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History of hookahs, my school project lol
Posted: Mar 7 2008, 07:39 PM
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History of hookas
The hooka bong originated in North Western India in Rjasthan and Gujarat almost over 2000 years ago. The original hookahs were made from coconut shells with a tube attached and were designed to be used for Opium and Hashish. As this cultural trend spread, it made its way through the Persian Kingdom, modern day Pakistan, Afghanistan, and much of the Middle East. During this time, it acquired tombeik, which is a dark hookah tobacco grown in modern day Iran.
Approximately 500 years ago, the Hookah made its way through Turkey where it gained enormous popularity among elites and intellectuals alike. It was these people that eventually led to the changes in the Hookah’s design and application. With time, the basic coconut base was replaced with glass and the Hookah came to resemble what we have today.
As the Hookah’s popularity started to soar, the tombeik, dark tobacco, was slowly replaced with shisha, a combination of foreign tobaccos, honey molasses, and dried fruit extracts. Hookah tobacco, shisha, comes in a variety of flavors from Apple to Strawberry. Although initially Hookah smoking has been associated with illegal drugs, as awareness spreads the Hookah is becoming more and more popular in Western society.
Today you can find hookahs all over the internet and in many smoke shops around the world. Hookahs have certainly become a worldly-phenomena attracting virtually everyone from all four corners of our globe.
How to Use Hookahs
First you must place water, preferably ice water to cool the Hookah smoke, into the base of the Hookah. After the Hookah’s base is filled appropriately, place the shisha, flavored tobacco, into the ceramic bowl. Cover the Hookah bowl with foil and poke several small holes in it using a small yet sharp device, such as a pen. Light 1-2 Hookah coals and wait until they are amply lit. Place the coal on top of the foil and let it sit for a few moments to start heating the shisha. Gently start to inhale the smooth hookah smoke. Be sure to invite your friends to enjoy this ancient socializing tradition!
There is this site that is having a hookah contest on who can make the nicest glass hooka [color=#3a4f6c]design. Winner gets a free hookah and 6 months worth of shisha free!
Posted: Mar 8 2008, 02:04 PM
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Posted: Mar 12 2008, 03:40 AM
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what's wrong with all this hookah-posting people ? oO
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