Last Thursday, the New York Times ran an unassuming little human interest piece in its Home & Garden section called "Mystery on Fifth Avenue". It described an elaborate trick played by an architectural designer on a wealthy Manhattan couple who hired him to redo their opulent Upper East Side co-op.

Unbeknownst to the family, the architect hardwired an elaborate, National Treasure-like scavenger hunt into the apartment, building clues into the walls and the furniture, enlisting other talents to write a book and music to accompany the adventure -- which the family did not discover until months after they moved in.

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