I bought this handmade kaleidoscope when I was driving through Central Pennsylvania a few years ago. Kaleidoscopes were invented by the Scotsman Sir David Brewster in 1816. The kaleidoscope was used as a special cinematographic effect in the early silent Russian film Man with a Movie Camera.
Friday night I went to the Greek Taverna with some of my friends. We all ate one variety or the other of gyro. It is my mom's favorite place to eat in DC. Not only does The Greek Taverna have the best gyros in DC, they also have Saginaki -- Flaming Cheese!