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MI5 Teaches Al-Qaeda To Make Cupcakes

If you read that headline and imagined a group of high-profile British intelligence agents giving a baking class to a bunch of jihadists, I hate to tell you, the story is not quite that cool, but it is still funny. Essentially, the MI5 hacked an Al-Qaeda website and replaced their bomb-making recipes with a few Ellen DeGeneres cupcake recipes. And you thought the MI5 didn’t have a sense of humor.

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Amazingly Awesome Spy Gears

These super incognito glasses are actually a cyanide pill in disguise, just chew on the tip and the interrogation ends. They’re just one of many cool tools of the trade for super spies during the Cold War. Wired has more.