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Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection

Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch.

A Pickpocket’s Tale is an article from the New Yorker on Robbins, that goes into some detail about his past, and how the legendary pickpocket is now working with neuroscientists, and the military, on perception.

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My sites are a mélange. A collection; a library; a museum: of things I like, or find thought provoking. To make them easy for me to find if nothing else. The owl image Michael Gäbler [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. The coffee image is public domain.

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