Ex Post Facto no. 12: Introversion & Sheep Mysteries

We’re back for another Ex Post Facto, the email with 3 things you’ll wish you’d known earlier—just in time for the weekend. Thanks for joining! –Shane

If there’s one thing I’m glad about the year 2020, it’s the fact that my nightmare of seeing a million advertisements making “see clearly” puns out of 20/20 did NOT come to pass.

In retrospect, though, I would have totally taken a year full of dreadful puns instead of ALL THIS. I’ll never complain about marketing puns again. (Probably not true...)

Anyway, here’s to perseverance—and to continuing to keep each other safe! Only a few more weeks til 2020’s over.

And now, for this week’s Ex Post Facto!

One EXcellent bit of wisdom:

  • Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit.”

    This week’s quote comes from one of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami. I love this quote because it’s fun, but I also love it because it reminds me to remember to enjoy what I have—not what’s missing in my life!

One POST you won’t want to miss:

One FACT Of great interest:

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but everyone’s taking Vitamin D3 lately. (It’s become more popular during the pandemic, though I think most people should be taking it anyway.)

Well I have a couple of friends who run a (surprisingly fun) vitamin review website called The Gummy Galaxy, and they recently told me that they kept on encountering all of these new gummy multi-vitamins that were vegetarian, but not vegan.

The mystery was, of course, what could possibly be in a gummy vitamin that disqualifies it from being vegan while still qualifying it as vegetarian?

Well it turns out the answer is sheep’s wool. Which is where a lot of Vitamin D3 comes from. (If you want to get vegan D3, you have to get it from lichen, that moss-like stuff that grows on rocks.)

Also D3 is technically a hormone, not a vitamin.

I generally always assumed that my vitamins and minerals came from somebody just chipping off pieces of a rock, but no… I guess it’s also sheep.

By the way, that quote by Murakami at the top of this newsletter—it comes from one of my favorite novels: A Wild Sheep Chase.

Much love,


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