GERMANY: Find The Pin

At Leitmeritz last week it pleased the court to engage in a game of hide & seek. Finder was Herman Scheinschneider—who prefers to be called Erik Hanussen—a clairvoyant whose services include discovering lost property, giving stock tips, fortune telling.

Industrious Herr Scheinschneider receives $12 per consultation, professes to be able to solve 80% of the problems brought him. One client, Professor Albert Einstein, left him declaring: "Wunderbar! I am astounded!" But because 34 of the clairvoyant's clientele accused him of being a faker and haled him into court, the judge last...

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