Today’s lead off video is the 2017 illusion of the year (optical illusion, that is) as determined by readers of Scientific American (or at least their blog).

It’s cool, but I still prefer a well done Zig Zag Girl.

Sad news out of Houston where Frankel’s Costume Shop (which started as Morty’s Magic Mart) will be closing after 67 years this December so owners Terrie and Lonnie Frankel can retire. Read more about the shop on the Houston Chronicle website.

Did any Texas iTricksters get their start at Morty’s? Let us know!

Finally, Jason Latimer is performing at the Ventura County STEM Network’s STEM-tastic Awards on October 17 in Oxnard, California. Get the details on the California State University Channel Islands website.