These European parturition (or birthing) chairs were used by women in ancient times until the 1800s, during childbirth. This convertible chair has arm and foot rests, which can be adjusted for comfort and can also be folded down into a bed or operating table. These chairs were treated as heirlooms in some families and passed down through the generations. The modern equivalent is still used in some countries.
The world’s longest tree top walk can be found in the Bavarian Forest National Park in Neuschonua, Germany. The natural trail is a whopping 44 meters (144ft) high and 1 300 meters (0.8miles) long. The path winds up into a ‘tree tower’ and the wooden construction allows unspoiled views towards the Lusen and Rachel mountains. The tower also has an elevator, which allows wheelchair and pram access as well as information points at various stops along the path.