The Jigsaw Knows All

What if... your future could be predicted by a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle? The fortune-telling jigsaw is one of a grand selection of fortune-telling devices especially crafted for discerning future occultists. There's the option of the more risky Sword of Damocles, a blade of steel that customarily hovers above the bed, set to fall at…

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A Stolen Year

What if... the world's governments unanimously decided to skip a year? I'm not sure their reason why. Perhaps that year would cause all sorts of computer glitches (a la┬áthe year 2000), or some pretty ambitious promises were made around the idea of world peace with a date set for that precise year. North Korea: "I'm…

Robot Gets a Heart

What if... a machine designed to decipher a child's true desires faces up with a robot? Some sort of hybrid between the essence of a genie and a splintering of the Evil Queen's magic mirror - the machine would be a perfect addition to a Christmas arsenal. It scans the child for bio-metric data, attitudinal…

Beauty vs. Beast

What if... beauty was dependent on kindness? Every good deed, every kind thought, every positive remark, culminates in an enhancement. You want to erase a few moles - pick up trash and beautify your local park. You want a plumper pout - pay a few compliments. You want to remove the love handles - hmm,…

Born into a Fortune

What if... The exact hour, minute, moment you were born determines your success in life? (Pause for a moment: this post was actually going to start with 'What if you forgot you started a generous foray into charitable writings due to a selfish devolution into "oh pity me, no one likes my blog"? Damn it…

Scent of a Criminal

What if... the human population could smell each other so precisely that our odour was a credible form of identification? (Yes, the incident with the cat at the end of the last post may have just jogged my memory about this one. Darn cat. And it's never the same, keeps changing its colours. Yesterday it…