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The Egg and I-yi-yi

2004-12-08 15:59:56.977466+00 by petronius 2 comments

As the anniversary of the death of John Lennon comes up, we can expect to see a number of published tributes to the great musician. But, I'll wager, none quite so strange as Uri Geller's description of how the Space People visited John at his apartment in the Dakota building in New York.

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#Comment Mysterious object made: 2004-12-09 19:15:12.092641+00 by: td [edit history]

I have one of the mysterious eggs that Geller shows in the photograph. It's a brass superellipsoid, designed by Piet Hein and popularized in Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games column in Scientific American some time in the late 1960s. They were a museum store staple at the time. (BTW, John Lennon was the popular figure I admired most in my youth. He died on my 28th birthday, and I am annoyed as hell that a scumbag like Geller uses his connection to JL to promote himself.)

#Comment Re: made: 2004-12-09 19:52:37.243118+00 by: Diane Reese

James Randi began a May 2002 online debunking article with a reference to these superellipsoids, Piet Hein, and the Geller UFO origin claims for the souvenir Lennon carried around with him.