Over the break I finally got around to watching ‘Andrus: The Man, The Mind and the Magic’ – a DVD documentary about the renowned master of illusion, Jerry Andrus. Try his amazing Tri-Zonal Space Warper for yourself, and find out more.
Red Blue, Blue Red
I came across an interesting music video some time ago, and I played around with using the same technique to create a visual puzzle. This is the result.
Colour Changing Card Trick Outtakes
The Quirkology Colour Changing Card Trick has now had almost 3 million views on You Tube. However, it was tricky to film and everything did not always go to plan…
The Ghost in the Brain
Remarkable new study provides evidence that some ‘ghostly’ experiences are the direct result of neural activity.
How To Hypnotise A Lobster
Whenever I finish a talk, I can always guarantee that at least one person in the audience will raise their hand and say ‘That’s fine, but do you know how to hypnotise animals?’
Jaytee, the ‘psychic’ dog
In the early 1990s, Mathew Smith, Julie Milton, and I investigated ‘Jaytee’, a dog who could allegedly psychically predict when his owner was returning home. We believed that the results of our study did not support the dog’s alleged ability. At roughly the same time, Rupert Sheldrake conducted additional work with Jaytee, and argued that his findings suggested that Jaytee was able to signal when his owner started to return home from a distant location. RSupert also criticised the study conducted by Mathew Smith, Julie Milton and myself. We subsequently replied to the points raised in this critique, and Rupert replied to our reply.
I am frequently asked about Rupert’s experiments with Jaytee. There is a PDF of my thoughts here.
How is it going with your new resolution?
Last year I announced some initial results from a Quirkology experiment into New Year’s Resolutions. We tracked more than 5000 people as they tried to achieve their aims and ambitions, and found big sex differences for the strategies that proved successful. Here is some advice based on the work, hope that you find it helpful….