1. Was this made in a lab specifically to appeal to me, reader of 20th century novels and lifting bro? Excerpts From The House of Girth, Edith Wharton’s 1905 Novel About Powerlifting

Selden paused in surprise. In the afternoon rush of the Grand Central Station his eyes had been refreshed by the sight of Miss Lily Bart.

Lily Bart’s arms were bursting out of her satin sleeves like two great slabs of uncooked brisket. “Mr. Selden!” she cried. “What luck. Have you heard? I can deadlift one hundred forty pounds.”


2. Speaking of lifting, here is a short video about seniors competing in powerlifting (via She’s a Beast). Edith was 97 when this was filmed. Edith is our new queen.


3. A Stonehenge theory I can get behind: