Visionary illusionist, skeptic and magician, Jerry Andrus

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astounds the world with his illusions and special effects. At home in Oregon, which he calls “The Castle of Chaos,” Andrus fashions the mind boggling illusions which he exhibits all over the world. The world renowned magician continues to perform, invent, write and occasionally lectures on the subject of cognitive science.
“I can fool you because you’re a human,” says Andrus, “You have a wonderful human mind that works no different from my human mind. Usually when we’re fooled, the mind hasn’t made a mistake. It’s come to the wrong conclusion for the right reason.”

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(Left) Jerry Andrus posing in front of one of his amazing 3D constructs from a recent museum exhibit. If you look closely at the model you will notice that the pencil actually “skewers” the two large hex-nuts at an impossible angle. A normal pencil could not possibly bend in this way. How’d he do that?