Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Fla. Teacher Accused Of Wizardry
Man Made Toothpick Vanish In Class

Teacher Jim Piculas does a magic trick where a toothpick disappears and then reappears.

Piculas recently did the 30-second trick in front of a classroom at Rushe Middle School in Land 'O Lakes. Piculas said he then got a call from the supervisor of teachers, saying he'd been accused of wizardry.

"I get a call the middle of the day from head of supervisor of substitute teachers. He says, 'Jim, we have a huge issue, you can't take any more assignments you need to come in right away,'" he said. Piculas said he did not know of any other accusations that would have led to the action.

The teacher said he is concerned that the incident may prevent him from getting future jobs.

Um.....a wizard? Will they use the "wood / duck" test, from Monte Python?

(Nod to JK, a wizard himself)

1 comment:

Steven Taylor said...


On another note, I often think of that scene in class when no one knows the answer to question and I barrage of seemingly random answers.

"What also floats in water?"



"very small rocks!"

and my personal favorite:


Indeed, I sometimes respond back to a class filling the air with misc answers: "churches!"