Karl Albrecht had his last laugh.
A notice in a local German newspaper notified people that a man named Karl Albrecht, aged 88, had moved to new lodgings in Hamburg. Continue reading “Why Karl’s change of address notice was deceptive”
She’s not a real girl – she’s a robot.
Magician and artist Pierre Mayer created an automata based on Valerie, an actual quick change artist. Continue reading “Valerie the quick change artist – an automaton”
A visible transformation, hidden by a shower of confetti
David and Dania are quick change artists who performed on the first season of the TV show America’s Got Talent. Continue reading “The quick change artists David and Dania”
When you cut and paste, you want
to get the correct number of zeroes. Continue reading “He wanted change for his million dollar bill”
"I yam what I yam!"
Popeye may be steady, but
facts about his spinach are not. Continue reading “Even “scientific” facts change”
"Hold on. I’ve got to figure out the odds for this next hand…"
Part of my motivation for Deceptology was to teach about deception. And maybe deep inside I thought that if people could be, if not less deceptive, at least more able to understand deception in their lives, they might be able to ferret it out where it might be doing them harm. Continue reading “Can I change your deceptive gambling behavior if I teach you the math?”