An African Bull Frog is teased by an ant game.
This frog, also known as a Pixie frog, can weigh over 4 pounds. Continue reading “How to fool a frog with fake bug technology”
A conjurer can be secretly
placing a ball under a cup. Continue reading “How magicians fool magicians”
|Michael Quiroz, McDonald’s robber|
Magicians have a saying: "Never do the same trick twice." That’s because even though you might get away with it the first time, the next time you’re more likely to be discovered. Continue reading “Fool me once, shame on me, rob me twice…”
"She might have fooled me, but she didn’t
fool my mother." – Norman Bates
Continue reading “You can’t fool Norman Bates”
This tank, it’s not real.
Over a year ago, I wrote about Rick Beyer trying to finish his documentary on the Ghost Army, a secretive American squad that used various techniques to fool the enemy during World War 2. Continue reading “Watch the Ghost Army fool the enemy”
In Bill Watterson’s comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes," Calvin tries to deceive the tooth fairy using the substitute corn kernel ploy, thereby exploiting the rushed nature of her work. Continue reading “Two schemes to fool the tooth fairy”
Journalist Nellie Bly went undercover
Very few news organizations practice major investigative journalism on subjects that matter, even though there’s an honorable history of uncovering stories using deception, such as Nellie Bly pretending to be insane in 1887 to reveal hideous abuses in a New York lunatic asylum. Continue reading “Is it moral to fool the immoral? One reporter’s tale”
Designers aged her with
Continue reading “Meryl Streep wants to fool the other actors”
It only works for some of us.
Continue reading “How to fool court-ordered monitoring equipment”
A reporter visits a fake marriage market in Shanghai. Continue reading “How homosexuals fool their parents in China”