Daily Archives: December 30, 2017

Gaia gives us Fakeopedia

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Good write up by Mark T. Special thanks to @Misom too!

Gaia is involved in a project now, working with AB, called “Fakeopedia.” He asked me to write up POM (it still needs more work, links, etc.), which I did, and wants others to chime in too. The idea is a central repository for the major fake events of our time, but done in an open source manner, as with Wikipedia. It’s risky, and also a very large undertaking that is going to require perseverance and lots of work. I hope everyone takes a look, and where possible contributes. And thank you, Gaia, for stepping

Source: Gaia gives us Fakeopedia; some future projects, and a joyous new year to all – Piece of Mindful

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Staging the disappearance of the Statue of Liberty

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An amazing podcast on the secrets of magic tricks and how even our own minds, even if we know how a trick is done, can still be fooled. This podcast is instructional on how psyops and hoaxes can be constructed

Go to around the 50-minute mark for an explanation on how the audience or parts thereof are necessary to shill for the trick to really work.

Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at children’s birthday parties. A powerful sense of embarrassment has prevented him from ever doing an episode on the subject, but when he learned that producer David Kestenbaum was also a kid conjurer, they decided to dive in together.

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