Three out of four Americans claim they have had a psychic experience, these days you can even find psychics at your nearest mall, but are psychic phenomenon what they appear to be? In this film James “The Amazing” Randi sets about debunking various psychics in an effort to explain to us how our senses are fooled by these people.
Things that can hurt you just by looking at them are science fiction and fantasy, right? Well, not quite. Inside Walt Disney World, home of the most terrible earworm known to humanity, I talk about the McCollough Effect.
John Stossel investigates the supernatural, ESP, psychic powers, astrology, voodoo and other ideas that many people believe simply because they want to believe. They care less about the proof because believing makes them happy.
The System is a Channel 4 special in which Derren Brown reveals a scam which can convince anyone that he has created a 100 percent guaranteed method for winning on the horses.
Cameras followed a member of the public, Khadisha, as Brown anonymously sent her correct predictions of five races in a row, before encouraging her to place as much money as she could on the sixth race.
After Brown had placed a bet of £4,000 of Khadisha’s money on a horse in the final race, he explained that The System did not really exist.
This episode of “Arthur C. Clarke’s World of Strange Powers” shows some great footage of experiments with Ted Serios, a man who claimed to be able to project images onto film using only his mind, a process he dubbed “Thoughtography.” Read more here…
In this highly personal talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 minutes — a world record (only two minutes shorter than this entire talk!) — and what his often death-defying work means to him.