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    Default Thursday Trivia: Hammocks 🌴

    When Christopher Columbus was cruising around the West Indies in 1492, he was impressed by the hanging beds used by the local Taino people.

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    It's possible that his diary entry for Oct. 17, 1492, was the first written mention of those woven cotton sling beds that were comfortable and portable, and kept sleeping people off the ground and away from critters and creepy crawlies that come out at night.

    The Taino called the beds hamacas, which is where we get the word hammock.

    Attachment 159495. Drawing by Christopher Columbus from a book on his travels in the West Indies.

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    Default Re: Thursday Trivia: Hammocks 🌴

    I move too much in the night, just ripe for falling out of the hammock. LOL!!
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    Default Re: Thursday Trivia: Hammocks 🌴

    The beds for sleeping, like the sailors used, didn't have spreader bars so the hammock would come up and around like a cocoon.
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    Default Re: Thursday Trivia: Hammocks 🌴

    I really enjoy your trivia posts! Please keep it up.
    This one is particularly interesting. Thanks !
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