Random Topic: Chairs

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Chairs. The greatest invention to make people lazier since the wheel. The chair has evolved into many forms, including the Laz-y-boy, toilet, the swivel chair, etc. I can’t tell you the future of the chair, but I can inform you of their past and will utilize that skill.

Rewind a very long time ago, to early Ancient Egypt. Approximately 5,000 years ago, someone got tired of standing up. Keep in mind, however, that this was early Ancient Egypt. It was probably just a crocodile skin on 4 sticks. But chairs were about to evolve, well, “about” 2,500 years later.

The Ancient Greeks made a very elegant, nay, the most elegant design. This was probably due to the fact that they were the Ancient Greeks and therefore had to be the most intricate. It’s completely different, utilizing a back piece, or backrest. We still use that part, as we do other Greek ideas. (Cough, cough, democracy.)

In the 14th century, the more modern chair was popular. This was called the X-Chair. It was originally designed by the Romans, who took most of their idea from the Greeks. Then, as Ancient Rome was growing popular (Not in their rule), Europe adapted their idea.

In the 16th century, a new design was popular. This was padded, elegant, and comfortable. We still use this design the most, as you will notice by looking around. However, if you look around but no chairs are nearby, heed this disclaimer: This design is not invisible.

These are the major parts of chair history, because I don’t want to go in-depth as no one would read this. In the comments, feel free to share a great chair idea for the future. In the last article I made, (I think Fire Hydrants) someone asked what the next one would be, so I am considering an article on ladders.

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Joel Sharpsteen, Staff Writer/Leadership Team

Joel Sharpsteen is a seventh grader this year at Cherokee. He is most excited for Algebra 1 and Science and he plays the Bassoon and Tenor Sax in band....

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15 Responses to “Random Topic: Chairs”

  1. Joel Sharpsteen on April 3rd, 2018 8:05 am

    Yes, I realize that chairs in Ancient Egypt were more elegant (Than four sticks with a crocodile skin on them), but most chairs weren’t. The picture is what rich Ancient Egyptians owned.

  2. Izayah Torres on April 4th, 2018 8:54 am

    Yeah this democracy is getting me tired ( cough cough)

  3. Joel Sharpsteen on April 4th, 2018 1:29 pm

    Yeah, we need communism!

  4. jack on April 4th, 2018 9:46 am

    i think that the past of chairs is actually a littel interesting becuse we still use the same design today.

  5. Joel Sharpsteen on April 4th, 2018 1:27 pm

    Yes, that’s what I thought too.

  6. Quinton Perry noes de wae on April 4th, 2018 1:03 pm

    we should have rubber chairs

  7. Joel Sharpsteen on April 4th, 2018 1:20 pm

    Interesting, but what purpose would they serve?

  8. Eli on April 4th, 2018 1:47 pm

    The use of rubber chairs would probably be for preschoolers that are too rough with the plastic chairs. Also they could be a chair bouncy ball combo.

  9. Joel Sharpsteen on April 6th, 2018 1:17 pm

    I… I don’t know how to feel about this. I no longer get sleep, as the thought of a chair/bouncy ball being bounced by a toddler is plaguing my mind, keeping me alert at all times. I need help.

  10. Quade Vandiver on April 4th, 2018 1:37 pm

    I liked the comedy in this one, normally these are a little bit more serious. Good Job.

  11. Joel Sharpsteen on April 6th, 2018 1:19 pm

    Yeah, I figured since the whole point of this is how utterly useless they are, I should add some jokes.

  12. Marcus on April 4th, 2018 1:44 pm

    This was good ig and good job.

  13. Jackson on April 4th, 2018 2:22 pm

    The past of chairs are more interesting than i thought it would be.

  14. Joel Sharpsteen on April 6th, 2018 1:15 pm

    I know, right? I basically just do this thing where if I’m bored in class, I just choose a mundane object and research and create an essay on it!

  15. Kaleb on January 4th, 2019 12:34 pm

    Please do more random topics! I love reading about them in my free time!!

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