Friday, August 29, 2014

11 Unique Rocking Chairs

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So I put together a collection of 11 unique rocking chairs. But first, here is a little history on the rocking chair from Wikipedia: A rocking chair or rocker is a type of chair with two curved bands (also known as rockers) attached to the bottom of the legs, connecting the legs on each side to each other. The rockers contact the floor at only two points, giving the occupant the ability to rock back and forth by shifting his/her weight or pushing lightly with his/her feet. Rocking chairs are most commonly made of wood. Some rocking chairs can fold. Though American inventor Benjamin Franklin is sometimes credited with inventing the rocking chair, historians actually trace the rocking chair's origins to North America during the early 18th century when Franklin was a child. They were originally used in gardens and were just ordinary chairs with rockers attached. It was in 1725 that early rocking chairs first appeared in England. The production of wicker rocking chairs reached its peak in America during the middle of the 18th century. These wicker rockers, as they were popularly known, were famous for their craftsmanship and creative designs.

A rocking chair for large families.
 

This one is made of bike tires and bike chains.


A rocker made for two.


It's a rocking chair AND a car.


Dog house + rocking chair = Roging Chouse?


A combined rocking chair and baby cradle.


A chair with a lamp.


Human anatomy rocking chair.


Evil skeleton chair.


Gondola chair for two


This thing.


Sources: Double rocker

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Angry Dogs in Cute Costumes

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Here are some angry Dogs in Cute Costumes. Via

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

10 Funny Tweets

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@ch000ch can't even imagine how many delicious recipes get exchanged during the football huddle

@jonnysun maybe babies cry because they've realized their potential for greatness decreases with each passing second until they die an old soul with lost dreams

@kevinseccia I need a new gimmick. What if I'm always just inexplicably shuffling a deck of cards? Would you buy that? Like "whoa, who's that drifter?!"

@Jennuflect [At Neiman Marcus] *looks at sales clerk* *holds up a Prada and a Burberry briefcase* I don't know…which one will hold more chicken nuggets?

@ceejoyner When police tell you to put your hands up and stop running you can still legally flee with a rapid series of cartwheels.

@ch000ch do the people in Fiji know we pay 4 dollars for their tap water?

@longwall26 "Hello, cops? A man in an apron attacked my hair with scissors!" "LOL sir, that was a barber." "He was black." "We're sending a battleship."

@popcorngoddess1 I feel like I would enjoy getting out of bed more if I only had to do it like 3 times a week. This every day thing is overkill.

@mdob11 'Siri, am I an alcoholic?', I whisper into my burrito.

@jonnysun *smells vinyl record* The Continents are okay but they were way better before they split up. Do you know the supergroup Pangaea? It's from befor your time.

Monday, August 25, 2014

80 Mountain Dew Flavors from Around the World

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Mountain Dew is a carbonated soft drink brand produced and owned by PepsiCo. I love Diet Mountain Dew. I drink too much of it. The other day I was sitting on the toilet, drinking my Diet Dew, thinking about what other flavors of Mountain Dew are/were out there. Behold, 80 Mountain Dew flavors:

Mountain Dew
1948 – Present
The original flavor. A yellow-green-colored, citrus-flavored soda that was developed in the 1940s by Barney and Ally Hartman, who were beverage bottlers in Tennessee. A revised formula was created by Bill Bridgforth in the year 1958. Flavor changed to use high fructose corn syrup in 1990's. Old recipe using cane sugar is now Throwback.

Caffeine-Free Mountain Dew
1976 – Present
Non-caffeinated Mountain Dew. Available in various parts of the United States. In Australia, it was once sold as regular Mountain Dew, but as of June 2012 Australian Mountain Dew is now sold with caffeine in it. Until 2012, the Canadian version of Mountain Dew was caffeine-free, but has been reformulated as Mountain Dew "Citrus Charge" and now contains caffeine.

Diet Mountain Dew
1988 – Present
A no-calorie Mountain Dew that was first introduced in 1988. It was formerly known as "Sugar-Free Mountain Dew" until 1986, when it was given its current name. In 2006 Diet Mountain Dew was reformulated with a new "Tuned Up Taste", using a blend of sucralose, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium as sweeteners. The previous formulation was sweetened exclusively with aspartame. In limited areas in the United States, Diet Mountain Dew has treated water instead of carbonated water as a fountain drink.

Mountain Dew Red (Discontinued)
1988
Simply known to be Fruit-flavored Mountain Dew, Red was the first Mountain Dew flavor variation, and was discontinued the same year it was released. Its legacy lives on as Mountain Dew Code Red, but the two are entirely different flavors. It was only available in Alabama.

Diet Mountain Dew Red (Discontinued)
1988
A zero-calorie version of Mountain Dew Red. Like the original version, it was also discontinued in the same year and was also only available in Alabama.

Caffeine-Free Diet Mountain Dew
1989 – Present
A no-calorie, non-caffeinated Mountain Dew. Available in limited locations in the United States. In Australia it is sold as "Diet Mountain Dew."

Mountain Dew Sport (Discontinued)
1989–1991 1995–1996
Following initial test marketing in 1989, this Mountain Dew-flavored sports drink was released in a limited number of U.S. regions in 1990. A 2-calorie variant was released, as well as a Diet version. They were all short-lived, being discontinued in 1991.

Diet Mountain Dew Sport (Discontinued)
1989–1991
The zero-calorie version of Mountain Dew Sport. Like the original version, it was also discontinued in 1991.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Appennine Colossus

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Measuring about 35 feet tall, it’s arguably the most spectacular feature of the gardens of Villa Medici at Pratolino, now part of Villa Demidoff, located about 7 miles north of Florence, Italy. A personification of the Apennine mountain ranges, it’s sculpted as though on that minimal margin between landscape and man, its smooth skin emerging out of the rough terrain or metamorphosing back into a mountain. He even has stalactites for a shaggy beard.

It's interesting to note that this is more than just a statue, it's a building. Read more here, and check out the video below.

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