A list of intriguing things
Two: This is the Kansas City Public Library in Missouri. Yes, that’s the building. More amazing photos over here. (h/t subscriber Sowmya Swaminathan)
Three: There’s hula-hooping… and then there’s bum hula hooping? That’s the Guinness world record holder for the most number of bum hoops in three minutes. Also, the hottest trend in fitness right now: weighted hula hoops. Is nothing sacred?
Four: Here’s a throwback Tuesday ad for all Pears soap lovers. The text reads:
“The first step towards lightening the White Man’s Burden is through teaching the virtues of cleanliness. Pears’ Soap is a potent factor in brightening the dark corners of the earth as civilisation advances, while amongst the cultured of all nations it holds the highest place—it is the ideal toilet soap.”
See the ad in its full glory, and learn more about its racist historical context here.
Five: This is more alarming than intriguing: DIY microchip implant kits—which you can inject or insert with a scalpel in the comfort of your own home. Core 77 has more on this extreme (and stupid?) form of biohacking. Oh and some come with LED lights so you can look like this: