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…It’s Movie Monday: Chris Angel Go-Kart Vanish?

Magicians are the smoke and mirror masters of deception. Typically, there are two types of magicians: the ones that perform at birthday parties and bar mitzvahs, and the ones that perform in Vegas and on TV. Chris Angel is definitely one of the latter, and has made quite a successful career out of fooling people into believing. One downside to a television career though, is that TV can be slowed down and analyzed (thanks TIVO). A perfect example of this is Angel’s go-cart vanishing trick:

Looks good right?

Chris Angel Go-Kart Vanish

But what about when you slow it down? Unfortunately for Chris, the frame by frame reveals his ‘secret’, which is just an optical illusion that allows him to drive behind instead of into a wall. Tricky, huh?

[Chris Angel Exposed – The Go-Kart Vanish]

[Via: Digg]

…Television should be more democratic?


Lifehacker put together a nice little guide on how to use Democracy and tvRSS to subscribe TIVO style to your favorite television shows and have them downloaded as soon as they become available in the BitTorrent world. Though Democracy does have a few kinks to work out as a program, and tvRSS isn’t always perfect when it comes to having every episode or not having a few duplicated, it does make things pretty simple, and it’s an effective way of getting the TV you want, when and how you want it.