wanna see a trick

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Daniel Z
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wanna see a trick

Postby Daniel Z » December 9th, 2015, 10:31 pm

From the Guardian. An orang-utan enjoys a little magic.
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supermangic
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Re: wanna see a trick

Postby supermangic » December 11th, 2015, 10:32 pm

Haha, this is great! If only spectators reacted this way all the time!

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Re: wanna see a trick

Postby MagicbyAlfred » December 11th, 2015, 10:38 pm

Hilarious! Probably the only trick the Orangutan would like better than that vanish would be a production - of a banana, that is (perhaps followed up by the multiplying bananas). Now that would be an aPEELing routine! Pause - - for collective groans.

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Re: wanna see a trick

Postby Jonathan Townsend » December 11th, 2015, 10:55 pm

i'd like to see the next few seconds of what happened. eyes going up to follow the treat ...
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Leo Garet
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Re: wanna see a trick

Postby Leo Garet » December 12th, 2015, 8:56 am

Also mentioned here.


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Jack Shalom
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Re: wanna see a trick

Postby Jack Shalom » December 12th, 2015, 11:22 am

There are also videos on YouTube with dogs as magic specs. The difference there though is that the dogs seem to be distressed at the disruption of expectation; here the orangutan laughs. What a wonderful lesson in coping mechanisms and the meaning of laughter when confronted by surprise.

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Re: wanna see a trick

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 12th, 2015, 11:42 am

I don't believe, short of a controlled trial with multiple orangutans over a period of time with many repetitions, that there is any way to prove that the reaction is related to the "trick" aspect.
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Leo Garet
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Re: wanna see a trick

Postby Leo Garet » December 12th, 2015, 11:53 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:I don't believe, short of a controlled trial with multiple orangutans over a period of time with many repetitions, that there is any way to prove that the reaction is related to the "trick" aspect.

Dear, Dear, Richard. Surely you've seen the "Jungle Book?"
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Re: wanna see a trick

Postby observer » December 12th, 2015, 12:59 pm

ref. "Confuse-a-Cat" sketch.


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