Video: I think my heart is outside my body now, because it tried to leap out of my throat a number of times as I was watching James Kingston explore the Sepulveda Dam in Los Angeles from his point of view. Narrow beams, far jumps, high walls, obstacles, fear, normal human weaknesses don't seem to apply to him. They do to me, and I'm just watching the video.
Video: Exploring An Active Dam On Foot Is Not For The Faint-Hearted
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Let me start by describing one of the first magic tricks I learned to perform when I was a kid. Here is what the audience sees: I reach into my pocket and reveal a jumbo-sized card depicting the four of spades on one side and the ace of spades on the other side. After mumbling some magic words, I turn the card, and to the audience’s astonishment, the four of spades turns into the six of spades. I turn the card again, and now the ace of spades has turned into the three of spades. This is not the most impressive magic in the world, but it is a wonderful demonstration of how certain principles of perception can be exploited to produce magic tricks. So how is it done?