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Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by tolustx(m): 11:59am On Sep 27, 2015
ednut1:
indians practise thier religion fully unlike some of us dat mix jazz with xtianity/islam grin.i went to college wit indians nd pakis na. Was deported cos i stole a nike shoe which cost £47 at Jjb. Na £5 shoe wey dem sell for back of city centre i fit afford then grin.
lol. I'm glf u didn't mistake that as offensive.

BTW, dos who mix dr jazz wit religions are like ignorant of which is d true way and are trying to be on d safe side. So anytym they need to appear as xtians, they carry d bible, cross necklace, rosary, etc nd when they need sharp sharp favour or promotion, contract etc, they know where to go. Ll they wnt is to get whatever they need which every way it comes.
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by ManTiger(m): 12:23pm On Sep 27, 2015
lomprico:
Just like this

This one is not a anything near magic, its an optical illusion.

I'll post how the knife looks like later.
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by miketayo(m): 1:23pm On Sep 27, 2015
7footre:

Na true jor! And na sam okwaraji score our goal

lmao..how come all d indians have asked has no idea of this match ?
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by Nicepoker(m): 2:57pm On Sep 27, 2015
ednut1:
Where did Nigerians get this notion dat Indians have jazz self smh. Once lived in an indian populated area in UK. Dem no get any yeye jazz.
go to an indian populated area in india leave uk out of this.
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by opineflu(m): 3:24pm On Sep 27, 2015
PresidentT:
This is very straightforward now..... Take a closer look and tell me what u see...
...JUJU
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by Nobody: 3:43pm On Sep 27, 2015
If I give u a very difficult riddle/puzzle and u cannot solve it even though u tried all u could, does that make the riddle some sort of juju or black magic? Yes or No? I guess u'll say No.
Riddles/puzzles/logic problems are expressed in words. The fact that some can be so difficult doesn't make them mysterious or supernatural.
Same goes with tricks/illusions such as these. They are like the visual equivalent of verbal complex riddles. There's always an answer even though u don't know it for sure.
Man has gone to the moon and back, has thousands of satellites orbiting the earth, has invented super-computers, has gathered information from the farthest stars & galaxies, has sent probes and space crafts to different celestial bodies etc and yet this simple parlor trick seems to some folks like a supernatural unexplainable phenomenon. Like seriously? So this stick-stone-glass system is the ultimate proof of 'juju', 'jazz' or whatever primitive bullshit u guys believe in?

How man interacts with and understands his surroundings explains why some civilizations are so backward. Like someone noted, with all the mind-boggling powers/juju which our ancestors 'had', why could they be oppressed and controlled by the slave masters and colonialists? Whatever they could not understand, they termed 'supernatural', hence, stifled their capacity to advance technologically

With all the supernatural powers attributed to India, how come they were oppressed by the Brits? Why didn't they utter abracadabra and wipe out their enemies?

Back to the topic, different scientific explanations have been given regarding the photo. Its not about getting it right. The fact that u understand its a trick and apply physical laws in explaining it, makes u a winner unlike some block-headed primitive fellows.

- The whole system could be rooted to the ground via the stick passing through the glass. U might say the glass is transparent but how sure are u? Maybe that's what the illusionist wants u to believe.
This explanation is not my favorite though.

- The whole system could also be held together by magnets (in which case the block and stick are hollow) or powerful adhesives which u're not seeing. The 'block' might be a foam or paper material, so its not as heavy as u think. So the 'block' is tied to the stick, the stick is glued to glass, the glass to block beneath it which is then fixed to the ground.

- Or very tiny 'invisible' cables which goes upwards and ends up tied to some tree could be holding the system. Why is it not swinging u might ask. Maybe because the glass cup and block beneath it are firmly glued to the ground.

- Or it could be the delicate art of balancing. As long as the center of gravity of the system doesn't lie outside it, then yea its possible to balance it. I've seen other photos of balancing more WOW than this one.

Any of the explanations could be the answer.
Even world-class magicians like Criss Angels, David Blaine, Dynamo et al do not claim to use supernatural powers. What they do are all tricks, very complex tricks no doubt which takes weeks and months of careful planning.

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Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by 7footre(m): 3:58pm On Sep 27, 2015
miketayo:


lmao..how come all d indians have asked has no idea of this match ?
You prolly talking to the young ones........
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by miketayo(m): 8:51pm On Sep 27, 2015
7footre:

You prolly talking to the young ones........
both young and old.. that aside, havnt u asked urself y google or the entire internet has no record abt the match.. they still play football in india but they just aint that good to qualify for world cup
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by GODSBEAUTY(f): 10:33pm On Sep 27, 2015
moscow37d:


I dont think so. As d cup is transparrent. I took a severall closer look. Infact i almost touched it
The more u look the less u see
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by Filashade(f): 11:32am On Sep 28, 2015
This is nothing compared to Dynamo.

Come to London and see dynamo he even walked on water sef and I can confirm there was no board underneath go watch it on YouTube yourself.

I was there and I literally could not believe it.

The guy shock everyone ooo.

No be all dis fake yeye magic u dey see.
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by grandlexuz(m): 7:50am On Sep 29, 2015
I can sit in my office in Cameroon and type this on my tablet. You can read what I type in a matter of seconds while eating at Iya Basira's restaurant in Lagos. Tell me is it magic or science? You go for India see something you no ask the people if na Science or magic come di disturb us for nairaland. Nansense.. Lol
Re: Photo Of What I Saw In India . Science Or Magic? by bulalakoboko(m): 9:32pm On Nov 04, 2017
To me it's not magic but physics. The centre of gravity of that weight is in tandem with the base and the pivotal support which is the glass cup

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