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The Beginnings of Glassblowing

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Glass feels like it’s had it’s place in stoner history from the beginning, but what was its actual origin?While there is still some debate, the art of glassblowing first dates back to ancient Egypt and Syria, making much of the Eastern Mediterranean a massive hotspot for glasswork. It wasn’t until the 1st century BC that a Syrian craftsman invented the blow pipe, revolutionizing the glass industry. Colored glass rods and blow tubes were used to create shapes like grapes and shells, and then later artistic hollow glass objects, first only reserved for the richest members of society due to their...

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Can YOU Handle Bongzilla?

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What’s up Space Smoke Fam! We hope everyone has been staying safe, healthy, and high! Ever heard of Bongzilla- the world’s largest bong? The mighty Bongzilla weighs over 800 pounds and stands at a whopping 24 feet, with a bowl piece that can hold up to a quarter pound of weed!! This bong was housed at Cannabition, a cannabis museum on the famous Fremont Street of Downtown Las Vegas, and was definitely a must-see part of the “Fremont Street Experience”.  To get to the mouthpiece, visitors needed to take an elevator (or the stairs if you’re trying to get some...

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Boro Glass???

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Hey Space Smoke Fam! We interrupt your flight through the galaxies to bring you some glass science! Ever wonder why some of your bongs seemingly break at the slightest touch, while others can practically (or literally) be thrown without breaking? We hear that American glass is better than Chinese glass, but what’s really up with that? We’ve covered how bongs can be made of many materials, but today we’re going to dive a bit deeper into GLASS! Regular glass as we know, is fairly easy to break, shatter, or chip, much to the despair of any stoner who has been...

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Pipes, Bubblers, Bongs, Oh My!

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Happy Monday Space Smoke Fam! It’s a brand new week, full of fresh opportunities (and bong rips)!  Today we’re diving deeper into the world of glass, and talking about some of the different device options available on the market to smoke out of! Chillum-  These little guys are handy because they’re small; about the size of a joint, and come in all different shapes. Glass blunts are a great example, but sometimes they even look like hollowed out cigarettes, or mini spoon pipes.  Nice and discreet, and perfect for those one or two rips while on the go without committing...

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What Are Percolators?

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Hey Space Smoke Fam, we hope you’re staying healthy and high!  You may have heard the word “percolator” being thrown around when talking about bongs, but what are they exactly, and what purpose do they serve? Today we’re covering everything “percs” with some Glass 101! Long story short, a percolator is a contraption that filters and diffuses the smoke from your bong in different directions through the water.  Normally this is a chamber in a bong with various tubes or holes to diffuse the water, but the slits you see toward the bottom end of your downstem are also considered...

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