Magicians Penn & Teller created a 8 hour long video game recreating the drive from Tucson, Arizona, to Las Vegas, Nevada. newyorker.com/tech/annals…
, a bank teller refused to cash Charlize Theron's check when she first came to Hollywood; so she engaged in a shouting match with him. A talent agent, waiting behind her, handed her his business card and subsequently introduced her to casting agents. She made her film debut several months later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Teller (the silent half of Penn and Teller) began doing magic in complete silence when performing at fraternity houses as he found it reduced heckling and beer thrown at him during his act. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
Today I learned that Penn & Teller first performed together 45 years ago at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, sometimes with a third performer, billed as "The Asparagus Valley Cultural Society." power96radio.com/penn-tel…
The bank HSBC laundered so much drug money that the Mexican cartels moved their cash in boxes designed to match the dimensions of HSBC's teller windows. reuters.com/article/us-hs…
Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller has a patent for "Jill-Jet" a hot-tub jet specially angled for allowing women to masturbate against the water stream. The idea was inspired by a conversation with the lead singer of Blondie, whilst in a hot tub. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Richard Turner, world famous card mechanic won β€œClose-Up Magician of the Year” of 2014, fooled Penn & Teller on β€œFooled Us” in 2017 and has a black belt in karate, has been legally blind since childhood. *Dealt* is a documentary about his life, career, and coming to terms with his loss of sight richardturner52.com/about…
Magician duo Penn & Teller utilized the term "Bullsh*t!" because it legally protected the show from allegations of defamation/slander en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Today I learned of John Barrier, after a bank teller refused to validate his 50 cent parking because he was dressed poorly, he withdrew his million dollars from his account and took it to the bank across the street snopes.com/business/bank/…
Today I learned about when Penn and Teller, for their show Bullsh!t, Teller got into a tank with piranhas to show that they don't just go after people like in movies, and Teller was bit by one of the piranhas. youtu.be/S3vTld5pNlI?t=35
Edward Teller brought suntan lotion to the Trinity nuclear test, applied it to himself and shared it with others, as potential protection against the light of the atomic blast. The test of course took place in the dark. (The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Penn & Teller designed a video game called "Desert Bus" in which the player drove an 8-hour bus route in REAL TIME between Tucson and Vegas. It is impossible to cheat, the only scenery are rocks and road signs & once the player reached the destination, they had to turn around and drive back. newyorker.com/tech/elemen…
Today I learned about the Loomis Fargo robbery, the second largest cash robbery in US history, in which the conspirators were caught largely due to their extravagant spending afterwards and because one asked a bank teller how much money she could deposit before the bank had to notify the federal government. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oct…
Penn and Teller have been refused membership in The Magic Circle, the most prestigious group of magicians in the world, despite the Circle having asked them to donate items to their museum and write opinion pieces for their newsletter. magicdaily.co.uk/news/pen…
Christopher Columbus never set out to the americas to prove the earth was round,. This myth was created 400 years later by the american story teller Washington Irvin, creator of tales such as β€œRip Van Winkle” and β€œThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow” history.com/news/christop…
Actor Miles Teller survived a car crash in which the car flipped eight times. He went on to star in 5 movies that involved car crashes, including Whiplash, The Spectacular Now, and Bleed For This. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller painted his finger nails red as a joke in response to his mother telling him him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands, but always keeps one finger nail painted red in memory of his mother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills has a gravestone for Pen and Teller scoutingla.com/this-grave…
Penn & Teller created a Sega Game in the 90s called 'Desert Bus.' The Objective is to drive in a straight line from Tucson, Arizona, to Las Vegas, Nevada. The Journey takes aprox 8 hours, cannot be paused and you are awarded 1 point every time you complete it. newyorker.com/tech/elemen…
The word bank teller is derived from the Old English word "tellan," which means "to reckon, calculate, count, consider, or account." penandthepad.com/about-53…
When ATM machines were introduced, it was assumed that the tellers' job would be eliminated. But ATMs ended up increasing tellers overall. ATMs introduced - Teller jobs per branch reduced - Branches became cheaper to operate - Number of branches increased - Overall number of tellers increased. aei.org/publication/what-…
A Penn and Teller magic trick inadvertently led to the creation of safer car airbags and is a classic example of 'serendipitous' design cbsnews.com/news/the-powe…
A man robbed $1 from a bank so he could be sent to prison and receive medical care. He handed a teller a note demanding a dollar, then waited calmly on a sofa for police to arrive. abcnews.go.com/Health/Wel…
