Arthur Conan Doyle devoted a whole chapter of his book The Edge of the Unknown to a detailed argument that Houdini had genuine psychic power, but wouldn’t admit it. Curiously, Doyle and Houdini remained friends for a long while, in spite of public clashes over spiritualism. Perhaps they shared an appreciation of the value of public self-promotion. Eventually Houdini became outraged as a result of a seance in which Mrs. Doyle claimed to have communicated with Houdini’s mother, and the details she reported were obviously wrong.
Here’s a video of him talking about it a few weeks before he died:
Believe it or not, Those blue and green spirals are the same color. What’s more, all those lines that look like they’re cutting through all the stripes aren’t continuous, and some of them are orange while some are purple. When the bluish green is crossed by orange, it looks green, and when it’s crossed by purple, it looks blue.
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Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of the mind. What starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a hegemony of greed, leaving only a sense of chaos and the prospect of a new reality.
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It’s a trend we didn’t know about: men who pose as lesbians to blog about issues concerning lesbians. Why do they do this?
I didn’t start this with my name because … I thought people wouldn’t take it seriously, me being a straight man
That’s Bill Graber, who wrote under the name Paula Brooks on the ironically-titled LezGetReal. It turns out Amina the Gay Girl in Damascus AKA Tom McMaster in Edinburgh wrote on LezGetReal before starting his own blog.
Amina often “flirted” with Brooks, the paper said – with neither man apparently realising that the other was also a man pretending to be a lesbian.