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

Johnny Thompson, a Magician’s Magician, Is Dead at 84 – The New York Times

As the Great Tomsoni, he made audiences laugh and gasp. As a consultant, he showed other magicians how to get the most out of a trick.

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer) – Wikipedia

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After reading about CBS All Access’s upcoming Strange Angel series, I looked up Jack Parsons and learned about NASA’s little-known true connections with dark magic and Scientology.

Source: Jack Parsons (rocket engineer) – Wikipedia