You Can Spot a Fake Stradivarius By the Tree Rings in the Wood

Of the many theories swirling around why legendary Stradivarius violins are so great (aside from, you know, it's just all in our heads), almost all have something to do with the wood. Maybe it was trees growing in a Little Ice Age or logs being stored in Venice lagoons or a special wood preservative. It makes sense,… » 9/26/14 4:00pm 9/26/14 4:00pm

It Hurts To See These 127 iPhones Crushed By a Bulldozer, Even Though…

Counterfeit goods that get found out often get destroyed. That should come as no surprise. But that doesn't mean it's easy to watch, especially if the fakes are convincing. Take this Russian crush-fest, for example, where a bulldozer demolished 127 iPhones found to be cheap imitations masquerading as the real thing.… » 1/20/13 11:11am 1/20/13 11:11am