How a Hollywood makeup man affected everyone

How a Hollywood makeup man affected everyone
He created a new hair color for actress Jean Harlow 
that was called, along with the movie, Platinum Blonde. Continue reading

Watch an entire magic TV special from 1957

Watch an entire magic TV special from 1957
One of the performers on the show, PC Sorcar, 
was honored years later on an Indian postage stamp.

The comedian Ernie Kovacs, who does his own versions of tricks between the guest magicians from around the world, hosted this 1957 magic show called "Festival of Magic". Continue reading

Visionary, con man or both?

Visionary, con man or both?
Bernie Jobs and Steve Madoff

A short article on the tiny American boundary between entrepreneurs and con artists:

It seems that con artists, for all their vices, represent many of the virtues that Americans aspire to. Continue reading

The woman and the genie – a puzzle

The woman and the genie - a puzzle
"Oh, how will I release myself?"

A woman was trapped inside a room with a genie and a pen that had salt for ink. Continue reading

The man who collects belly button lint

The man who collects belly button lint
Forty-five year old librarian 
Graham Barker 
collects belly button lint.


Sometimes we don’t know what’s true and what’s false. Continue reading

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One of these women is not a liar – a puzzle

One of these women is not a liar - a puzzle

Who is not a member of the club?

Perversely, the six women belonging to the "No Deception Club" are required to always tell lies, and one of the women below is going to get kicked out of the club because she’s telling the truth.  Who’s getting kicked out? Continue reading

Oh, for the love of God, don’t touch that!

Oh, for the love of God, don't touch that!
What is this cute furry thing?

If you must know, scroll down.

You’ve been warned.

Clue: Who’s your daddy? Continue reading

Find Darwin in a monkey puzzle (and more)

Find Darwin in a monkey puzzle (and more)
Professor Darwin isn’t sure 
what to think about this.

I found this advertisement for boots and shoes from 1885 that asks you to "Find Prof. Continue reading

Egg on your face – an iPhone case

Egg on your face - an iPhone case
This optical illusion of a fried egg on toast covering 
your iPhone is just what you need for… 
Oh hell, you don’t need it for anything. Continue reading