A marvellous story the worlds best con-man
Frosted glass windows are meant for privacy, plain and simple. Sometimes you see it used for aesthetic effect, but primarily it's used to let a little light in while keeping wandering eyes out—unless those wandering eyes have some Scotch tape in their pocket.
No, this isn't a real episode of X-Files, but it certainly could be.
...this anonymous dude for keeping it ingeniously simple. Who is he? No idea, but John Doe is now web famous. No need to spend all that time modifying pens and Coke labels. A coat sleeve will do just fine.
From Boing Boing, a highly amusing photo gallery of illegal goods seized by airport customs officials in Australia. Some are fairly typical, but others really make you wonder... Yes, I'm most definitely talking about the tropical fish skirt lady.
Clancy Martin is a tenured philosophy professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, but in his pre-academia days he sold luxury jewelry. And he was quite good at it. The key to his success? Lying. Below, a quick lesson in the art of deception excerpted from a fascinating piece on Martin.
Arbroath's mysteriously procurred image shows a teacher's ingenious, simply assembled solution for preventing potential cheaters. We've got lots of methods for cheating on tests here at WonderHowTo, but what does one do when (literally) saddled with this kind of challenge?
White criminal Conrad Zdzierak has committed the ultimate crime of racial stereotyping, plus multiple counts of aggravated robbery after robbing four banks and a CVS pharmacy. The robberies took place on April 9th of this year, but Zdzierak wasn't caught until now, thanks to an incredibly realistic, $650 silicon mask named “The Player”.
Parking spaces are scarce in most urban locations. But can a DIY sensibility change the rules. Other drivers might fall for it? On the other hand, it is hard to imagine that a local cop could be duped by this makeshift parking spot. Gotta be fake. What's your opinion?
Oh, where would young hooligans be without the internet classic, the Coke Cheat HowTo? Ingenious and incredibly time consuming (why not just use the time to study?!) instructional via Eat Liver.
Lifehacker posts an article on the art of cracking weak passwords, courtesy of Internet standards expert, CEO of web company iFusion Labs, and blogger John Pozadzides. Pozadzides certainly knows a thing or two about password logic. (Note: this information is not intended to hack into accounts, but rather to protect you from using weak passwords).
Lockpickers, school yourself. The incredibly prolific, woodworking whiz Matthias Wandel demonstrates the inner workings of a combination lock with his wooden mechanical model.
Why shell out for tickets when the view's just fine from the outside? Cheap, clever, fun. Make your own for the next big game.
Sick of losing quarters to machines that promise you toys? Wanna win the stuffed piggy once and for all?
Video: Add LED lights to avoid speed detection while driving.
Michael Shermer is an authority on cons. As Editor in Chief of Skeptic Magazine, Shermer has spent most of his professional life in, as he likes to call it, "baloney detection".
Candy machine hacks are so popular now, one might think it's easier to get candy from a vending machine than from a ... baby.
Diligence is good. Cheating is not. Teachers, principals, and tattletales: if you see a student squinting and fixated on a beverage during an exam...think twice.
Locked out? Quit climbing through the windows or calling your ex to let you in. Get serious. Howcast says, do it yourself.
Yes. It works.