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Miniature Horses and Ponies

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History

In the year 1600s and 1700s, miniature horses were developed in Europe. These small horses were usually seen as pets of the noble people. Some of these horses were used by miners to transport coal in mines in England and other parts of Europe. The use of ponies in mines was popularized in the 1800s after an act was passed and approved which prohibits the use of children in mines. Ponies were brought to the US in the 1800s and were used as helpers in the mines.

Ponies are very strong. There are several stories about where the strength of ponies comes from. For their miniature sizes, they are comparatively very strong. The Shetland ponies has cultivated the land in England for several centuries, they have also carried peat and seaweed for the farm fields and also are used as transportation for people.

Some controversies

As for the miniature horses, there is an ongoing controversy whether its characteristics will be that of a horse or pony. There are breeders that prefer the characteristics of a pony. The short, big legs and elongated torsos are preferred than other breeders. The name of the miniature dispute is also a topic hot with controversy. There are those that use midget pony, pygmy horse and miniature horse.

There is also a debate if miniature horses are appropriate to be used as assistant for people with disabilities. Those who are in favor of using horses to assist people reason out that miniature horses are much stronger, live longer and could be trained better than dogs. Another reason to point out is that there are some cultures that consider the dogs unclean which would not make them suitable for the job. Those who are not in favor of this view are concerned of the nature of the miniature horses to be prey animals. These animals have an instinct to either fight or go away which will greatly reduce their usefulness.

Businesses

Some business minded people take the pony as their brand trademark. Brony.com has been in the business of retailing my little pony stuffs for several years now. Their products range from toys to garments like my little pony pajamas.

The History Of Bubble Wrap And Its Relevance To Society

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he world has recently celebrated Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day in honor of this convenient packaging material. Bubble wraps are a very common material and it is almost impossible for people not to know of it. Once in every people’s life, they had probably got obsessed with the bubble wraps that come along inside certain packages. Unfortunately, although people enjoy popping bubble wraps, most of them know next to nothing about it other than it is irresistibly hard to refrain from popping them.

Have you ever wondered where this packaging material had come from or who were the people who first made them? Well, you are about to find out a whole lot more about them starting with their history.

The idea of bubble wraps was first conceived in the late 50s but not in the way you are thinking. Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, who were both engineers, had come up with the idea of bubble wraps to be used as textured wallpaper. They first sealed two shower curtains together and trapped layers of bubbles between them. Unfortunately, bubble wraps did not work well as textured wallpaper. The good thing though, was that Chavannes had come up of a great way to use it while on board a flight where it seemed like the descending plane is being cushioned by the layers of clouds. Since then, bubble wraps have been used for a different purpose.

Bubble wraps, in today’s modern age, plays an important role in delivering packages. This material does not get to deliver the packages but they are used to cushion the valuable product inside. Most of the packages delivered to people owe their safety to these wonderful creations of Fielding and Chavannes.

The soft bubbles provides effective covering and cushioning to fragile materials such as glass, ceramics, plastics and other kinds of material products.

Though bubble wraps are mainly used in package and delivery, they also play a role in relieving stress and annoying people.

Studies show that when people pop the synthetic bubbles in the bubble wraps, their stress levels go down. Unfortunately, the sounds of popping and the friction between finger and plastic can be quite annoying for the people who get to hear them.

Then there is also the fact that bubble wraps are now being used to create many different forms of colorful artworks.
Whatever the case, bubble wraps have proven to be a convenient tool.

A Simple Guide To Movie Costumes: Should You Buy Or Rent?

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Movies are an important mode of entertainment for most people. Some would even prefer to watch movies to traditional television. The film industry has become a widely successful industry gaining billions and billions of income per year.

People would often say that the film industry benefits from the people but it is safe to say that it is a two-way process since the people get to enjoy the films being made. Most films that have made a significant impact on society often develop a huge following with fans and enthusiasts always wanting to express their love of the films. The best way for these people to express their admiration of the films they love is through cosplaying and role-playing.

Lots of movie costumes are being produced today so that many people would be able to play out the character they love the most even just for a short time. Although it may seem trivial, this would give them great satisfaction and fulfillment.

There are two ways for one to get a movie costume. You can either buy or rent.

When you are going to attend costume parties or go on role-playing events with your friends, it is best that you buy a costume instead of renting one. Renting could pose many problems. The first and most important of these problems is the fact that costumes that can be rented are often overused by others before you. Obviously it would be poorly taken care of.

Sometimes rented costumes can cost more than buying one. How? Well, the price for buying and renting are often the same. That is why it is recommended that you buy a costume because not only would you get to own it, you would also be given a brand new costume complete with all the accessories that comes with it.

Wouldn’t it be better if you attend costume events with a brand new costume? Chances are you’ll get invited to more costume events.

There are many places for you to look when buying movie costumes. You could either order from local shops or you can try going online which can provide you with a considerable amount of choices.