The Shanghaiist brings us this video of acrobat turned magician Wang Baohe. His cup work is sweet and is “shrinking bones” act is INSANE.

Rachel vs Guy: Celebrity Cook Off premiered last night on Food Network. Team Rachel’s Penn had a banner night with his fire eating scoring big during the challenge to entertain a Medieval Times audience and his steak going over well, too.

In case you missed this past weekend’s New York Times Sunday Book Review, it was a look at Martin Gardner’s autobiography Undiluted Hocus-Pocus penned by Penn’s partner, magician turned Oscar contender Teller. If your neighbors swiped your copy of the Times again, the piece is available online.

ABC is re-running David Blaine: Real or Magic tomorrow (Wednesday, January 8) at 10 PM Eastern, but in a shortened, one hour form instead of the original 90 minute presentation.

Finally, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that in a world of multi-million dollar high tech attractions, theme parks such as Universal Studios Florida are still making big money with highly popular old school carnival games such as Whack-A-Mole and ring toss. Something to keep in mind, as it is way cheaper to add carnival games to an entertainment business than it is to build thrill rides with licensed characters!