A history of cups and balls magic

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Even when you know how it’s done, a well-performed cups-and-balls routine is pure magic. Enjoy this entertaining history of one of the world’s oldest (it dates backs to ancient Egypt) and most enduring tricks. My favorite part of this excellent presentation is the video of magic great Dai Vernon’s routine (Click on the Performances section).

Bloomberg “to announce” it has more traffic than the Wall Street Journal—but BI is thrashing everyone

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traffic-yahooBut on the business news beat, they’re all behind Business Insider, Forbes, and Yahoo Finance, “as defined by comScore”. Yahoo is sinking, though (As is AOL Money)—it lost nearly a third of its traffic in a year, “as defined by comScore.” Another winner, though, seems to be CNNMoney, ignored in the report.

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