Monthly Archives: July 2014

8/101 Seeing the Future, or Catch a Leaf for Luck

They say it’s good luck to catch a falling leaf. But it’s hard to do. Why? Equipment Ideally an apple and a leaf. But something alike, such as a ball and a scrap of newspaper will do. Background It takes … Continue reading

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Schrodinger’s Migraine

For many years, starting in my teens, I experienced visual migraine auras. They frightened me a lot at first but later I grew used to them. Over the years the attacks became commoner but no more severe. They caused no … Continue reading

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7/101 Footsights, or Braille for the Feet

Equipment You, your feet and a suitable local footwalk. Background Staring from Japan in the mid 60s tactile pavements have spread across the world. Sometimes described as ‘Braille for the feet’, these textured surfaces help visually impaired people navigate and … Continue reading

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6/101 Earsight

Equipment Your ears; your hand or a book; a blindfold if possible; if a friend is available that will make the experiment more objective. Background Famously, bats and dolphins can “see” by detecting echoes. These are the stars of echolocation … Continue reading

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