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Andrew Dunkley (12 days ago)
Woah family crime
Pris0ner Gaming (12 days ago)
Sounds like the workers at convenience stores claiming the ticket was a loser only to keep it and claim the winnings went on in Canada for like 30 years.
edgar allan frog (24 days ago)
#5 they were so close but man, showing off like the whole world is as ignorant as you and won’t figure it out is just so upsetting; they were almost out! But then the stupid asses drop a picture and then they went on Instagram and showed off 🤦🏽‍♀️
debbielwallis (28 days ago)
What about the real life occurrence that 'The Bank Job' was based on?
Itsa Games (1 month ago)
HMM i wonder who is doing the shoe stealing in MALMO....
Joel Hall (1 month ago)
Should have included the Millenium Dome diamond heist.
Free man (1 month ago)
activist/criminal -what's the difference?
Katherine Phaye (1 month ago)
Jaws XX: *The Shark Heist* :P
181baddog (2 months ago)
#2 is special forces from some country, making a little side cash 😂
Abdega (2 months ago)
7:18 Wait, I thought the numbers were chosen by a bunch of balls that fall into a hole?
baw1369 (2 months ago)
Let it be know that the San Antonio Aquarium is nothing more than road side attraction. Built in an old car dealership building. They were temporarily closed and treat their animals poorly. That crime actually took very little planning because they are poorly staffed with people who don't care.
Kalle Klæp (2 months ago)
Carries 2 lbs of raw diamonds..and claims they are "cheap" industrial diamonds. Unbelievable..this must be one of the best-planned crimes ever. He probably sold them for millions of $$$
Joe Mama (2 months ago)
"Few people have the capacity to pull off a master plot of this magnitude to exact revenge." I hope those words are spoken about me some day.
Joe Cary (2 months ago)
You forgot about the guy that stole $19 million worth of maple syrup from a warehouse. It took 50 semi trucks to haul it away!
Sketch Armslong (2 months ago)
You forgot about the 2016 presidential election?
Nadine Westerveld (3 months ago)
31$ for a philharmonic concert? That seems cheap!
Tara (3 months ago)
Baby shark do do do do do
D0P1C3 (3 months ago)
well what about František Procházka from Czech Republic who in 2007 stole 540mil CZK that is 21m € today from G4S vault without no one notice until next day and run out of country
Ben Hear (3 months ago)
'Returned to normal environment'. Placed in artificial tank.
kptins (3 months ago)
Does anyone else find it difficult to follow sometimes because he talks so damn fast and mumbles some words? Other than that the videos are great! Please slow down and speak clearer!
Joe Blow (3 months ago)
They should have hanged the lottery guy.
Thomas Conrow (3 months ago)
LOL "scooping out the shark tank" I think he meant scoping out. (long O sound)
sirgog (3 months ago)
I'm happy that, in the end, they found the... Baby shark do do do do do do Baby shark do do do do do do Baby shark do do do do do do Baby shark
Daniel Daniels (3 months ago)
Kelsey CoCa (4 months ago)
yet I can't plan my life a week ahead of time lol
Omakatyo (4 months ago)
What about the Titanic insurance fraud?
brian milligan (4 months ago)
I love Simon Whistler
xterva PC (4 months ago)
my first thought was that you look like vsause
lo1bo2 (4 months ago)
And they would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for those meddling kids...
Teena Courtney (4 months ago)
Lol, you said shoekeepers instead of shopkeepers and police :) 1:57
171akup (4 months ago)
Painful way to deter shoe theft is to stick something pointy in the display shoe, but if you aren't that nice then put to different size shoes on display and laugh at the idiots who stole a size 9 1/2 left shoe and a size 10 right shoe.
James Williams (4 months ago)
The most successful crime is gambling machines
Hjominbonrun (4 months ago)
jew-lery? why do brits speak such poor english. Another favourite is 'Somethink and War'uh(water) ...??' just why
Lee Joel Beasley (4 months ago)
how About "the Bank job" The Baker Street robbery was the burglary of the safe deposit boxes at the Baker Street, London branch of Lloyds Bank,[1][2] on the night of 11 September 1971.
LeClaw (5 months ago)
Like how they use a pic of a Scottish cop car for the Sweden robbery 😉👍
"Today I found out' that you are also on this channel.
Hanna Young (5 months ago)
The best part with the Swedish helicopter robbery, any money they have hidden, is now useless, we changed the look of our currency and that money is no longer legal. They can only use it for fire wood.
