The Cutting a Person in Half Trick

This educational video series explains the secret science and engineering behind some amazing magic tricks. Full details, including lesson plans for teachers, are available at The project was developed by the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London with funding from the National HE STEM Programme for England and Wales with support from cs4fn and games developer, space explorer and magician Richard Garriott.

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