The Paper Waist Test (and a July 4th Message)

by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds

“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

For those expecting a rousing 4th of July essay–sorry to disappoint you. I am a sucker for goofy web fads–for example, the paper waist test that made the rounds in China earlier this year.

The test is simple: does an A4 piece of paper (8.27 × 11.69 inches) held vertically cover your waist? The test is females-only, as only those women with slight builds can possibly pass the test, for example:

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