At 109-years-old Richard Arvine Overton is the oldest verified surviving American World War II veteran. Overton was born on May 11, 1906 in Texas, that is, let’s see… 6 years before the sinking of the Titanic, eight years before the beginning of The Great War, and 35 years before the Pearl Harbor attack.
This American centenarian has lived through it all (the roaring twenties, the Civil Rights movement, Desert Storm, 9/11, and everything else in between) and has hung out with presidents, senators, congressmen, and celebrities through the years.
richard overton 1
Barack Obama shakes hands with Overton at the White House on Veterans Day 2013 │ Flickr / The White House
But now, in his old age, Overton credits his health and long life to drinking whiskey, smoking cigars, and eating ice cream every night! Definitely not what the doctor prescribed but I’m certain we’re all happy this Texas hero is still up and about and still manages to keep as active as possible.



Overton served in the South Pacific from 1942 through 1945. He left the U.S. Army in October 1945 as Sergeant.
richard overton 3
Mr. Overton, strikingly pictured during his service │ via DailyMail
“You got to keep moving. You don’t sit down and watch TV all the time. You have to keep moving.”
richard overton 2
via DailyMail
Barry Manilow
Big Ang
Tori Amos
Carla Bruni
Courtney Love
Dolly Parton
Duchess of Alba
Janice Dickinson
Jennifer Grey
Joan Rivers
Lil' Kim
Lindsay Lohan
Meg Ryan
Melanie Griffith
Nikki Cox
Priscilla Presley
Shauna Sand
When you learn what these 18 celebrities have done out of the goodness of their heart, it may just restore your faith in humanity as a whole. It’s amazing.
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-1
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-2celebrity-acts-of-kindness-3
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-4
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-5
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-6
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-7
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-8
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-9
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-10
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-11
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-12
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-13
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-14
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-15
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-16
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-17
celebrity-acts-of-kindness-18
Are you ready? These illusions are going to blow your mind.
1. Which one of these faces is male and which is female?
optical-illusions-1
(They’re actually the same androgynous face, with different levels of contrast that makes one appear male and one female.)
2. Stare at the cross. How do the celebrities’s faces look?
optical-illusions-2
3. How are these two pictures different?
optical-illusions-3
(They’re not. It’s the same photo side by side.)
4. There is no lake.
optical-illusions-4
5. See anything unusual about this parrot?
optical-illusions-5
(It’s not a parrot. It’s a woman in body paint)
6. Watch this spinning figure for awhile. Is she spinning clockwise or counterclockwise? Does she change direction?
optical-illusions-6
7. This floor is flat.
optical-illusions-7
8. Stare at the cross for 10 seconds and see what happens.
optical-illusions-8

(the purple dots disappear)
9. These two monsters are exactly the same size.
optical-illusions-9

10. Squares A & B are the same shade of grey.
optical-illusions-10
Need proof? Here you go.
optical-illusions-11
11. Stare at the black dot.
optical-illusions-12
12. See these spirals that appear blue and green? They’re actually the same color.
optical-illusions-13
13. These two blocks are the same color. Cover the line where the two boxes meet with your finger to check.
optical-illusions-15
14. Try to focus on just one dot… Do you see the black dots?
optical-illusions-16
15. Try to focus your eyes on one of these spirals.
optical-illusions-17
16. These two sets of figures are the same color.
optical-illusions-18
17. The orange dot is the same size in both images.
optical-illusions-19
18. Stare at the yellow dots for awhile, and they’ll disappear.
optical-illusions-20
 19. How many legs does this elephant have?
optical-illusions-21

20. What a great photo of some cars on a street! Oh wait…
optical-illusions-22