Penn Jillette said in an interview that a big part of Penn & Teller's success and longevity is due to their never having been close friends en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Today I learned about the sibylline books; Legend says that the last king of rome bought these books from a sibyl, or immortal fortune teller. They were consulted to during crisis several times during the roman republic and empire, before being destroyed in 405. Only fragments survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sib…
Today I learned of MKOFTEN, a CIA project aiming to "explore the limits of black magic" that saw CIA employees meeting with and recruiting fortune-tellers, demonologists and warlocks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Stephen Hawking once dined in the company of Edward Teller,pioneer of the hydrogen bomb, and typed "He is Stupid" in his speech synthesizer without bothering to lower the volume vanityfair.com/culture/fe…
The announcer in the Buzz Lightyear commercial in Toy Story is voiced by Penn Jilette, and that he was apparently the first person cast for the film. Also, the first two servers Pixar installed were called Penn and Teller. slashfilm.com/penn-jillet…
After arriving in Los Angeles at 19, a broke Charlize Theron tried to cash a check from her mother to pay for rent, but the teller refused. She got into a shouting match with him, drawing the attention of a talent agent behind her, who introduced her to casting agents and an acting school. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Raymond Teller (from Penn and Teller) once sued a YouTube magician for selling the secrets behind one of his acts. hollywoodreporter.com/thr…
When Salvador Dali was recently exhumed to determine whether a fortune teller is his biological daughter, his moustache was still perfectly intact. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Penn of Penn and Teller holds a patent for a hot tub jet made specifically for female masturbation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Artie Lange committed Bank Robbery, claiming that he was attempting to flirt with the teller by passing a note saying that he was armed and demanded 50,000, but she took it seriously triggering a silent alarm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
, according to FBI statistics, violent bank robberies are incredibly rare. In fact, most bank robberies (61%) involve a single person handing the teller a note and then walking out without incident. masslive.com/news/index.s…
Penn and Teller created a game called Desert Bus. The object is to drive in REALTIME from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada. There is no pause button and it needs constant steering. If you make the entire 8 hour trip, you earn one point. technabob.com/blog/2011/1…
Comedy Duo Penn & Teller are not friends and are essentially just co-workers. telegraph.co.uk/culture/t…
Teller of Penn & Teller's full name is legally just "Teller". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
In the musical Spamalot, the scene with the Black Knight was the most difficult to play on stage, according to Eric Idle. Penn & Teller created the illusion for the musical. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
I learned Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller has a patented "hot-tub with a jet specially angled for a woman's pleasure" called Jill-Jet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
The first American patent for an internal combustion automobile, by pure coincidence, was witnessed by Kodak founder and portable camera inventor George Eastman. Eastman, then working as bank teller, happened to be nearby when the paperwork was drawn up. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Teller from Penn & Teller has legally changed his name to just "Teller". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
Penn Jillette had skin growing inside his skull. He and Teller decide to shoot a magic trick during the surgery. Since Penn's a teetotaler, he couldn't get the full anesthetic and remain conscious for the trick. As a result his pain made the footage so disturbing it was unusable. humor.gunaxin.com/four-un…
Before realizing his true potential in comedy, Will Ferrell worked as a teller at Wells Fargo; apparently he lost close to $600 in his first two days on the job en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Teller (from Penn & Teller) began his silence during his youth when performing for college fraternities. He found that if he was silent, they would stop throwing beer and focus on his act. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
Teller started the practice of being silent during performances to avoid being heckled at frats while in college. npr.org/2015/08/01/428169…
"wtf", "omg", "fbi", etc. are NOT acronyms. (Penn+Teller) youtube.com/watch?v=lMZyn…
The β€œfelony lane” is the nickname given to the drive-thru lane at the bank that is farthest away from cameras and bank tellers. It got the name because it’s easier to pass false identities off in that lane. abc2news.com/news/in-focu…
Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) invented a bathtub specially designed for female pleasure. The Jill-Jet! theatlantic.com/technolog…
Jax Teller from the show Sons of Anarchy kills a total of 43 people throughout the series. sonsofanarchy.wikia.com/w…
In 1987, Penn & Teller had starred in Run-DMC's music video "It's Tricky" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%…

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