Kronos, Father of Time (5 months ago)
- "What are you in for?" - "Well, you see, I stole a shark and put it in a baby stroller"
INERT (5 months ago)
China _IS_ a country of fakes. And dog eaters.
Nicklas Odh (6 months ago)
A really cool antiklimax about the Swedish helicopter raid is that the unfound money is totally worthless. Sweden did replace their bills and coins (except the 10kr coin) with totally new ones in 2015 and 2016 and if you show up at the bank with more than 10000 SEK (About 1200USD) The bank starts asking questions.
larc Bren (6 months ago)
nora22000 (6 months ago)
I hope they give the shark thief a job managing the tanks.
morningstar (6 months ago)
Ida got away with it too, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!
Alexander J. Wei (6 months ago)
SW: Simon Whistler or Snively Whiplash?
SunPower Guru (6 months ago)
The idea of stealing the display shoe is that the store will then put out the other one rather than breaking up another pair. They then go steal that one too, giving them a full pair of the same size.
Razar Campbell (6 months ago)
30 years for stealing nothing but money, in a robbery where no one was hurt? Only in america...
Pendulum Panda (5 months ago)
In other countries, they can chop your hands off, or worse, kill you on the spot.
Gary F (6 months ago)
It's so sad that so many sheep spend so much money on useless diamonds...
S Venter (6 months ago)
I like your channel so much I don’t even mind the ads, and I HATE ads so much I refuse to watch anything on tv or even pay tv if they have ads.
S0LAR B0WL (6 months ago)
The most successful crimes and criminals are the ones you never hear about.
bubbleballgirl (1 month ago)
Asia and Africa have corruption in politics?
KaîÇee Crane (2 months ago)
+Kalle Klæp I agree, perhaps in all political systems but especially noticeable in western political systems
Kalle Klæp (2 months ago)
+KaîÇee Crane Of course, they are not all criminals. However, corruption plays a major role in politics...unfortunately.
KaîÇee Crane (2 months ago)
+Kalle Klæp politicians are criminals? Are all politicians criminals? If you think so then I present this. I assume you hold the belief politics is corrupt, for what ever reason it is so doesn't matter for this point but there is some reason(s), because of this you are vocal in your conserns. This is not a new sentiment amongst the people. Perhaps you stop there, only just being vocally against the criminal corruption as you see it and as others see it. Perhaps instead of only being vocal you also wish something to be done about this perceived corruption, maybe you don't know what should be done or how but something needs to be done. Perhaps few, but some from the group of people who share this sentiment will be willing do something and take action, and some of those who take action may believe they can change things from the inside and they go for it, they run for local office. Perhaps they can change things, perhaps not, but none the less their motivation for becoming a politician was to create change and to seek out ridding the political scape of their perceived criminal corruption. Perhaps down the line power corrupts and they become corrupted themselves, and if they do none the less at some point in their career they weren't corrupt as to become corrupted is to first lack the quality so you may gain it. I'd say it is safe to say at begging of their career in politics, when they were first running for office, there was at least one person who wasn't a criminally criminally corrupt politician. The problem with absolutes is two fold: they ignore nuance and the world doesn't work in absolutes. Making a generalization is looking at something in absolutes an this is a logical fallacy
Kalle Klæp (2 months ago)
Yes, but also those who wear a suit and tie...commonly known as politicians.
Jeb Reed (6 months ago)
Not enough planning......
AshKetchum442 (6 months ago)
honestly the art forger could have just sold his forgeries
Alexander Canella (3 months ago)
Except they would have been easy to figure out. Who do you think is going to put the most effort into checking if its real, a museum who has already verified it and have had it on the wall for years or someone spending millions?
yajurka (3 months ago)
+Michael Krämer Not if he told the buyer his is the true one and museum has the fake.
Tyler Stevens (4 months ago)
+Michael Krämer or fingered the bad forgers as the original thieves?
Michael Krämer (5 months ago)
Yeah, but for considerably less money, as the potential buyers could easily find out that the originals were still on display at the museum.
Adam Hedinger (6 months ago)
How many ads can you cram into the first half of a video? Stay tuned to find out
Frank Boogaard (6 months ago)
lol, diamonds as number 1? You should know that a cut diamond is worth as much as a shiny piece of cut glass. 99.7% of all diamonds are stored in vaults to keep the price up
Dakota Rushin (2 months ago)
An Unentitled Motivated Millennial no.... buyers set the price. Demand. remember when home phone prices dropped because of cell phones?
It simply dose not matter the price of diamonds will stay the same even if most of the world knows this fact the people setting the price are far too powerful.
