KBCraig on October 31, 2008, 06:19:37 am
They had rocking chairs in ancient Greece?  ;D

John DeWitt on October 31, 2008, 09:27:05 am
Details, details.  ;)

Technomad on October 31, 2008, 01:30:30 pm
I spotted that too.

wdg3rd on November 01, 2008, 03:01:34 am
Well, I guess it's better than "Sitting in your own shit and waiting for the butt-weevils to crawl up and eat your brain" which I assume was the fate of all those unlucky enough to avoid death by violence in those days.  Mind you, the ancient (Hellenic, anyway) Greeks thought that thinking was done in the heart (or maybe the liver), and the brain was a cooling system.

There seems to be argument whether the rocking chair was introduced in the first half of the 18th century in England or in the second half by Benjamin Franklin.  The winter of 1816 (that lasted a year and a half) reduced most non-essential wooden furniture to ashes, so early examples are hard to come by.
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