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    • The 9 Lives of the Spanish Prisoner, the Treasure-Dangling Scam That Won't Die

    • By: Erik Shilling
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Postal shakedowns were a simple, and sometimes effective, way of illicitly separating rich people from their money in the 19th century.

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    • One Danger of Flashing the Peace Sign Could Be Stolen Fingerprints

    • By: Erik Shilling
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    Have you ever posed for a photo with your index and middle fingers raised, indicating your desire for world peace? Probably, since the sign has become shorthand for the sentiment after Vietnam War activists popularized it in the 1960s.

    But researchers in Japan warned this week that those flashing their exposed fingertips were at risk of fingerprint theft, which in turn could be used for any number of things, like unlocking your iPhone.

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    • The Long History Behind Fencers' Hit-Detecting Electrified Gear

    • By: Erik Shilling
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 6 mins
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    It's like a sword fight - minus the casualties. It is also one of five groupings of sports to be in every Olympics since 1896. But in the modern era, and after the advent of protective gear in the 19th century, there remained the complicated and controversial question of scoring. Fencing resembles nothing more than a traditional sword fight, but in a traditional sword fight the scoring is done brutally and truthfully. Seeing your insides open suggests that there's little doubt a thrust connected.

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    • This Burger King in Finland Has a Sauna in It

    • By: Erik Shilling
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    It's important to be healthy.

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    • The Obsessed, Feuding Searchers Still Looking for Amelia Earhart

    • By: Erik Shilling
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 19 mins
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    She and her navigator disappeared nearly 80 years ago.

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    • Man Forges Boarding Passes, Lives in Airport Lounges for 18 Days

    • By: Erik Shilling
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    It was a luxurious vacation.

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    • The Massive Bee Hive Heists Unfolding in California

    • By: Erik Shilling
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
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    In January, The Great Falls Tribune wrote about a theft that, for a small-ish town paper in Montana, deserved something more than the police blotter but something less than a full-on investigation: the disappearance of 488 bee hives, or more than enough to fill a tractor trailer. According to their owner, Lloyd Cunniff, the hives, which were in away California to pollinate almonds at the time of the theft, vanished overnight.

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