Maria Perego, Topo Gigio’s Creator, Dies at 95 – The New York Times

The mouse puppet that she made in the late 1950s in Italy became a worldwide phenomenon, with the help of “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Scottish Singles Used to Spend Halloween Picking Kale – Gastro Obscura

This work by painter Richard Waitt depicts a Scottish jester or fool holding a kale lantern (note the candle at the top)—a practice that was part of 1800s Halloween parades.

The leafy green once foretold the future.

Source: Scottish Singles Used to Spend Halloween Picking Kale – Gastro Obscura