Milicent Cranor

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Tornadoes: Mayhem in the Merry Month of May

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tornadoes are dreadful, destructive things. Worse yet, they have been straying out of their own territory in recent years. But our little report is about their fascinating appearance and behavior, and we present a spellbinding video that shows what the excitement is about.

Donald Trump, eating

Mueller’s Problem: Trump Eats Evidence for Lunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes I could never understand why anyone would expect President Donald Trump to leave behind evidence of collusion with Russia. After all, Trump eats evidence.Former employee Omarosa Manigault Newman witnessed him indulging in this unusual diet after a meeting with Michael Cohen. In her book, Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House, she wrote, Read More

Peter Lorre

Are You a Skeptic?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Insightful, funny, and surprising quotations on the subject of skepticism, by some of the wittiest people who ever lived. We ran this collection before — and we will probably run it again. We don’t think you can ever get enough of this kind of thing.

Kellar, perplexing cabinet mysteries

Magical Gifts That Can Change Your Life

Reading Time: 8 minutes Surprise a loved one with a unique life-changing gift: a job resumé done by a super headhunter. Or, one lesson — guitar, surfing, photography, whatever — with a real pro. Or spooky gadgets from the Spy Store, toys for regressing adults — and more!

Great Quotations on Secrets

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you have secrets — whether they are deep and dark, or downright tacky — then you may be surprised, entertained, and comforted by this collection of insights from people who, if still living, have a lot to hide themselves.

Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, mugshot

Official Bullshit on RFK Murder Recycled

Reading Time: 5 minutes On the 50th Anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, May 24, 2018, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz trumpeted this headline: Why Sirhan Sirhan, a Jerusalem-born Palestinian, Shot Bobby Kennedy Bobby Kennedy’s assassination, 50 years later: Sirhan Sirhan, whose family fled Jerusalem in 1948, may have been America’s first Middle Eastern lone-wolf terroristAnd the article was pretty much Read More

Classic Who: Memorial Day in Searing Images

Reading Time: 4 minutes On Memorial Day, the media usually serves up images of cemeteries, rows of tombstones, and endless American flags. However, the other images associated with war get short thrift — but not here at WhoWhatWhy.

Lies, Liars, and Lying

Reading Time: 7 minutes A charming selection of some of our favorite quotes about lies, liars, and lying, quotes by the witty, the wacky, and the worldly. And that’s the truth.