Andrew (6 months ago)
White facing lol double standards
Smith Smith (6 months ago)
In Malmo huh? I wonder why it happened there? Isn't that the City with the highest number of Islamic Immigrants? I'm sure its just a coincidence... Nothing to see here. Move along, move along.
General Durandal (6 months ago)
1st place should go to the takeover of America happening right now.
Minecrat Silent Build (6 months ago)
The town was boring
obiora obi (6 months ago)
Minnesota Fatz (6 months ago)
Could you do a video on the top ten Cubans we should know about, but don't due to their isolation?
Sirena Spades (4 months ago)
Are you aware that it is only the US that was closed to Cuba.... the rest of the world visited Cuba all along. So Simon in the UK may have been to Cuba... The rest of the world has been vacationing in Cuba. They haven't been isolated at all, they just haven't had trade with the US.
dmcgee3 (6 months ago)
This is not the first time you’ve used that image of Snidely Whiplash.... so I realize this isn’t TIFO but where does the trope of tying someone to railroad tracks come from?
Hailhydraskull (6 months ago)
Stealing a shark really
sinofdusk3 (6 months ago)
These seem less elaborate than my heists in payday...
3rdFloorblog (6 months ago)
Almost a shame they didn't get away with the loot.....almost.
Kenneth Evans (6 months ago)
Hey what's going on man you made a video a while ago I'm not sure when but you were talking about like what it takes to be successful and it had Malcolm Gladwell in it and a couple other guys I just can't find it if for some reason you see this and know what I'm talking about I really love that video could you see send me the link thank you I love your channels and boigraphics is dope
Kenneth Evans (6 months ago)
It it had him talking about how prodigies aren't real it takes the 10000 hours of practice but that was just one of the points made in it
Kenneth Evans (6 months ago)
I've been searching for like the last 45 minutes for it I'm not going to lie it was really inspiring
Legend Killer403 (6 months ago)
but I still get 1.5 mills LoL
Legend Killer403 (6 months ago)
america is priceless guy gets 25 for the hacking lottery for 2.2 mils he should get a reward of 220,000 dollars
ATX-CVPI (6 months ago)
Who the hell steals a shark?
Satan (1 month ago)
Their name was said in this video...
Nic Soderman (2 months ago)
I can name at least one Bond villain who would...
Slimeustas (4 months ago)
An activist
Doug Bennett (5 months ago)
who steals a shark, do do do dodo do do
Tina (6 months ago)
ATX-CVPI The exotic pet market is very real, and unfortunately very profitable. This is detailed in the book “The Lizard King.”
Karla Kirkpatrick (6 months ago)
hello Simon prior to this there have been several notable planned robberies one at the Ritz Carlton in  Paris  France the 70's they cleaned out the deposited boxes the while black ties suites and a few more heists too planned out ones was sewer themed now they patrol them.
Karla Kirkpatrick (6 months ago)
my favorite heist series is on Netflix from Spain called the money heist the best ever
Tiernan Mcvickers (4 months ago)
+Tim Baird they're making a 3rd season def gonna watch
Tiernan Mcvickers (4 months ago)
Tim Baird (5 months ago)
La casa de papel, awesome show, cant wait for the third part due sometime 2019
Jinx Dragon (6 months ago)
That actually amused me: Steal one shoe from this store, the other shoe from this store....
Krakus Krak (1 month ago)
Took an Incredible Amount of Planning
Mabus (3 months ago)
Isn't it suspicious when somebody with only the left shoe on comes into your shop? Wouldn't you immidiatly think that this person will probably steal your right shoe?
Karla Kirkpatrick (6 months ago)
but not at the same time duh
mozzyforest (6 months ago)
What about el chapo breaking out of prison again?
Robert Werner (6 months ago)
Is there a way to do a video about Head Lice? Like top 10 myths or Top 10 ways to get rid of them? Or a mix of both?
AML (4 months ago)
Olive oil and vinegar are the best way to get rid of head lice...
SCE Genius (4 months ago)
Too lazy to google?
Tina (6 months ago)
An irritating and itchy topic, LOL.
Karla Kirkpatrick (6 months ago)
find out the different species what they come immune  to current treatments and which organic treatments best and yes to keep  hair and brushes away from others duh I know this
Mark Morash (6 months ago)
$100,000,000 in diamonds, with a wholesale value of $20,000,000. That's still a nice haul, but they're diamonds.
