The best magician you’ve never heard of

The best magician you've never heard of
Chipps Cooney with magician David Copperfield

Chipps Cooney has performed in his native New Jersey for years but had been little known except to a select few. Continue reading

The artist who made some very good $100 bills

The artist who made some very good $100 bills
He bought a Heidelberg GTO 52 
offset printing machine. Continue reading

The American flag optical illusion

The American flag optical illusion
Stare at the center star until 
your patriotism increases. Continue reading

Headless woman exposed by drunken playboy

Headless woman exposed by drunken playboy
"And now, you see before your very eyes… Marva."

In this clip from the 1941 movie Maisie Was A Lady, Maisie, played by actress Ann Sothern, gets unfairly fired as a sideshow body after revealing her head. Continue reading

He loved the addictive thrill of fooling the experts

He loved the addictive thrill of fooling the experts
Ken Perenyi forged the work 
of artists such as Gilbert Stuart, 
who painted this famous portrait 
of George Washington. Continue reading

Why the smugglers could not disguise their loot

Why the smugglers could not disguise their loot

You have to wrap your goods so they’re airtight.

Three vans crossing from Hungary into Austria were stopped by police and discovered to be loaded with almost 10 tons of contraband. Continue reading

Why fake coupons are better than fake money

Why fake coupons are better than fake money
The queenpins of the coupon scam:
Amiko Fountain, top;
Robin Ramirez, left; Marilyn Johnson, right

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Why Def Leppard is ripping off Def Leppard

Why Def Leppard is ripping off Def Leppard
Joe Elliot with Joe Elliot

The heavy metal rock band Def Leppard, which started in 1977, recorded their music long before recording contracts mentioned digital rights. Continue reading

Why can’t I buy stuff with “phoney mazuma”?

Why can't I buy stuff with "phoney mazuma"?
(Click to enlarge)

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When do lying humans lie the most?

When do lying humans lie the most?
A detail of the infographic "Honey,
I’m working late and other stories: 
The truth about phone calls"

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