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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 24.06.2014 | 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...

A Chat with Illusionist Paul Kieve About His New Show Limbo

Chris Cox | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

The South Bank in London is once again home to the E4 Udderbelly, London Wonderground and brand new headline show 'Limbo' from the team behind last years hit 'Cantina' is running from now through to September.

WATCH: Disappearing Friend Photo Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Magician Rahat is back - and up to his naughty ways again. This time, he's asking strangers to take a photo of him and his friend - only for his fr...

Reddit User Finds Card Collection, Posts Video Of Baby Wrecking It, Collection Turns Out To Be Priceless

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Tech

Update: G'ah! Turns out this was a fake - as many suspected. The original poster has now admitted faking the find. "Long live the lulz! Hope most peop...

WATCH: Magic Shop Assistant Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Comedy

If only all shop assistants were like Michael Carbonaro. Mr Carbonaro is a magician who now has a recurring segment on 'The Tonight Show With Jay L...

WATCH: How Can Water Bend In Mid-Air?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Tech

Tech illusionist Brusspup can make water do pretty much anything - including bend in mid-air, totally freeze and (we imagine) do the Harlem Shake. ...

Spend Less and Play More This Christmas

Lucy Beresford | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Beresford

Life is always about balance and it's nice to believe that if there's one time of year when we might push the economic boat out it would be Christmas. But the importance of play provides the rationale for tapping into something more vital to the well-being of all ages than money can ever be.

Dr Derren Brown?

Hannah Cox | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Cox

As an avid viewer of his work and stage shows I have been amused, confused and downright bamboozled by him as a showman for years. Like all great artists the moment you think you have worked him out he smashes out a curveball.