Gas Lift Bar Stools: Easy Lift To Bar Interaction

When you hear the phrase “extra tall,” what quickly comes to mind? One might say a building, or a person, a set of clothes, or yeah, even candles. But these days, furniture can be that, too. Take gas lift bar stools, for example. It is named such because of the gas spring, which is used to adjust chair height. When applied to bar stools, this invention, patented in 1972 to Drabert Soehne of Minden, Germany, creates flexibility and ease of use by matching the height of the stools to the height of the bar counter. Bar stools lifted by gas spring departs from conventional seating height and literally takes face-to-face bar interaction to a higher plane. The Bar: Melting Pot …

Christmas Cards Facts

Did you ever wonder who sent the first Christmas Card? The first commercial Christmas card is believed to have been designed and printed in London in 1843, the same year Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”. Previously, people had exchanged handwritten Christmas greetings, first in person and later via post. By 1822, homemade Christmas cards had become the bane of the U.S. postal system. That year, the Superintendent of Mails in Washington, D.C., complained of the need to hire sixteen extra mailmen. Fearful of future bottlenecks, he petitioned Congress to limit the exchange of cards by post, concluding, “I don’t know what we’ll do if it keeps on.” In 1843, Sir Henry Cole, a wealthy British businessman, wanted a card …

A Wedding Band – The Ultimate Symbol Of Love & Devotion

A wedding band is a ring made of precious metal, worn on the ring finger to symbolize marriage. A wedding band is indicative of the fidelity of the spouse. It is usually worn on the left ring finger. It was a Greek belief that the vein in the left ring finger goes directly to the heart. The vein was called vena amori. However modern medicine has proven the belief incorrect. The custom of wearing a wedding band is European and has now spread widely across the world. However in Eastern Europe and some parts of Western Europe like the Netherlands, Spain, and Germany the wedding band is worn on the right hand ring finger. Some people wear wedding bands over …