That thing that people show you when you're a kid

where you hold a pen by the end and wave it loosely up and down and it looks like it’s going all bendy.

Why does it look like it’s going all bendy?

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magic

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http://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2193187

I studied optical sciences for twelve years and no one has ever been able to find out.

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it was explained in the matrix (only with a spoon but it’s the same principle)

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The pen is staying still, its the earth (and possibly the cosmos) bending around it.

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Maybe it’s because your fingers heat the pen, so it melts a bit?

Makes sense.

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Wait till I show you how I can remove the ends of my fingers!

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what!

I’ve only ever seen it done on a thumb

wonder if I could make my big toe disappear

Uri Geller invented the phenomenon…

Also, remember when he made Gary McAllister miss that penalty against England in Euro 96? GBOL…

I think I meant thumb. Been a while since I did it.

please be careful - could end badly if you are out of practice

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I thought he’d died for some reason…

Sight is the shittest sense isn’t it ? I mean, you only need 24 frames per second to fool the eye/brain into perceiving continuous movement but to get realistic sound you need 44,100 frames per second

Hearing rules

I genuinely checked his wiki page before posting as I also thought he was dead :neutral_face:

He made you both think that :open_mouth:

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The greatest trick he’s ever pulled off.

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I think that you might be getting Geller mixed up with Gagarin. It’s an easy mistake to make.

Yeah, it’s weird in a society that’s so preoccupied with vision but from an evolutionary perspective you can see how a well tuned 360 hearing ability gives you a much better survival chance than putting all your resources into vision

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