” IF YOU SEE YOUR LOVE AS A PIECE OF DULL AND TASTELESS CHEWED GUM BALL
IT IS TIME TO RECALL
HOW VIBRANT AND SWEET IT USED TO BE. “
Chewing gum has been around for thousands of years and it is one of the oldest types of candy.
In prehistoric times, people chewed chunks of tree resin, which is the first appearance of chewing of gum. In early civilizations, people chewed gum to clean their teeth and freshen their breath.
While chewing gum was widely popular from the mid 20th century until the 2000s, in the early 2010s it has seen a decline in sales as more alternatives for fresh breath came out and also due to poor marketing choices made by gum companies.
The gumball was not invented until the start of the 20th century by an anonymous German grocer in New York. As according to the legend, irate that his gum—in flat, stubby form—was not selling, he wadded up a piece and flung it across the store.
The wad of gum fell into a barrel of sugar, and the grocer then picked it up to admire its newly acquired glistening appearance.
Today, gumballs appeal to both children and adults alike with their bright, shiny colors and bold flavors. However, when it was first introduced in 1907 and were available through special gumball machines; their sales account for only 3 percent of chewing gum sales.
This is likely due to the fact that gumballs sold through gumball machines are sold one at a time, whereas stick gum is sold in multiples.
A dress is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice which is often worn by women and girls in the western culture.
In most varieties of formal dress codes in Western cultures, a dress of an appropriate style is mandatory for women. They are also very popular for special occasions such as proms or weddings.
As a matter of fact, dresses were not originally a fashion for women. In many cultures throughout history and world, dresses have been worn by men; consider the Scottish kilt (although kilts are reported to be of Scandinavian heritage), or the toga worn by the ancient Greeks.
During the rather demure times of the early 1920s, it was common to see masculine styles of dress, with strong angles, made from sturdy materials, but this changed dramatically as we moved into the 1930s and 40s when a cultural shift in attitudes towards women were slowly becoming liberated within society.
Women’s dresses were fashioned with lower backs, revealing the upper portions of the buttocks, and waists were tucked in, women’s bodies became the focal point of their outfits, whereas in the past, fashion strived to conceal the female form.
The war years, and the post war years, brought further poverty and lack of provisions and this trend gave rise the invention of the mini-skirt, the shortest style of dress to date.
People probably first started to look at their reflections in pools of water which were the first mirrors. The earliest man made mirrors were from polished stone and black volcanic glass obsidian. Examples of obsidian mirrors found in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) have been dated to around 6000 BC.
Mirrors of any precious metal were hard to produce and were only owned by the wealthy. The invention of the silvered-glass mirror is credited to German chemist Justus von Liebig in 1835. This silvering process was adapted for mass manufacturing and led to the greater availability of affordable mirrors.
The concepts of the soul are often associated with mirrors, which results in a wealth of superstition surrounding mind like breaking a mirror causes seven years of bad luck.
As according to an old Roman legend, the soul which shatters with the broken mirror will regenerate every seven years.
Although high heels are now usually worn only by girls and women, there are shoe designs worn by both genders that have elevated heels and for purposes more than just fashion.
The high-heeled shoe was used in the 16th century by Persian soldiers on horseback because it gave the soldiers stability in the stirrups so they could use their bow and arrows more efficiently.
Dating back to 3500 B.C., early depictions of high heels could be seen on ancient Egyptian murals. These murals would depict Egyptian nobilities wearing heels to set them apart from the lower class, who would normally go barefoot.
High heels also served a practical purpose for Egyptian butchers who wore them in order to walk over the bloodied bodies of animal carcasses.
The invention of high heels as a fashion statement (in 1533) could be accredited to the rather petite Catherine de Mediciwho felt insecure in comparison to the Duke’s favorite mistress, Diane de Poitiers, who was relatively tall.
Knowing that she would have to compete with his mistress for attention in an arrange marriage, the future French Queen remedied this by donning two inches heels that gave her a higher physique and a captivating sway when she moved. These heels became a success and soon became associated with wealth and privilege.
Since the Second World War, high heels have fallen in and out of popular fashion trend several times, most notably in the late 1990s, when lower heels and even flats predominated. Lower heels were preferred during the late 1960s and early 1970s as well, but higher heels returned in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In modern society, high-heeled shoes are a part of women’s fashion. A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association showed some 42% of women admitted that they would wear a shoe they liked even if it gave them discomfort.