Re: FWD (IUFO) balls of light

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 21:07:40 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

> Actually, if you line the inside of the candy bottle with something like
> vegetable shortening, you could actually contain liquids in the bottle without
> dissolving the candy itself...

Right, and it occurred to me that the brittle hardens as it cools, so
there is a much easier way: take a bottle, saw it in half, fit it back
together to make a mold, pour the liquid candy into the mold,
dip it in cold water, a thin shell of candy forms on the inside of
the bottle, pour out the remaining hot liquid. Later after full
cooling, take the mold halves apart, and inside is a hollow
bottle shaped piece of candy. {8^D

This is all gone far afield, but I have heard criticism before of
Randi and other debunkers: they dont actually claim the
magicians are hoaxes, they merely demonstrate how their
tricks can be done by natural means.

Does anyone know what issue of Skeptical Inquirer ran
a story on Max and Natasha More? That was my first
introduction to them, and I would like to get a reprint or
at least a URL. spike

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