Mad Hatter in a Modern World Mad Hatter Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp Cheshire Cat Tim Burton. Entirely bonkers all the best people are Lewis Carroll

• “Hatters (hat makers) … often suffered mad hatter disease, mercury poisoning causing neurological damage including confused speech and distorted vision.” (As Johnny Depp explains in the video below.)

• Alice's quote is from Lewis Carroll's 1865 book, Alice In Wonderland, illustrated by John Tenniel.

• “The Alice books … revolutionized writing for children ... less serious, more entertaining ... like the voices of friends.

• “Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Carroll's real name) (1832 – 1898) invented "an early version of ... Scrabble” plus the modern-day traveling chess board.

• Illustrator "Sir John Tenniel (1820 – 1914) … (was) principal political cartoonist for England’s Punch magazine representing ... the conscience of the British people.” (Oxford Dictionary of Modern Biography; Wikipedia)

• Fans of actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton will especially enjoy the behind-the-scenes video above from the 2010 film version of Alice in Wonderland.