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Secrets of Area 51 Confetti

confetti to take home and ponder
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Within the Secrets of Area 51 Confetti can be found the tantalising snippets of words and phrases that add kudos to every conspiracy theory that ever existed.

This is only one example of a range of absolutely authentic documents that have been shredded and thoroughly mixed together, making re-assembly supposedly impossible.

Leave small packets of them indiscretely in odd places, to be found and pored over, or just chuck them about at a suitable celebration.

Stop Press:
Just added in the "personality range"
The mystery of Donald Trump's hair.

xenzag, Nov 09 2007

Somewhat envisioned in Rainbow's End http://www.amazon.c...uture/dp/0312856849
Futuristic (but ultimately disappointing) novel by Vernor Vinge includes a machine that simultaneously shreds library books and reassembles them digitally. (Full text of novel here: http://vrinimi.org/rainbowsend.html) [land, Mar 12 2008]


       Then follows the web site where people can post scans of their "snippets" and attempt to re-create the document from which they came.
phoenix, Nov 09 2007

       ...I have a + for {U}
xandram, Nov 09 2007

       //poured over// you'll just make them soggy.   

       make them from the contents of the shredder.
po, Nov 09 2007

       Yes, I think you are right [po] - "preened" is the better word for which I was looking. (edited)
xenzag, Nov 09 2007

       No, it was "pored over". Leave the preening to Mr Trump and his mystery hair
BunsenHoneydew, Nov 09 2007

       Drat - that seems equally correct - flicks head from side to side like bemused cartoon character. It's the Area 51 - just typing it in causes mental aberrations. (re-re edits)
xenzag, Nov 09 2007

       This was done by Soviet agents in the 1960s, but the reconstructed documents were so unintelligible that they were sold to Hollywood studios as movie screenplays.
whlanteigne, Mar 09 2008

       The treasury dept. does it already by shredding $100 bills and stuffing them into clear pens. We buy their garbage from them....what a racket.
KineticKill, Mar 09 2008

       Relating to the //web site where people can post scans of their "snippets" and attempt to re-create the document// I presume there already exist machines which will scan shreddings and then analyse them to reconstruct the original documents?   

       Damn - a quick Google shows that there do.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 09 2008


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