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The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins





Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.

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25 thoughts on “The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins”

  1. *LIP SMACKING INTENSIFIES

  2. Owen Okuley says:

    so he’s a pickpocket and his last name is robbins….

  3. Clique NGM says:

    I can't be the only person who thinks his second name is ironic?

  4. i bet iv picked more pockets than you i ones stole a walkman as a guy was listening to it and he didnt no

  5. 吴易非 says:

    fingers is that you?

  6. Yusef Alimam says:

    At 5:00 the tie goes, i thought i was going crazy at 5:10

  7. WayToGo Paul says:

    Hold up, isn’t this the dude from Brain Games?

  8. Ben says:

    sleight of hand 100

  9. *Heretic says:

    intellectual blind spot is real, just to be aware of it, is enough to be more careful.

  10. How many people rewinded the video to see when he changed the shirt?

  11. He kept touching the audience's shoulders when he is on the stage to let him not notice his tricks.

  12. RayNow says:

    8 minute video and I've been on this for 20 minutes …..he stole my time too….Damn you Apollo!!

  13. im so damn broke that I want this guy to steal my wallet so that he can find some money for me

  14. Take a sip of water ffs

  15. He had Another poker chip

  16. Luai Ballan says:

    I just got played. Real bad

  17. a m a z i n g performance!!

    (i really don't hear any 'mouth-sounds' but even if i did…GEEZ ppl!
    THIS is what you focused on?)

  18. Shirt changed from 4 37 to 4 44

  19. SoulFire says:

    He's spent the last 20 years dreaming of manipulating women into sleeping with him… 😅

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