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to wonder if The Dynamo does actual real magic?

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MalibuStacy Sat 06-Dec-14 14:33:10

OK, forgive me, I live abroad so have only recently seen this guy on the TV. He was going around the UK doing magic tricks. They were incredible! And the people he was doing the tricks on looked utterly amazed. How can he know what people are thinking? How does he do that? How?

I have to know...

Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Sat 06-Dec-14 14:35:45

It's just Dynamo.

And yes, it is real magic wink grin

divingoffthebalcony Sat 06-Dec-14 14:36:41

Magic isn't real. It's sleight of hand and cold reading.

Writerwannabe83 Sat 06-Dec-14 14:38:15

It's real magic grin

MalibuStacy Sat 06-Dec-14 14:38:56

OK, so common sense tells me it's not real magic. But then, how does he do it? Does anybody know? I don't believe in anything woo, but this is really troubling me… confused.

What's cold reading, by the way?

divingoffthebalcony Sat 06-Dec-14 14:41:14

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_reading

AlistairSim Sat 06-Dec-14 14:42:36

Yes, it's real magic.
If you look closely at the front of his trousers, you might see his magic wand.

divingoffthebalcony Sat 06-Dec-14 14:44:12

Derren Brown has also written books on the techniques he uses: www.derrenbrown.org.uk/books.php

riverboat1 Sat 06-Dec-14 16:28:30

If you do a bit of googling there's a website that provides explanations for lots of his tricks. I don't know if they're correct or not but they seem plausible. Quite a few seem to rely on high-tech gadgets like 3D projectors and a heat-generating wristwatch.

EveDallasRetd Sat 06-Dec-14 16:31:30

Dynamo scares me. I can't watch him any more - he creeps me out blush

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