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The Company That Quietly Knows Everything About You

Photo: Justin Bolle/The NY Times You probably have never heard of Axciom, but it has heard of you. Actually, not only has it heard of you, it knows all about you: It knows who you [...]

How to Sneak a Cobra Past Customs

It’s time to unlock your body’s full potential. 1. Friends in High Places In 2003, a 28-year-old Swedish man named Johan Adolfsson took a nine-hour flight from Thailand to Australia with eight extremely lethal snakes -four king cobras and four emerald tree boas- strapped to his inner thighs. His plan to cash in on the $3,500 booty [...]