“It took Ball 10 minutes to produce his famous solution: A bright yellow circle with black oval eyes and a creased smile. For his work, he was paid a one-time fee of $45.” The money trail didn’t end there. The $500m smiley face business.

+ Police in India have arrested a group of conmen who set up a fake version of cricket’s Indian Premier League and fooled gamblers in Russia. Fake teams, fake refs, fake everything.

+ And 11 Facts About 7-Eleven on 7/11.