He created a new hair color for actress Jean Harlow
that was called, along with the movie, Platinum Blonde. Continue reading “How a Hollywood makeup man affected everyone”
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 “Watch an entire magic TV special from 1957”
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 “Visionary, con man or both?”
"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 woman and the genie – a puzzle”
Forty-five year old librarian
collects belly button lint.
Sometimes we don’t know what’s true and what’s false. Continue reading “The man who collects belly button lint”
There will be no more posts on Deceptology.
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 “One of these women is not a liar – a puzzle”
What is this cute furry thing?
If you must know, scroll down.
You’ve been warned.
Clue: Who’s your daddy? Continue reading “Oh, for the love of God, don’t touch that!”
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 “Find Darwin in a monkey puzzle (and more)”
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 “Egg on your face – an iPhone case”