And convincing you he didn't exist isn't one of them.
In literature the devil is often depicted as a trickster. But when it comes to his greatest trick, there's an aphorism that gets it completely wrong: "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." But this is patently false and a complete mischaracterization of the quality of that particular trick. These are, in fact, the greatest tricks the devil has ever played.
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Convincing America that a groundhog could accurately predict the weather.
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Assuming human form in order to own the New York Yankees from 1973 to 2010.
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