Thomas Fraps in (journal) Nature

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Postby Guest » 08/29/05 06:43 PM

"Physics and the public: Science as illusion

When a magician uses science to present his tricks, the effects are seductive. Alison Abbott takes a masterclass in sorcery."

NATURE| VOL 434 | 14 APRIL 2005 p. 820

This is a one-page profile of Thomas Fraps, who blows away some physics students as they think he is doing a guest lecture:
Fraps stepped away from the podium and
began self-importantly to clean his glasses
with a silk handkerchief from his pocket.
Then he pulled the cloth straight through the
lenses, flicked the silk to one side and
revealed,in his previously empty hand,a glass
of orange juice.Cheers!he said, taking a sip.
As the audience grasped that Fraps was a
magician, astonished laughter erupted.
_Nature_ is an academic journal, available by subscription online, and in university and technical libraries. The article is worth finding.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 08/29/05 06:53 PM

And while we're at it, there is a profile of Robert Albo in Sports Illustrated, 22 Mar 1993.

"In the realm of Fu Ling U: Robert Albo, Golden State's team doc, can mend or, as a master magician, pull a leg with equal ease"
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Postby Bill Mullins » 08/29/05 06:54 PM

And while we're at it, there is a profile of Robert Albo in Sports Illustrated, 22 Mar 1993.

"In the realm of Fu Ling U: Robert Albo, Golden State's team doc, can mend or, as a master magician, pull a leg with equal ease"
Bill Mullins
 
Posts: 2967
Joined: 01/17/08 01:00 PM
Location: Huntsville, AL


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