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Martin Gardner’s100th Year

On October 21, it will be one hundred years since the birth of the mastermind, Martin Gardner, a man so well known for his original thoughts, creations, and writings, that he hardly needs introduction. He was interested in many areas – mathemat- ics, puzzles, philosophy, physics, logic, skeptical inquiry, and pseudoscience. But throughout his very [...]

Obie O’Brien – A Force of Nature

“Do you believe in miracles?” The above sentence is synonymous with one of the greatest moments in the history of sports. It occurred in 1980 at the Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York. The United States national hockey team, made up mostly of amateur players, defeated the Soviet Union national team, which had won [...]

Magic Week Proclaimed Oct 25-31, 2014

Kenrick  “Ice”  McDonald ,  National President of the Society of American Magicians, proclaimed the week of October 25 to October 31 2014  as National Magic Week throughout the United States and Canada. For more than forty years the Society has recognized the anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini with a special “week” of events [...]