Richard Wiseman

@RichardWiseman

Psychologist, author and magician. At Univ of Hertfordshire, but personal twitter account.

anyone have any idea why the juggling clubs in the pic look bent? (via@thewildbunny)

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1917 days ago

anyone have any idea why the juggling clubs in the pic look bent? (via)

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MesmerState 1917 days ago

Uri Geller must be nearby.

natronics 1917 days ago

A most awesome example of this effect can be found here: http://derrenbrown.co.uk/blog/2009/10/optical-illusion-iphone/

Gammidgy 1917 days ago

Clearly a digital camera, not film. Not all rows are sampled simultaneously.

natronics 1917 days ago

Yep. It's called 'rolling shutter'; a common way to read off CMOS based cameras http://dvxuser.com/jason/CMOS-CCD/

enigmamagic 1917 days ago

camera lense combined with the frame rate settings?