I believe this really is magical

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Postby Guest » 04/28/07 05:34 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXQeQD0CJzY

I predict: If you watch this you will grin. :)

What a time we live in, no?
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Postby Brad Henderson » 04/28/07 07:41 PM

If you read the Magic at the Manor article in Magic Magazine, or the feature article in MUM, you have seen one of the people behind this program. Richard Garriot, magic collector and amateur magician, is part of the company which sent Hawking up. He was also on the flight.

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Postby Guest » 04/28/07 08:37 PM

While zero gravity in the vomit comet is awesome and seeing Dr Hawking enjoy the ride was also pleasing the phenomenon is not magical. That it is knowingly created in a way which all involved are acutely aware of in the process cancels what might otherwise be component a of wonder. Quite a method though if someone like DC wants to use it in a special with a set on the plane. ;)
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 04/28/07 09:29 PM

I know exactly how it works, but I still believe the birth of a child is magical.
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Postby Guest » 04/28/07 09:36 PM

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I know exactly how it works, but I still believe the birth of a child is magical.

You got that right -- the two best, most magical moments of my life.

Still, the clip did make me smile.
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Postby Guest » 04/29/07 02:39 PM

Seriously, Mr. Townsend: That wasn't actual, literal "magic"? You don't say!!


;)
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Postby Guest » 04/29/07 04:10 PM

You heard it here first! That Hawking is a clever dude.
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Postby Guest » 04/29/07 04:35 PM

I know exactly how it works, but I still believe the birth of a child is magical.
One can consider all the willful actions which led to the arrival of a new sentient being an act of magic.

And yes I found that video of Hawking in zero g heartwarming.
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