Great Magic Is Still Amazing Even When You Know How the Tricks Work

I love it when Penn and Teller do this: They don’t just perform a trick like they did on The Late Late Show this week. They pull back the curtain and do it a second time so you can see what’s actually going on! It’s still amazing even after the illusion is revealed.


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Bill Nye Has Announced the First in His Series of Science-Themed Novels for Kids

Bill Nye the Science Guy will be publishing a series of children’s books beginning next April. The first book, Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World, involves orphan geniuses who build robots, love math, travel to Antarctica, and search for a missing scientist. What’s not to love?!


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Atheist Group Donates $10,000 to Flooded Louisiana School District

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is sending the Livingston Parish Public Schools in Louisiana a check for $10,000 to help them rebuild after massive flood-caused damage. FFRF added that the District’s website should also rethink the banner headline quoting the superintendent which reads, “Praying for all of our Livingston Parish people!”


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Christian Man Fired After Vandalizing Office With Oil (To Anoint It) Loses Discrimination Case

A Christian man in Florida said he was discriminated against after being fired for anointing his whole office. But a judge ruled this month that his employers had every right to terminate him after he vandalized the office with oil.


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Polygamist Leader and Fugitive Lyle Jeffs May Have Been Raptured, Says His Defense Attorney

Fundamentalist Mormon leader Lyle Jeffs is currently on the run from the law. His attorney just issued a court filing saying Jeffs may not be around because he “experienced the miracle of rapture .”


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