of ninja under the left arm. This is not a problem since you don’t see it if you don’t already know about it.

  6. Aah, that was my first guess, but I rejected it because I didn’t see anything between your legs. (That’s not a sex joke. I think.)

  7. it would be hard to make a stage act of this because it works only from one very camera accurate angle.

    to develope your magic career, mr wiseman, please work on tricks that can be done with a live audience.

  8. Great trick Richard. Thank you for you magic. I’m a fan from argentina 🙂
    Two more trivias… At :13 another ninja part between your legs… And at the end… You show the duct tape sticked to the ball.

  9. The trick is that we assume a video is similar to a stage act, but it’s not. There is a lot more control with a firmly set camera angle, and you can keep shooting until you get it right.

  10. Fantastically fun! I had to spread this out to Farcebook, saying that those of you who are inclined to say, ‘It came from his ass!’ probably shouldn’t watch this video, as doing that may interfere with your drinking 😛

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