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:
_Nature_ is an academic journal, available by subscription online, and in university and technical libraries. The article is worth finding.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.