Scott Pruitt, the recently confirmed head of the Environmental Protection Agency, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) yesterday. He announced his plans for rolling back regulations and said that what he wants for the agency is what the American people want. He is wrong.
Like many feats of visual trickery, the secret behind psychologist Richard Wiseman's "Tube of Mystery" boils down to a few not-so-mysterious tricks of the trade. What makes this illusion interesting, though, is how well it works even when performed badly.
Sleight-of-hand artist Apollo Robbins steals things for a living. In this captivating TED video, he explains how treating people's attention as a limited resource keeps him employed.
Check out this fantastic video on professional pickpocket Apollo Robbins (pictured above) — a man so talented at his craft, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and the military have studied his techniques for what they reveal about the nature of human attention.