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This Dog Is Magic. Seriously.

Storyful | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Fudge is a special Scottish dog. A magic Scottish dog, in fact. Previously star of his very own ice bucket challenge video, the brave pooch is bac...

This Number Will Get You 'Anything' (As Long As It's Legal)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Tech

If, like us, you thought that perhaps three is the magic number then we have some bad news. It's not, it is in fact: (408)217-1721. We'll admit tha...

They Live Among Us....

Polly Walker | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Walker

It has recently become apparent to me that little sorcerers have infiltrated the Walker Camp. Disguised as our offspring too, would you believe! I am in increasing awe - or is it fear?! - of their ability to apply mastery and cunning in a plethora of situations.

Is That A... Hoverboard?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

The widely acknowledged truth is that the hoverboard is real but pointless, and unless someone comes up with an incredible new form of thrust, it won'...

The Illusion Which Shapes Our Reality

Alasdair Price | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Alasdair Price

There are many who thoroughly appreciate having a magician approach and perform for them. However far too large a percentage are under the impression they dislike magic, simply because their exposure to the genre has been so limited.

What Links Magic and Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

This routine is the perfect mix of sleights, misdirection and patter. If you are interested in data visualization, you owe yourself 30 minutes to enjoy this display. It encapsulates everything you shouldn't do in your charts: misdirect, confuse and confound!

The Magic of Mentoring

Bev James | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Bev James

Good quality mentoring can be the difference between success and failure in business - it's as simple as that. Whether it's getting a new idea off the ground or gaining valuable guidance and insight from an experienced Mentor, the benefits should not be underestimated.

Watch This Video And See If You Can Beat The Psychic Magician

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Comedy

If you like card tricks and/or mind-reading tricks - and we're guessing that, being human, you like both - then you'll like this video, in which illus...

The Right Way to do Wrong or How to Deceive Others

Ali Cook | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Ali Cook

We're taught that everything happens due to cause and effect. Whereas a magic trick is an effect without a cause (at least no acceptable cause within the normal parameters of reality). This is why magicians refer to tricks as "effects".

This Robot Can Do Magic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Tech

Robots can do all kinds of stuff these days. Now they can do magic too. Well, maybe. This video of regular TED talker and magician Marco Tempest ap...

My Game Of Thrones Marathon Is Finally Over; But Now I Talk Weird and Smell of Poo

Alfie Evers | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

So after a week, a lot of sleepless nights, and watching the same Natwest advert over and over again (the one with a little girl so adorable she makes me want to claw out my own heart just to stop myself from crying - seriously I can't cope), I am finally up to speed with the Game Of Thrones bandwagon.

This Is Possibly The Closest To Magic You Can Get

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

Mix iron filings, laser toner liquid, cooking oil and iron filings together and what do you get? Ferrofluid, otherwise known as the probably the cl...

The Review That's Not A Review: Derren Brown's Infamous

Alasdair Price | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alasdair Price

I'm not going to tell you what happened, because the knowledge that any audience members involved were completely unaware as to what was going to take place before they walked into the auditorium, makes what he did even more impossible.

Is That REALLY A Ping Pong Ball?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

All hail Zach King - who really is the king when it comes to combining Vines with magic. Or at least making it look like magic... In fact, some...

One Raven Away from Doom

Boria Sax | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Boria Sax

Ravens were first brought to the Tower of London in about 1883 to serve as props for tales of Gothic horror told by Beefeaters to the tourists. During World War II, people used these ravens as spotters for enemy bombs and planes, and their employment was quickly mythologized as a prophecy--that the British Empire would fall if the ravens ever left the Tower.

Can You Have Christmas Magic Without Santa?

Zanni Louise | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zanni Louise

On my daughter's first Christmas, my husband Gregor and I discussed Santa. Do we? Don't we? For him, the decision was easy - we can play all the games, but we don't have to actually tell our daughter Santa is real. I thought this sounded reasonable. But part of me was torn. Would we be denying our daughter the magic of Christmas?

How I Entered Into the World of Being a Psychic

Derek Acorah | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Derek Acorah

I first became aware of a world beyond this one when I was six years of age. I was living with my family at my grandmother's house at the time. One day I was coming down the stairs when I saw a man on the landing. He looked to me for all the world like an everyday man...

So You Want to Know Magicians' Secrets? It All Happens in Your Own Mind

Kieron Kirkland | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech
Kieron Kirkland

As a magician people always ask me 'How did you do that'? In reality if you actually want to know how a trick works, that's probably the least useful question you could ask. Believe me, the mechanics of magic really are the least interesting bit.

A Cure for Impostor Syndrome?

David Dodd | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Dodd

Impostor Syndrome describes the status of feeling like you don't know as much as you think you know on a given subject, that those around you know infinitely more, and that you might be found out as a fraud at any minute. Sound familiar? It's a problem from which even the most successful and outwardly confident people suffer.

A Fresh Take on Magic at the Edinburgh Fringe

Ben Hart | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Hart

I spend a lot of time writing material for my shows - scratching my head, deleting, re-typing, drinking coffee...

LOOK: 'Real-Life' Dumbledore Opens World's First Wizard School

Barcroft Media | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

MEET Oberon, the real-life Dumbledore from Harry Potter - and headmaster at his very own magic academy, The Grey School of Wizardry. More than 650...

Oscar Pistorius To Appear On Dynamo's TV Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Oscar Pistorius is set to appear on the new series of Dynamo's TV show 'Magician Impossible', it has been revealed. The Paralympic athlete, who has...

Making Magic

Clare Reddington | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Apart from a few exceptions, magic has been slow to respond to more recent emerging technology areas, like the internet of things. Creating time and space to explore how technology could produce new experiences, stories, tricks or products, seemed like a good investment to us.

Dave Potter: Eleven Things A Wizard Prime-Minister Would Use His Magic

Tom Moseley | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics

One thing we have learned from David Cameron's trip to Kazakhstan is his desire to step into the shoes of Harry Potter. In fairness, the PM chose the ...

WATCH: Turn Water Instantly Into Ice

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Tech

Alchemy? Magic? Aqua Hypnotism? The reality of this quirky little trick to instantly turn water into ice is far simpler - which just makes it coole...