Constant Curiosity | #31
Puzzles, Alpacas & Japan
Hope you’re having a great day. Let’s go!
Why are human beings fascinated by puzzles?
A new book called The Puzzler by AJ Jacobs attempts to solve this question.
This fascinating book takes readers through the history of the world’s most popular types of puzzles, from jigsaws to crosswords to sudoku.
Learning more about puzzles has gotten me sucked back into sudoku.
It’s amazing how a great puzzle has the ability to make time fade away, and induce a state of flow that is rarely found in the day-to-day goings-on of normal life.
Last week at the Mall of America I stumbled upon a store focused exclusively on selling items made from alpaca fur.
I’ve heard murmurs about the hype around alpaca fur as one of the softest and strongest fibers but hadn’t experienced it for myself.
In addition to blankets and clothing, this store sold these adorable little alpaca stuffed animals that are handmade in Peru, and are made out of alpaca fur themselves. (see photo below)
After snuggling up to this cute little guy, I’m 100% sold on the alpaca hype. This fur is the softest and snuggliest thing I’ve ever felt.
If you’re interested in experiencing it for yourself, you can buy your own alpaca merch here!
🗾 Japan Re-opens
I was thrilled to see that Japan is finally re-opening after one of the longest and strictest COVID lockdowns of any country.
I can’t wait to plan a trip there later this year and to be able to practice speaking Japanese on a daily basis with native speakers.
Thanks for reading and talk to you next time.