Can You Spot the Ghost Among the Skeletons?

If you’re a regular Mental Floss reader, you know that we’re enormous fans of artist Gergely Dudás. For the past two years, the Hungarian illustrator (who is better known as “Dudolf”) has been taking the internet by storm with his hidden image illustrations, going back to the time he hid a single panda bear in a sea of snowmen in 2015. Today, no holiday would be complete without a classic Dudolf brainteaser, and he has delivered his latest one just in time for Halloween by drawing a ghost hidden among the hundreds of skeletons in the illustration above. Can you find it? Your time starts now …

If you’ve looked and looked and are truly stumped, you can find the solution by clicking this link.

Speaking of the holidays: the celebrated artist has recently released his first book, Bear's Merry Book of Hidden Things, which is full of holiday-themed hidden image illustrations that will keep you busy from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.

To see more of Dudolf’s work, check out his blog or follow him on Facebook.

Wednesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Computer Monitors, Plant-Based Protein Powder, and Blu-ray Sets

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 2. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

Never Got a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine as a Kid? You Can Still Buy One This Holiday Season

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Even as toys have gotten more complex in recent decades, one low-tech item has held a perennial spot on holiday wishlists. The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine was a hit when it debuted in 1979, and kids and nostalgic adults can still get their hands on one this December.

People who grew up in the 1980s may remember commercials promoting the “yum-yum fun” plastic appliance. Like the Easy Bake Oven and the Frosty Sno-Man Sno-Cone Machine before it, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine allowed kids to make edible treats at home. The Peanuts branding made the toy popular with kids, and despite the elbow grease required to crank a couple of ice cubes into shaved ice, it's stuck around.

If you asked for a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine for the holidays as a kid and never received one, you can still make your childhood dreams come true. The retro product is available practically unchanged from how it appeared in the 1980s. The biggest changes are that the hand crank is now easier to turn and there's a clamp for stabilizing the machine while you use it. Get one for yourself or a loved one from Amazon today for $30.

Looking for more nostalgic gift ideas? Here are some items the Millennials in your life will love.