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Banachek Drives a car blindfolded on Australia ABC

Posted in: Latest News ♦ Tuesday, June 14th, 2011, 4:51 pm ♦ Comments Off

In a fascinating and funny new six-part ABC series, intrepid sceptic Lawrence Leung rides in a car driven by a man wearing a blindfold, just to see if he can do it.

“He had coins over his eye sockets covered by black gaffer tape,” Leung says. “I tested it out – it was pitch black – and I applied that blindfold to him myself. For about 20 or 30 minutes, he drove that car blindfolded through Las Vegas. The film crew and I were s….ing ourselves – he drove pretty fast – but he did it pretty well.”

Welcome to Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable, where the curious, quirky comic investigates not only the irrational and the impossible, but puts them to the test.

Like Mythbusters meets The X-Files, Leung travels the globe over six episodes to seek the truth about UFOs, ghosts, psychic powers, magic tricks and the manipulation that helps make us believe.

“I wasn’t sure how he did it,” the diminutive Melburnian says of the blindfolded driver, magician and mentalist Banachek, admitting it’s one of the creepier experiences of the series. “But I don’t believe he was psychic. It was some sort of trick or method that he wasn’t willing to say………..
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Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable airs Wednesdays ay 9.30pm on ABC1.