62 entries in Scientific Amusement
  
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Henri Decremps Premiere apparence de Mouvement Perpétuel. on a perpetual motion machine, compass needle moves constantly Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 143
Henri Decremps Autre apparence de Mouvement Perpétuel. other perpetual motion machine, made from wood Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 147
Henri Decremps Machine hydraulique exprimant la circulation du fang dans les veines & les arteres. hydraulic machine to simulate the circulation of the blood in the arteries, variations Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 173
Henri Decremps Expériences nouvelles, & divers Tours d'équilibre. balancing different objects apparently impossible equilibrium Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 268
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Papierfähnchen No. 12, piece of paper with grain and apple moves by itself, experiment Der Amateurzauberer 162
Unknown A Bottle Cannon and Seidlitz Powder non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 290
Unknown Shark in the Fish-pond non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 291
Unknown A Dodge with a Sixpence non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 293
Unknown Experiment with Corks non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 293
Unknown Pins into a Small Glass already Full of Water non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 294
Unknown Magnetised Paper non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 294
Unknown A Simple Coin Trick coin in broken match into bottle, non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 295
Unknown To Pick a Floating Indiarubber Ball up from a Basin of Water with the Mouth non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 295
Unknown The Home-Made Cinematograph non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 296
Unknown An Egg and Bottle Trick non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 297
Unknown Perpetual Motion non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 299
Unknown Atmospheric Pressure liquid remains in glass swung around, non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 301
Unknown A New Umbrella Stand non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 303
Unknown Electricity on the Spot non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 304
Unknown Cardboard Figures Blow Out and Light a Candle non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 306
Unknown Superior to the Spirit Level non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 307
Unknown Objects Suspended Without any Support vacuum, non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 307
Unknown The Burnt Thread non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 310
Unknown To Bore a Hole Through a Coin with a Needle non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 311
Unknown How Water Deceives non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 312
Unknown A Novel Way to Slice a Pear non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 312
Unknown Magnetised Marionettes non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 314
Unknown To Empty a Glassful of Water with a Bottle also Full of Water non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 315
Unknown To Bore a Hole through a Pin with a Needle non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 315
Unknown Egg Spinning non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 316
Unknown To Suspend a Glass Full of Water non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 317
Unknown The Travelling Egg non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 318
Unknown Joey Hoppensack poses a problem and its answer... string melts into ice cube, physics The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 138) 784
Martin Gardner Japanese Paper Bird bird fold that flaps its wings, application with flash paper and coin appearing from bird or traveling in birdInspired by
  • "Houdini's Paper Magic" (p. 117)
Related to
  • "Scientific Recreations" (Tissandier, 1881, French work)
After the Dessert 11
Ormond McGill The Pendulum: In Performance - constructing the pendulum
- operating the pendulum
- powers of the pendulum
- individuality in working with the pendulum
- experimental evidence with the pendulum
- and as to miracle
Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 24
Unknown Whisky-Water Transposition glass with whisky is placed inverted on glass with water, liquids transpose, physics, see p. 94 for more information Malini and His Magic 48
Patrick Page The Revolving Snake - How to Make a Fascinating Novelty
Paper snake on wire is put on lamp and starts to spin as long as the lamp is alight
Tricks with Paper 9
Patrick Page An Impromptu Propellor little tray formed from cigarette paper, spins on finger, Tricks with Paper 12
Patrick Page The Balancing Note on the nose and on the finger Tricks with Paper 14
Patrick Page Ping-Pong on the Nose balancing a paper tube on the nose and throwing balls into it Tricks with Paper 15
Unknown Picture Gallery paper can be folded so it shows different pictures Tricks with Paper 41
Unknown Moving Pictures how to make a flick book Tricks with Paper 62
Unknown How to Make a Parachute Tricks with Handkerchiefs 56
Unknown There She Blows coin spins on glass, stunt Tricks with Coins 23
Karl Fulves Zero Gee Lunaball (scientific toy), light metal sphere with magnetic outer surface, close-up levitationRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 3) 841
Newman the Hypnotist Telekinesis construction spins under glass cylinder, physicsAlso published here
  • "Telekinesis" (Sphinx, April 1923, Vol. 22 No. 2)
Mind & Matter 53
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Psychic Motors "Curiosities"
piece of paper spins on the tip of a needle
- Martin Gardner's Method (Scientific American, April 1975)
- Streamlined Psychic
- Stop/Reverse
The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1168
Karl Fulves Solid Liquid "Curiosities"
seesaw set-up with two filled glasses, ruler and pencil, it swings when water is pushed and thus water is apparently solid, physics
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's "Science Puzzlers"
The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1182
Karl Fulves Einstein Centennial thoughts on various ideas in physics
- Bang Bang
- 90% Paradox (Sturgeon's Law)
- Time Out
Interlocutor (Issue 29) 111
Karl Fulves Time Turned Backwards physics musings Interlocutor (Issue 38) 152
Unknown Crash - Diving Submarine raisins in club soda rise up and down, physics Elastrix 38
Unknown The Twirling Cigarette Paper spins on tip of finger, physics Elastrix 38
Unknown The Deceptive Hairpin one or two ends of wire pin put on spectator's arm, he doesn't know if one or two pins without looking, physics Elastrix 39
Unknown The Ghost and the Arrow arrow reverses when viewed through glass of water, physics Elastrix 40
Unknown Fire Power No. 24, compass needle moves, iron in staple in matchbook influences needle Self-Working Mental Magic 36
Unknown Reflexes No. 26, bill dropped through fingers, cannot be caught Self-Working Coin Magic 38
Unknown Metal bending No. 27, coin apparently soft and bent back and forth Self-Working Coin Magic 39
Martin Gardner Blow Up marshmallow grows to twice the size in vacuum and then instantly collapses again Rigmarole (Issue 1) 10
Joseph K. Schmidt Star Burst "four psychic tricks" No. 3
broken toothpicks rearrange themselves into star configuration under paper cover, water makes them unbend, quirting lighter
Rigmarole (Issue 3) 30
Martin Gardner Rising Marble marble rises to the top in rice-filled glassAlso published here
  • "Physics Teacher" (Sept. 1994)
Rigmarole (Issue 10) 115
Martin Gardner Pepper presentation for the stunt in which pepper in water rushes to the edge of the glass, soap The Fine Print (Issue 6) 154
Karl Fulves Crushed filling plastic bottle with hot water, emptying it and capping it, it deforms, variation with special brand Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 398