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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:58 am 
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I found this quite fascinating - especially the woman with no head illusion - how was it done? :?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7929326.stm


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:23 pm 
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Thanks for the link, I have always found these pre-TV, pre-internet entertainments fascinating. This is a really good book about these type of illusions, mainly in the late Victorian/Edwardian period

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hiding-Elephant ... 012&sr=8-1

Also this book is fascinating. Going back a couple of hundred years but amazing stuff. Animals that could count and do sums, and 'fireproof women' :shock:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Learned-Pigs-Fi ... 051&sr=1-2

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:28 pm 
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Thanks for that Simon - I may just have to invest in those books, particularly the second one! :D


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I would love to be able to metamorphose into the headless woman......particularly when I have to attend boring work meetings....................oh, and by the way I couldn't recommend enough CIRCUS by Tashen..it's a brilliant beast of a book..............


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