Mark Frauenfelder’s mailings are some of the most delightful we send; they’re just always so surprising. In #MLF01, the Boing Boing founder sent humble everyday items that’ll blow your mind a little: Mexican jumping beans, a jelly watch, and more. And in #MLF02, he found a new way to surprise: He turned our sense of sight on its head.
This package featured 3 items to make you see the world a little differently: a microscopic microscope; an ultraviolet flashlight; and EL Wire, near-magical stuff that you should Google right now. Of course, you wouldn’t have to Google it if you had Mark’s letter. Which arrives on your doorstep when you’re subscribed to Mark. Which you should do right now (#MLF03 closes on 4/6/13).
Here’s an excerpt, plus some photos from the package:
“I don’t remember why I bought this tiny microscope a few years ago, but I use it at least once a month. It’s great for pinpointing splinters. My daughter loves looking at her freckles, leaves, coins, and paper money through it. Her mind was blown when she looked at a magazine photograph and saw that it was made of little colored dots.”