The ”Furthur” bus.
The psychedelically painted bus had its stated destination as being “furthur.” This was the goal of the Merry Pranksters, a destination that could only be obtained through the expansion of one’s own perceptions of reality. They traveled cross-country giving LSD to anyone who was willing to try it. Via i-am-too.
I was recently asked to contribute to a book of scientists’ and writers’ answers to little kids’ questions about life – this is my answer to 9-year-old Ottilie’s question about why we have books. Read more of the questions and answers, including contributions from Sir David Attenborough, Brian Cox, Noam Chomsky, Mary Roach, and Paul McCartney, here.