Events where attendees could be hypnotized, speak to the dead,
or have their palms read were extremely popular, and Hucksters would make huge money off of bored Victorians.
New York City has long been a headquarters for ambitious types, from financial power brokers to mercenaries,
from free-spending Hucksters to gas bags- and some things never change.
The idea that we have harnessed only a fraction of our brain's full potential has been a staple for motivational gurus,
New Age Hucksters, and uninspired screenwriters ever since.