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Newton's Nightmare A brilliant synthesis of sorcery and science, Newton's Nightmare must be seen to be believed!
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From the mind of William J. Schmeelk comes this gravity-defying miracle. A brass weight is dropped through an aluminum tube. It rockets through, falling into the spectator's hand. So far, so good.

But, at the magician's command, the weight drops through the tube in slow motion - like an astronaut bounding across the moon! The weight can be clearly seen floating through the tube!

Furthermore, the brass weight can be seen floating through the tube - even while the trick is in the package, making this a virtually self-performing miracle!

Newton's Nightmare is a delight to perform, and easy enough for any aspiring sorcerer - or scientist - to master.

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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Not the greatest magic trick, but a great demonstration of physics and Lenz's law. When I first got this, I played with it for hours because it was so cool. This would be perfect for a school teacher, the students would love it.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Do use around physics majors. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 20th, 2007
Show those physicists what you're made of. Slow gravity down in front of your audience's faces.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Interesting Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 10th, 2010
This is a lot of fun and very little slight of hand is required to perform it well. It works by itself and is fun to mess around with or to freak people out. You will have fun with and the price is nice so add to cart.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Great for School Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2010
Newton's Nightmare is a really good trick to perform, and it's really fun too. Whether you are taking science, teaching science, or none of the above, this is an amazing trick and a good gag too. While making the "bet" be confident. They will be unable to catch it (at least most of the time) but you will always. Don't anticipate catching it though. I like to wait for the drop, then I cover my mouth and yawn, and then bring my hand down to catch it. If you are looking for a different type of trick that is fun to perform and guaranteed to get some good reactions, then pick this one up.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Great teaching tool Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
I use this as an attention getter for teaching science. Beginners will pick this up quickly. Good quality for the price. Certainly worth it as an opener.
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Exactly what I expected Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 7th, 2014
This little trick is a blast to do, especially if I have children in the spectators. Though some adult might figure out or know how this is done, they all seem to enjoy the delight and amazement the little urchins get!!

The material seems of good quality and the price is within a fair range. It makes for a great warm up piece, or a grab and show the neighbors kid . . . Lots of fun!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 28th, 2014
Bought this to demonstrate electromagnetic theory for my high school and home school physics students. It is a wonderful illusion. Totally baffled them, and got them THINKING! Now, I know I violated the rules because I TOLD them it was an illusion...and made them do research to figure out just how it could possibly work. Engendered a GREAT discussion, much debate, they tried real hard to make it an air pressure reaction, even though we were discussion electricity and magnetism...he he he...they now are madly digging through their text, the Net, etc. to try to figure out just how it works. The best part, they are totally excited about "Figuring it out". Excellent teaching tool. It has my wife totally baffled, too. She thinks her husband is simply "magical". So it is good all round! Kudos
and thanks for bringing this to my attention. Now I want to develop a whole routine for my HS students. You guys ROCK!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
This a really neat trick, especially for children's shows and stage performances. It is simple, requires a bit of slight or hand, but it is great for having an assistant and interact with an audience. They will be amazed! With a little practice this will become one of your favorites. It really is Newton's Nightmare! ;)
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This is a great effect! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
This one is really fun to use around science people! They'll think you're crazy! I would highly recommend it for a school or stage setting. Add it to your cart and have fun!
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Don't use around physics majors. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 23rd, 2006
Strangely enough I learned this in college in physics class, and built a cheap version out of some availiable stock. While it's not so great around a physics crowd, still works great around others.

I suppose one great thing about this trick is it can be used to not only entertain, but if you don't mind taking away some of the mysticism to it, it can be a great science teaching tool, almost as cool as ferrofluids.

The lack of stars comes partly from the fact that I have built this one myself and partly due to the fact that I know too many physicists.
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