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This is a little bit from Derren Brown’s most excellent book Tricks of the Mind. His debunking of Homeopathy is brilliant and it’s an all round great read and I’m not even getting a kick-back.

This from LBC Radio’s ‘psychic hour’…

CALLER: I have a house with a piano. Often at night, we’ll suddenly hear a note being played – High C – coming from the piano. We do have a lot of cats,* but it’s not any of them as the lid is down. Do you know what it could be?

MEDIUM: Well, there’s a couple of things it could be. A friend of mine is a piano tuner and he says that often, especially when the weather is getting hot, as it is at the moment, the internal workings of the piano can expand a little and cause a string here and there to pull at it’s hammer, which will result in a note being sounded. Apparently that can happen.

CALLER (unconvinced): Right, yeah, maybe…

MEDIUM: Or, you see, the High C note is a very resonant note energy-wise and will vibrate the chakras in the house, causing the fairies to sing. So it could be that too.

CALLER (delighted): Wow… yes, that sounds right. I mean perhaps it could be the strings expanding – sounds a bit far-fetched – but great, thank you, yes, I think you’re right. Thank you so much.

*No surprise there.

Some people shouldn’t be allowed out on their own.


  1. CountingCats says:

    A lot of cats? And what is wrong with that?

    Anyone counted them?

    Should this not be under cat blogging?

  2. RAB says:

    I like that Medium!

    He knows there’s a seeker born every minute!

    But he led with the facts!

    May he grow rich and chucklesome.

  3. RAB says:

    Oh and having the lid down
    has never been a perminent barrier to some determined cats I have known.

  4. Alisa says:

    ‘rich and chucklesome’?! LOL!

  5. Sunfish says:

    Do I even want to know what “chucklesome” means?

  6. RAB says:

    No hidden meanings.
    It’s a perfectly ordinary word like winsome or something.
    I cant have made it up surely?
    Person of jovial and easygoing demeanor.
    Like me!

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