CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is OneLetterWords.com.
You've heard that a person has a light side and a shadow side. However, "you must remember that you have two light sides instead of just one" (Popular Science, Sept. 1941). Our photographic proof is from a 1939 yearbook scanned by Miami University Libraries.
The great secret of weathervanes is that they alter the direction of the wind they measure (as per the "observer effect" of physics). Here are two weathervanes with conflicting reports, as photographed by Leslie Jones, date uncertain. And then here's another photo of disagreeing weathervanes, not that you didn't believe us. Plus, it's not just weathervanes: flags also flap according to conflicting winds (photo our own).