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73: Lie, Cheat, and Steal




Tsk tsk tsk. For shame! Tales and trivia about notable cheaters: the marathon runner whose time seemed too good, the journalist whose reports seemed too colorful, and the gutsy guy whose casino caper seemed too easy. And of course, the awesome anti-cheating mechanisms, like plagiarism software and RFID tags, to battle against sneaky behavior! And how a couple of Canadian thieves got themselves in a STICKY situation. 

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