Tricky

“A physics professor at Adelaide University in Australia, Sir Kerr Grant, used to illustrate a point by allowing a heavy ball suspended from the roof trusses to fall some 30 feet and be caught in a sand bucket. Each year the bucket was lined up meticulously to catch the ball — and each year students…

The Speeding Ticket

Recently, a man in Florida went to great lengths to get out of a simple speeding ticket. When the police officer who pulled him over was out of earshot, the man dialed 911. He told dispatchers that a murder was about to take place. He passionately described how a person was holding a gun and…

Lies, Cover Ups, and Bomb Threats

The entire fiasco started with a bad choice. Danielle Shea decided to drop out of Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University. There was nothing necessarily wrong with this decision except for the fact that she lied to her family about it. So, her mom continued to send thousands of dollars to Danielle for college and her family continued…

The Fake Walmart Employee

The 17-year-old kid certainly looked like a Walmart employee.  He had all the right attire and even knew how the corporation worked, since at one time he was an employee.  He traveled from store to store posing as “a manager from another branch” and the real Walmart employees bought his story.  This teen guy successfully…

Who’s Fooling Who?

Deception is seen almost everywhere.  Mechanics, car salesmen, lawyers, politicians, telemarketers, and many other professions have received deceitful reputations.  Interestingly, deception is even seen in nature.  Animals often try to look and act something they aren’t.  For example, the King Snake (Left) uses the bright color pattern to look like the highly venomous Coral Snake…