19 facts about the beds.
Beds are an indispensable furniture element in every home, and they are also the most “adorable” piece of furniture. She confessed in love more often than the most spectacular beauties of the world.
It turns out that the bed is not only a simple piece of furniture, it is a very interesting object, about which you can tell a lot. The same bed can be used as an element for the manipulation of space in the room, helping to save a lot of space, with such tricks can be found here.
For this we have tried, and collected for you some surprising and for many unknown facts about this furniture.
Some facts are astounding, and some cause nonstop laughter, and some make us rethink seemingly ordinary things.
So let’s find out what interesting facts a regular bed can boast.
Beds: interesting facts.
We managed to collect 19 facts from all over the world, which are not similar to each other, and are absolutely true.
The French King Louis XIV was famous for his great love for beds. He assembled a huge collection of this furniture. He had a total of 413 pieces. Amazing, isn’t it? To sleep on each, the king would have to spend 1 year, 1 month and 18 days. Yes, that’s such an interesting life for kings …;
The word “bed” comes from Greece, and comes from the word “wedge”. By the way, the ancient Greeks called the polyclinic room, where it was placed a lot of beds;
The Chinese bed – has its own deity. And the existence of which can be believed, because the facts are obvious – the birth rate in this country is ahead of the world of everything;
The love bed of Josephine and Napoleon had an unusual decoration – the heads of sphinxes, which were considered symbols of a great empire;
The bed of Peter I, despite the fact that he is described as a very tall person, was no longer than 170 cm in length. This is explained by the fact that in those days it was customary to sleep while sitting;
In French literature you can find a whole book that is dedicated to beds, its name is “Le Lit”;
The bed is not only for relaxation, it can also be an excellent exercise machine. No matter how funny it may sound, but it is a fact. In 1932, Dr. Shtaufer was invented a special couch-simulator. Its functionality was as simple as two and two, it was only necessary for the person to lie down, but this was very inconvenient, therefore, in order to maintain a comfortable posture, the person needed to include various muscles in the work. “Staufera couch”, namely the so-called such a simulator, is still used in medicine for the treatment of osteochondrosis;
To buy beds And Mark Twain considered the bed to be one of the most dangerous places on Earth, because a lot of people die on it …;
Today, there are about ten different types of this furniture in the world;
The most unusual, the price of which was about one hundred thousand francs, was recognized as a bed of a courtesan from France called La Paiva. Its area was an incredible 10 square meters !;
The largest bed was recognized, which was made in the Netherlands in the early 90s. It was 5.79 m long and 3.81 m wide;
China can be recognized as a country where this furniture is loved as anywhere else in the world, otherwise how to explain the fact that a heated bed was invented here;
In most fairy tales, this furniture element, or its “analogue,” was necessarily an integral attribute of the hero. For example, Ilya Muromets or Emelya …;
Most recently, a carriage bed was made in the UK, with a diameter of 6 feet. The manual work of the masters took half a year, its cost is equal to 47 thousand “forever green”;
In our open spaces, they used to sleep on the stove, on benches or on the floor, but the usual form became popular only in the 19th century. On very high beds, on which it was impossible to climb without a ladder – they slept in Europe, and on mats on the floor – in Japan;
Surely everyone is familiar from the movie beds with canopy and canopy. It looks very nice. But they served not only for beauty, but also for warming, since at that time it was pretty cool in the palaces;
French kings in the 16-17 centuries took their visitors right in the bedroom, lying in bed. The bed was a place for important talks;
Metal, forged beds are considered to be a creative designer who created them on a wooden counterweight. But this is not entirely true; they are descendants of the iron beds, in which soldiers serving in the army slept;
And finally, not a fact, but an interesting story. One day, a friend of mine approached Mark Twain, and said that he was afraid to sleep, because it constantly seemed to him that someone was living under his bed. After thinking about it, Twain gave an exhaustive answer that would solve all the fears in one fell swoop, he said: “Stop being afraid, and just drank at the foot of the bed”. Perhaps the same guided and the creators of the now popular beds without legs.