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Cicada 3301: CIA recruitment game, or the Internet's Greatest Practical Joke?

Treasure hunts are no longer just for the likes of Indiana Jones or a Dan Brown character. A new breed of digital scavenger hunts has popped up over the last three years from a mysterious online organization calling itself Cicada 3301.

According to The Independent, “Cicada 3301 (the name given to both the scavenger hunt and the unknown organization responsible for the puzzles) first began in January 4, 2012, baffling participants with a series of puzzles and codes spread across the internet and various locations worldwide.”

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