You remember Pokémon cards, right? For you younger readers, it was the analog, 1990’s version of Pokémon Go, wherein players collected cards representing different Pokémon and used them to have elaborate battles and tournaments.
What makes a diamond interesting? Sometimes its size, sometimes its color, sometimes its historical connections– but there can be little doubt that, as a civilization, we’re surprisingly fascinated by these shiny bits of pressurized carbon.
René François Ghislain Magritte is perhaps best known in the popular zeitgeist for his 1929 painting The Treachery of Images, which depicts a pipe and the words “Ceci n’est pas une pipe,” French for “This is not a pipe.”