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HomeworkOne-BeanBag

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I always had a desire to use my LapTop on my lap in a comfortable position. One day I went to a furniture shop and found a kid jumping freely on Bean Bag after that his father came and started adjusting his buttocks to get a comfortable position. I realised that its a chair-cum-sofa which can take the shape as per your body. I was carrying my laptop at that time and decided to see how comfortable I would be with it on the Bean Bag, I was so comfortable that I told my freind that all the IT-offices should have a bean bag for each employee, but there is no end to one's desire, then I started thinking of bean bag being used as all purpose chair.

History

Bean bag chairs are a popular form of furniture made of fabric and filled with small chunks of styrofoam or PVC pellets. They were hugely popular as "mod" furniture during the late 1960s and early '70s; their popularity resumed in the mid 1990s, as companies such as Ambient Lounge and Cuddlebag and LoveSac and Corda-Roy's and sites like Poofbags.com have begun selling chairs filled with shredded polyurethane foam, charging a premium for the extra comfort this can provide. Bean bag chairs are known to bean bag enthusiasts by many names, such as "Physics Bag" or "Oversized Sac".

Bean bags today use polystyrene bead for filling like the bean bags found at BeanBagWarehouse.com. Polystyrene bead originally comes in a sugar form and steam is blown into the sugar to expand it. It is also called expanded polystyrene or EPS in the industry. The diameter of the bead that goes into the bean bag does vary from about 3 - 9 mm, however you can now also purchase micro-bead which is 1 - 3 mm in diameter. After a couple of years use, the beans within a bean bag will become compressed and comfort will be reduced. You can generally pick up smaller bags of refill to top them up.

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Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beanbag

http://www.beanbagfun.com/beanbags.asp

http://techreport.com/etc/2006q3/sumo-omni/index.x?pg=1

http://www.beanbagwarehouse.com/

Bean bag also used in games...

Footbag (also hacky sack) is a type of ball-shaped bean bag that is used to play various games.

Freestyle hackysack involves performing tricks while keeping the bean bag airborne for an extended period of time.

Bean Bag, sometimes called Cornhole in the Ohio Valley of the United States, is a game similar to horseshoes, played with bean bags and two goals.

Circle kick (also hacking circle) requires several players to test their skills against one another and attempt to get a hack, where each one of the players hits the hackysack at least once in a sequence before the hack hits the ground.

In Killer (also known as 'Snake' or 'Welt') the players start off with a circle kick and try to hit the other players with the hackysack. Often there is a set number of times the hackysack must be kicked before it can be kicked at another person. If the other person is hit with it, he is out, but if he kicks it back, he remains in the game.

In 3 Hack Whack the players begin in a loose circle. Each turn a player has, he must kick the hackysack 3 times before he catches it. Once caught, the hackysack can be thrown at any player. If the hackysack hits the player, they lose a life and the game resumes. If not, the game resumes and the next player gets a chance, following the same rules.

In Numbers, the players start off with a circle kick, and each consecutive holder of the hackysack must kick it a certain number of times. The number increases on every success.

In Brandy, similar to Killer. The number of kicks is chosen before the game starts. After the game starts, if a player drops the hackysack after the number of kicks has been past, any other player can pick up the sack and throw hard at the player, the player who drops the sack can also run away from the circle to avoid being hit, only one throw is allow. the game continues if it hits or misses. If a player drops the hackysack befor the number of kicks has been meet, the game continues.

Toys

Beans bags, often simply small bags literally filled with dried beans, are used in a number of children's games involving throwing and catching or throwing at targets.

The fad-toy Beanie Babies are in fact bean bags.

Bean Bag Music

'Beanbag' refers to a musical movement centred on the southern part of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The style emerged some time in 2002 as a reaction to the state of the local cultural and economic conditions.

Originally noted as a style of DJ mixing, involving the live manipulation of two or more records at the same time - usually old bossa nova and jazz records that are available cheaply at 'op-shops'. It is this DIY ethic that has seen "beanbag" referred to as being dance music's equivalent of the punk rock movement. This DJ style/technique then morphed into original genre of music production.

A compilation CD featuring works in Beanbag style was released at the end of 2003, featuring works by most of the artists who produced in the style.

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