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David Copperfield may be the new owner of Houdini’s bookcase

Many magicians are known for their vanishing acts, but in this news development, it’s the magician’s furniture that went missing. Harry Houdini’s New York home is up for sale, and after the first open house, the performer’s parlor bookcase seemingly disappeared. After a little digging by John Cox of the Wild About Harry blog, it …

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Water companies in the UK might be using witchcraft to find leaks

Today, for the files of “weird crossovers in science and superstition,” we have an item from the UK. Sally Le Page, an evolutionary biologist with the University of Oxford, penned a blog post revealing that ten out of the UK’s 12 water companies still use divining rods to find underground pipes and identify leaks. This …

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The Magic of Johnny Thompson is back in stock, soon won’t be

You might remember that back in April we told you about The Magic of Johnny Thompson, a beautiful, two-volume treatise on Thompson’s life, career, and most importantly, his tricks. You might also recall that we warned you the box set, penned by the man himself in collaboration with fellow magician, Jamy Ian Swiss, would most likely …

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Explore the past with magic collector Dr. Tim Moore on The Magic Word podcast

Spend even 15 minutes delving into magic history and you’ll find yourself with one undeniable truth: early magicians were not very good at documenting things for posterity. That sad reality makes the work of historians and archivists, such as Dr. Tim Moore, all the more critical. Moore is a magic collector, and he’s done an …

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Joel Myers asks Elvis Presley for a little help

Joel Myers stopped by Fox 2 St. Louis ahead of his October 6 appearance at the Opera House of Pacific and took advantage of the studio’s haunted nature to commune with the spirit of Elvis Presley. Would the trick have worked if she’d selected Justin Bieber? Just curious. Tickets are still available for Myers’ “Nothing Is …

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Get your next magical reading recommendations courtesy of Reddit

In the old days, there were two ways to learn magic. One was to find yourself a mentor who could pass on their wisdom. The other was to find that education in books. Even as DVDs and online tutorials have taken off, the written word is still a wonderful way for magicians of any skill …

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3 great reasons to book a close-up magician for your wedding

Though it’s a joyous event, getting married ranks as one of the top ten life stressors you can go through, trailing only slightly behind going to prison. (Keep your jokes about not being able to tell the difference between the two to yourself, thank you.) Wedding planning can be a nonstop battle, which is why …

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70s TV show The Magician is out on DVD

Here’s some good news for fans of fictional magicians, TV, and the 1970s. Those three things all collided in The Magician, a series starring Bill Bixby as an illusionist who solves crimes. The series is getting a DVD release and the trailer is enough to make you don bell-bottoms for your next act. Bixby was …

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Go behind the scenes of Penn & Teller’s Fool Us with fooler David Parr

Everyone who fools Penn & Teller on their weekly CW magic show Fool Us wins the opportunity to appear in the duo’s regular Vegas show. David Parr was one such fooler, and GeniiOnline got a chance to follow him around backstage and chat before he performed his show-winning ‘follow the leader’ routine for Penn & …

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ParaPad

Impression pads are an important weapon in the mentalist’s bag of tricks, and if you’re going to use one, why not use the best? The ParaPad is like the executive version of your run-of-the-mill impression pad, and comes with the gimmicked notebook, a similar regular notebook, a sharpie, reloadable paper, and access to a streamable …

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