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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.

Apollo Robbins studies human behaviour to become a better pickpocket. A jaw-dropping and hilarious TED video.

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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"I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind, Flung roses, roses riotously with the throng" — Earnest Dowson, 1867 –1900 Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae (1896) (Excerpt)
The lovely image of an owl is courtesy of Michael Gäbler [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. The coffee image is public domain

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