Wes Barker has been getting a crazy amount of publicity lately. iTricks has been skipping more stories about him than we have been running. The way he is going, he just might be the break out magician of the year. Above is a TV interview appearance from last week with Wes, who is back home after shows in Australia.
Here is something pretty cool: The Lancashire Telegraph just ran a story on magician turned school teacher Ricky Reidy who offers the students at Darwen Vale High School in Blackburn magic lessons during their lunch breaks.
The New Zealand version of Stuff took a skeptical look at Uri Geller in an interview with the alleged psychic and spy before the documentary The Secret Life Of Uri Geller airs in the country.
Finally, a broken wand: The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel carried the obituary of Sylvester Adamski (88), who performed for years under the names of Silas and Si Adams. A World War II vet, Adamski was a member of both SAM and IBM and even penned the book Snappy Rope Patter.
iTricks is sending birthday wishes to Lance Burton, who turns 54 today. He actually shares his birthday with a whole slew of famous people, including Carrie Underwood, Olivia Wilde, Timbaland, Rick Rubin (all younger than him), Sharon Stone and Shannon Tweed (older than him). It is also Chuck Norris’s birthday… he is 74 and can beat up everyone else who has today as a birthday, even if they all came at him at once. Seriously, he is super bad; he had his own designer jeans made for high kicking. That is awesome.
But we digress. Simple fact is Lance Burton is also awesome. He has performed for millions of people, he has had four network specials, won the FISM Grand Prix in 1982, works with kid magician and is by all accounts is just an all around good guy. And as we are highlighting above, he was on Knight Rider.
Can you move just one digit and make the following equation correct:
101 – 102 = 1
If you have not tried to solve it, have a go now. For everyone else the answer is after the break….
Move the ’2′ up half a line to make 101 – 102 = 1
Any other solutions?
I have produced an ebook containing 101 of the previous Friday Puzzles! It is called PUZZLED and is available for the Kindle (UK here and USA here) and on the iBookstore (UK here in the USA here). You can try 101 of the puzzles for free here.
This DVD teaches a single card technique: Michael Brewer 's REL Change, a card color change. It's a visual and fast change of one playing card into another. There are no gimmicks and one card seems to change into another one in a blink of an eye....
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