Nathan Holt (6 months ago)
So actual value is just a few $ Edit - spellcheck
Karla Kirkpatrick (6 months ago)
that's why they are so easy to move from place to place gold can be to if done correctly
Ken Helmers (6 months ago)
Interesting! Thanks Simon
frank hargreaves (6 months ago)
That was fun.
Jesus Mark (6 months ago)
Serious question Simon. When how did you fix the lights/glasses problem?
descentplayer (5 months ago)
Is it not obvious? He got rid of the green screen.
Lyndon Norton (6 months ago)
CityinFlames he’s always looked mint to me!
CityinFlames (6 months ago)
The channel has more production value due to Simons growing popularity. They are doing him a solid by making sure he looks mint to his fans.
Christel Headington (6 months ago)
The best laid plans of mice and men...
ozzymandistwenty14 (5 months ago)
Men? What have men got to do with it?
Eric Leblanc (6 months ago)
🎶Now they're planning the crime of the century🎶😎
VerticalMind (6 months ago)
As for the Swedish helicopter robbery, one would hope they exchanged the cash before all paper money was changed out a couple of years ago... Bummer to spend years in prison only to find your bounty to be worthless!
SCSilk (6 months ago)
Prospective criminals, take note: Watch your DNA Change your face Involve few outsiders Don’t drop stuff Don’t brag afterwards Don’t get greedy Don’t hang out with convicts
Victorious Vehicon (6 months ago)
What about the crime of false-democracy?
Ri dan (3 months ago)
to qoute oscar Wilde democracy is the bludgeoning of the people by the people. wilde like anybody whos thought about it advocated anarchy. social programmes for schools hospitals an such could involve democratic ideals. but the weakness of democracy is just another political lie. we anarchist are like the people u do not see in church weve real things to put energy in to help ur local community rather then helping evil win.
Pendulum Panda (5 months ago)
+Randy Perkins Indeed.
Randy Perkins (6 months ago)
+Owain Shebbeare there are a lot of differences between the two but I don't have time or patience to write a thesis on a YouTube comment. Check them out and see how many differences there are.we are definitely turning it more into a democracy
Owain Shebbeare (6 months ago)
+Randy Perkins A Rebiblic is a style of government, democracy is the method of choosing government members. Describing the US as a democracy is technically correct, as is calling it a rebublic, but you are describing different things about your government..
Randy Perkins (6 months ago)
Yes guys our government definitely needs to be a reminder.
myplane150 (6 months ago)
I just watched Simon on a Today I Found Out vid... He has clones, right?
Emil Andreasson (6 months ago)
Yes, he have at least 4 clones.
Chris Balfour (6 months ago)
He himself is a clone of Patrick Stewart. Not just one of his hundreds of clones though - he was captured and reprogrammed by Star Wars fans to take down Disney.
Jonathan Ward (6 months ago)
He also has a clone on Biographics
kai wilson (6 months ago)
Huskymax 2011 (6 months ago)
Simon if you were planning on doing a video about planned crimes why didn't you do a thumbnail on Ken ham and a number about his scam ark park?
Nishant Jakhad (6 months ago)
How about Scofield breaking out his brother out of Fox River ? That was some planning !!
BLACKAAROW (6 months ago)
Word right ?! I vividly remember that fat guy fell off the rope as he tried to escape xD lmao
Avei Paofalse (6 months ago)
Quite informative for further crime planning😂😂
Tiernan Mcvickers (4 months ago)
This is what not to do
Davvy Jannes (6 months ago)
Except, all of them were caught.
Van Tadeo (6 months ago)
If they applied their research in a legitimate job, the world would've been a better world.
nora22000 (6 months ago)
The same could be said of bankers.
My ex told me she was on birth control but I got a 3 year old son.... that should be a crime
Misty Stewart (3 months ago)
Wrap it up. If you're trusting someone else to be responsible for your swimmers, you get the kid that might result.
Alexandra Donnelly (5 months ago)
+nora22000 thank you, that's very kind 😊 I have to admit, it takes a long time to realise your parent is just petty when they don't like you for their own reasons. I don't know why. But I think I'm ok now.
Xtra Moist (5 months ago)
Shoulda pulled out...
nora22000 (6 months ago)
+Alexandra Donnelly Don't buy into the guilt trips of your parent. Ignore them. You are a gift to the world and to yourself.
Bobby (6 months ago)
+Actually Waffles How do you know her birth control failed, mr. mind reader?
AlexanderR (6 months ago)
skuzlebut82 (6 months ago)
Nope. I beat you by 4 seconds.
skuzlebut82 (6 months ago)

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