Laughing Gas | Time Capsule Log ๐Ÿ’Š

I’ve never tried laughing gas. Just never felt the need to; I’ve seen some of my friends intoxicated with the substance, and that’s enough entertainment in itself. But, the history of this party drug is a pretty incredible one – you’ll realise a lot of great inventors are elite masters of self-experimentation (yeah, not me)… Read More Laughing Gas | Time Capsule Log ๐Ÿ’Š

Listerine | Time Capsule Log ๐Ÿ’Š

Listerine did not invent bad breath. Human mouths have stunk for millennia, and there are ancient breath fresheners out there you can read up about. But here’s a nice little story of how Listerine advertisements transformed bad breath from an ordinary albeit awkward personal circumstance into an embarrassing medical condition with heavy implications of social… Read More Listerine | Time Capsule Log ๐Ÿ’Š

Vibrators | Time Capsule Log ๐Ÿ’Š

I just came back from the 13thย International Conference on Thai Studies titled “Globalized Thailand? Connectivity, Conflict, and Conundrums of Thai Studies”ย in Chiang Mai – my amazing sister presented her LSE dissertation,ย “Thai Youth Sexual Culture: Exploring Representations of Gender and Sexuality in the Thai Controversial Series, Hormones (2013).”ย If you’d like to read the masterpiece, here’s the… Read More Vibrators | Time Capsule Log ๐Ÿ’Š

Coca Cola | Time Capsule Log ๐Ÿ’Š

I hope you’ve all enjoyed the Six-Word Stories I’ve been putting out! I’m now beginning a new segment called “Time Capsule Log”, which I’m extremely excited about. I’ll be exploring inventions & breakthroughs with weird origin stories, whether it be failed pharmaceutical drugs eventually fated for non-clinical use or accidental products that have ended up… Read More Coca Cola | Time Capsule Log ๐Ÿ’Š