I’m building up to an explanation for the “Yanni or Laurel” audio illusion. First, let’s talk about audio illusions in general. Pictured above is Ben Langley on Britains Got Talent last weekend. His act consisted of playing various very well-known songs, but he primed you to hear something distinctly different by holding up a series … Read more Priming: Hearing things that are not really there – Yanni or Laurel
The following clip has caused a bit of a stir on the Internet. It shows a chap being interviewed, and as you watch, the lady on the left just vanishes. What happened, was it aliens, the rapture, or something else? If it was the rapture then I guess that makes her the only true believer. First, … Read more How did Women vanish on Live TV?
So I attended a great talk last night that took place at Reading Skeptics in the Pub by Matt Parker, a mathematician, stand-up comedian, and skeptic. It sounded fun, and even if the maths went zooming over the heads of all, the standup comedy would still make it worth attending. It was indeed great fun, and Matt … Read more You can be fooled by Sciencey sounding stuff
Now this optical illusion is really something … and I really did not expect the ending …
This is a truly amazing illusion, here we see Professor Richard Wiseman make a skull vanish. He is not using a camera trick and it does not in any way involve any CGI. Now what is really cool, is that in the 2nd half of the clip, you learn how he does it. OK, its … Read more Fantastic Illusion & Secret of how its done