When a kid named Murray destroyed a card trick

When a kid named Murray destroyed a card trick
It was going to be an amazing card trick 
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What does Wikileaks say about releasing the classified U. S. embassy cables?

What does Wikileaks say about releasing the classified U. S. embassy cables?Wikileaks invokes the sacred, mythical story of George Washington, who never did say "I can not tell a lie."(This stained glass window at Mount Vernon is from the 1950s.)
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We remember the politics we want to remember

We remember the politics we want to remember
Obama shook hands with Iran’s president,
 didn’t he?

A scientific study asked over 5,000 people to remember four political events that had been photographed. Continue reading

Two moon optical illusions

Two moon optical illusions
The Honeymoon

The vintage optical illusion postcard above, with its clever play on words, was described as "Arcimboldesque". Continue reading

Torturing a man with hope – a story

Torturing a man with hope - a story
"…you will be exposed to the quemadero, the symbolical 
flames of the
Everlasting Fire: it burns, as you know, 

only at a distance, my son; and
Death is at least 

two hours (often three) in coming… Continue reading

To prevent cheating, wear a stupid hat

To prevent cheating, wear a stupid hat
These happy fun hats make learning more relaxed.

These students at a university in Thailand had to wear improvised paper hats to prevent them from looking at other papers and cheating during a test. Continue reading

Three optical illusions with dice

Three optical illusions with dice
These dice create an impossible figure. Continue reading

This pretty woman had a horrible secret

This pretty woman had a horrible secret
Estibaliz Carranza is very attractive.

This pretty woman had a horrible secret
She seems like a fun-loving person. Continue reading

This street art illusion imagines a perfect world

This street art illusion imagines a perfect world
Utopia from the sidewalk

The utility box at the corner of Church and Duboce streets was looking a little plain, so SFMTA (the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) decided artist Mona Caron should spruce it up with some trompe l’oeil art. Continue reading

This is not a photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge

This is not a photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge
"Brooklyn Bridge"
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