For some reason I was curious about the ski jumper in the 1970‘s era ABC’s Wide World of Sports intro who’s featured as the words “agony of defeat” plays. He’s a Slovenian named Vinko Bogataj. Years after his ski-jumping mishap he was invited for an interview with the network and was in a minor car accident on the way to the studio. I love his response: "Every time I'm on ABC I crash."
Everything I need to know about politics I learned in sixth grade.Penn and Teller demonstrate the seven basic principles of magic: Palm, ditch, steal, load, simulation, misdirection, switch. Wired Magazine has a dissection of this trick in their article on the neuroscience of illusion.