Baudelaire, with horns.
The story The Generous Gambler is the origin of the phrase: "The devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist." That line is also used in the movie The Usual Suspects, about the character Keyser Soze. Continue reading “What’s the best trick of “the devil”?”
The magician Ching Ling Foo would produce "the strangest sort of objects from under a cloth…"
Thomas Edison was making short films at the same time as the Chinese magician Ching Ling Foo was performing in the United States at the turn of the century. Continue reading “Thomas Edison’s trick photography imitates the magician Ching Ling Foo”
Most pranks never cause the kind of
emotion this 10-year old girl felt. Continue reading “This trick might make you cry”
A humorous paper folding gag.
Grave Mistake Magic Trick – Dick Stoner
Continue reading “The grave mistake magic trick”
"Oh no dude, toss the drugs!"
The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in 2000 that said that randomly stopping cars to search for drugs is not legal. Continue reading “Police try deceptive trick to catch drug users”
Raise a glass of wine to his stunt.
A performer named Black takes a magical stunt one step further by using his skill with yo-yos. Continue reading “Impossible-looking yo-yo trick”
One guy fooled someone into
carving a computer out of wood.
An article in The Atlantic explains the war between the scammers and the anti-scammers. Continue reading “How to trick an online scammer”