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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Yes, if you wanted, you could always buy invisible ink that appears when you shine a blacklight on it. But your friend would have to get one, too so they could read it. But if you're not into spending money or, you're just plain broke, there's a cheaper way that works just as well. So, are you ready for the possibly life changing secret invisible ink formula?
It is... Lemon Juice
That's all. You could add vinegar, too, but, it would smell bad. Just paint with it on the paper and it will appear invisible until it is held over a candle. Now, I know you're not a five year old (if so, that's awesome) and this is already pretty obvious but, please, don't catch the paper on fire. If you can't use a candle you can also use a hairdryer. A hairdrier would not be so useful if you were trying to be quiet though. Spying is a dangerous business.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
OK, enough with the boring spy history, let's get down to business. You've probably heard of Morse Code. It used to be a very common code but now, not many people know it. If you haven't heard of it, here it is:
Hey, wait a minute! It's that easy to decode? Than why use it? Morse code is kind of a scribble-it-down-real-quick-and-pass-it-to-your-friends code. If you want a top-secret-burn-this-when-you-get-it code, you'll have to make it yourself. Sure, there are thousands of codes already out there that I could show you but those are known and easily decoded. How would you make your own code? It's fairly simple:
A= HI B=NEVER C=ROCK B=TRY C=MAT D=HOW E=CAR F=EARTH G=TEST H=ELF I=PEN J=CARD K=LEGO L=BONE M=BEE N=GET O=MATH P=YELLOW Q=TINY R=FOX S=TIME T=LAMP U=FOAM V=THE W=SAID X=IS Y=LIES Z=JUMPED
Just use a word for every letter of the alphabet “pass the notes on” would be: “yellow hi time time try elf car get math lamp car time
math get” You could also use symbols instead of words but then you can't type it up. Here are some things to remember when making and writing this code:
1.keep commonly used letters paired with shout words, you don't want to have to write “anti-disestablishment” every time you want to use an “a”
2. When finished with the code, try to avoid using words with two of the same letters next to each other like “assassination” or “kittens”. It will become much easier to code breakers to decode it.
3. try to keep things short but not to short
After you and your friends make the code, memorize that too. Tell no one.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I have been studying spies and spying for quite some time now. I have read books and done research. Now I am hoping to share this information with you.
As I start my agency, you will learn about famous spies, spy gear, and how to spy. As you may have guessed, good spies -the best spies- never get caught. Then why bother learning about them? To learn from their mistakes. You will become a better spy.
And if these spies were so bad, why are they famous? Not all of them were bad spies. In fact, most of them were really good. They may be famous for the unique way that they spied or the amount of time they were able to spy before getting caught.
An example of a good famous spy is Nathan Hale. Nathan Hale is known as America's first spy. He was discovered by the British as a spy in the Revolutionary War. He is not famous for being the first spy but for his legendary last words: “I regret that I have but only one life to lose for my country”.
But is that all? He lived, spied on the British and died? What was he doing? What was he trying to learn about the British? At the battle of long Island, he volunteered to monitor the British from behind enemy line. He got as far as New York before he was tricked into revealing himself and was captured. He was taken to 66th St. where he was hanged.