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Date: 01/16/11 12:00 PM

40 Responses to Keith Barry Does Brain Magic

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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2011 at 9:57 am
    Link: Keith Barry Does Brain Magic - Another Ted video so a little long for IAB, but pretty amazing stuff
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    champbronc3 Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    Stupid. Magic. Fake.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    it was clever, but im sure it wouldn`t take a genius to work it out, just someone slightly more educated in deception.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    the spike thing would scared the poo out of me. lol
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Deception
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
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    January 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    So... where`s the explanation?
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    togoth Male 13-17
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    January 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    meh. derren brown would kick his ass.
    He turned an entire room of athiests into devote christians and back angain in five minuites.
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    TuffGhost88 Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    the first TED talk from which I didn`t learn a damn thing
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    @champbronc

    He`s not trying to prove its real magic you stupid f*cking idiot. F*cking moron.
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    naz2k55 Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    my guess is he was applying and releasing preassue to the guy with the long hairs foot under the tablecloth, not too hard that he notices but so he feels somehing
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    cheezer Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Watch his left leg from 11 mins in, hes clearly signalling for the lad to move his hand.
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    yeah theres a video somewhere that shows someone gettin stabbed by the nail in the last trick
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    eh.. it was entertaining, killed a good 20 min
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    walkrunfly Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    anyone else hoping he drated up on the last trick?
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    loved it, that was a lot of fun to watch.
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    kittilia Female 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    he never explained how he did anything T.T
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    20 minutes long?

    let me know if it`s good
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm
    Yeah it was pretty good Gerry
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    Great tricks, love the psychological type of magic. Need to go watch the other video now.
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    Civas-lies Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    kittilia-
    He kind of explained it all at the start :P
    We`re very susceptible to influence whether we`re aware of it or not and he`s extremely good at it. See how he cold-read the ex`s name in all of 15 seconds? He`s very good. Highly entertaining to watch too.
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    January 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    Cheezer-
    `Watch his left leg from 11 mins in, hes clearly signalling for the lad to move his hand.`

    I saw that too, then had to go back and see if anyone else in the comments saw it...
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    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    January 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    well i know that when he did the first trick. he pointed at someone. then put his hands differently. so when he turned his arms they could be straight again and quickly arranged his fingers to be different as well. Dunno about the car, but the "voo doo" trick is clearly actors. the glass shard was some sort of chemical that combusted because it was shook around. i don`t know the name of the material. the cup trick once again was an actor. all that was staged, he was instructed to set the cups a certain way. they would then be set back. They both knew the locations, he was nervous as poo, as would I, because in the back of my mind i would be like...I hope i didn`t drat up, i hope i didn`t drat up.
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    pomokey Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    the voodoo tricks were not actors. they are very simple to pull off. The only trick I`m not 100% sure about do is the nail trick. I mean, I could do it if it was my hand, but I would never put a spectators hand between mine and the nail.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    You know he touched that woman three times, than when she said "I felt like 3..." he interrupts her, and says "like a tingling feeling?" and she says "yeah!" because she believes him, not because that`s what she actually felt. It`s all suggestion.
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 12:29 am
    one word. Staged.
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:06 am
    Whenever he was driving blind, the girl said "We`re almost there." She was blindfolded. How would she have known that?
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 1:08 am
    However, the coke bottle and the spike baffles me, though I`m sure there`s a trick to it. I just don`t know what it is. P:
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    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    January 17, 2011 at 3:01 am
    Any Irish person would recognise the girl in the car. She is a TV host here. Yet he claimed he did not know her.

    I know a way to achieve what he seemed to do which would depend on the hood being used as well as a blindfold. It appears to make the trick harder to do but in fact can make it easier.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    January 17, 2011 at 4:39 am
    I fail to see how this is TED related. He doesn`t explain anything. I appreciate the magic, but it`s the wrong venue. Also, everyone take a step back and remember it`s an illusion. The man is not actually magical; we all know it`s illusions.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 5:08 am
    A little too long for IAB? Fancy why must you insult your audience more than a Michael Bay film?
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 6:52 am
    yes I guesed corectly on the cups but I would never try to prove it :-/
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 7:00 am
    And this is why...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 17, 2011 at 7:46 am
    a switch.

    you couldnt` see through HER hood and blindfold. His was differant... ? It`s all I can think of.
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    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    January 17, 2011 at 9:45 am
    when a magician says. Have we ever meet? then the person says "no" it`s true, they meet all the preparers then were placed in seats. then the magician is told what people to take from the audience. dur. trust me... i know
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 11:51 am
    I started this up expecting somebody to do a talk about tricking people. Instead he just did a bunch of magic tricks.
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    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    January 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    @Gerry1of1 The hood is see through enough to be able to drive but the blindfold underneath prevented the girl from knowing that. The magician only needs to do something to the sunglasses. We can`t see them because the hood hides them from us. He has several options. I won`t spoil the whole trick.
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    tp1212 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    January 17, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    The voodoo trick is actually kinda easy, he is using a bit of string to give the girl the `tickling sensation` when hes waving his hand about her and because she has her eyes closed, she doesn`t actually know when he is touching the guy. So while hes fondling the guy up she is waiting for when the magician wants to know where she felt the sensation.
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    brprince Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    around 8:50, it sounds like hes stuttering in his speech, but its actually him planting subtle verbal hints - people like him dont make mistakes - sounded a bit like the letter `R` to me which may be for the final trick?
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    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    January 18, 2011 at 11:26 am
    Good stuff
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    LastJuggalo Female 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    My probation officer was named Kieth Barry. He was an a hole.

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