Crooks need help from real banks to rip you off.
Let’s say a crooked telemarketer somehow tricks you into revealing your credit card information over the phone. Continue reading “How banks help scammers steal your money”
A Blackstone souvenir program
Continue reading “Harry Blackstone, World’s Master Magician”
A wonderful circus poster
Continue reading “Wondering about wonder. Why do we?”
How the FBI warps your words
Paranoia… or prudence?
Attorney Harvey Silverglate explains the interview technique used by the FBI to manipulate what you say and turn your own words against you. Continue reading “Why you should never talk to the FBI”
Why statistics can be deceptive
and turn us all into "Albert-Alberta."
From a thread on Reddit called "What’s the most intellectual joke you know?"
Continue reading “Why we are all hermaphrodites”
Both faces are "real".
New York photographer Leland Bobbe took a series of portrait photos he calls "Half Drag." Men with a female drag queen persona made themselves up with half their face female and half male. Continue reading “Why we are all drag queens”
In November 2012, FBI agents in Nebraska had a problem. They’d uncovered an online bulletin board web site with over 5,000 users who shared pornographic images of children, but they weren’t able to identify any of the customers. Continue reading “Why did the FBI run a child porn website?”
The media descended on the farm, looking for a story.
Joe Bankson and Gena Charlton live in a farmhouse in Hardin, Texas. Continue reading “When the psychic word collides with the real world”
Nature likes to mess with our concept of what we think looks real.
Cirrus Kelvin-Helmholtz Clouds
Continue reading “When real clouds look fake”
Scientists administer to the body of a dead
sperm whale which has beached itself near
the River Thames in Greenwich, England. Continue reading “What is magical about this beached sperm whale?”