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Thu, Jan 15 2009

Mister Ron's Basement #1258

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's Bicentennial this month, we are delivering some of Poe's funniest stories. Today, we learn some of the tricks of the con man, who, back in the 1840s, was called a 'Diddler.' From 1843 comes 'Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences.'

Read more about this fascinating story, and where (apparently) Poe got at least part of it from on the Mister Ron blog at http://misterronsbasement.blogspot.com/2009/01/edgar-allen-poe-oddity.html.

Time: approx twenty-four and a half minutes

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