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  • Exciting Carabiner Trivia

    We all know and love carabiners for their multi-functional utility and ubiquitous appeal. But what do we really know about carabiners themselves? Let's take a dive into the world of carabiners to discover more information about their origins and how they became the beloved apparatus that they are today.

    While we here at Wholesale-Carabiners.com specialize in supplying bulk quantities of custom engraved carabiners for use as keychains and promotional purposes, they actually have a more diverse history of applications. The name derives from the German term for "spring hook" which is Karabinerhaken. Further supplementing the etymology of "carabiner" is that the karabinerhaken were used during the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) by the carbine riflemen, aka "carabiniers" to attach items to their belts; with carabinier, itself, being a French term.

    Now, carabiners are used for everything from climbing, to scuba diving, to hot air-ballooning. While there are different shapes and styles of carabiner, they are all characterized by the swinging spring gate. Perhaps you've seen a similar item where instead of a latch there is a threaded sleeve to open and close the hook. These are actually called maillons.

    They Did The Math

    How many carabiners would it take laid end to end to circle the earth? A lot. Here are the figures calculated for our 3 most popular carabiner sizes:

    50mm - It would take approximately 801,500,000 of our smallest carabiner size to go around the earth. That's nearly three times the population of Brazil!

    60mm - Only slightly larger in size, it would take about 667,916,667 of this size carabiner to engulf the circumference of our fair blue planet.

    80mm - This is our largest size of carabiner and it would take a measly 500,937,500 end-to-end to make a trip around the globe. Can you imagine the savings you could achieve by ordering in that quantity? (Please don't order that many, though. It would probably take over half a century of non-stop engraving to fulfill your order)

    Strength Training

    Remember the hit 1995 movie "Operation Dumbo Drop" starring Danny Glover?

    The American National Standards Institution has set a standard for load bearing carabiners to support a static weight of 5,000 lbs in a fall protection system. Do you know what weighs, on average, 5,000 pounds? An adult male Asian Elephant.

    (Note: Our carabiners are for keychains and giveaways. They are not for weight critical applications and to not adhere to the ANSI standards mentioned above.)

    What is your favorite fact or trivia about carabiners? Please share in the comments!

  • Happy President’s Day from Wholesale-Carabiners!

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    Happy President’s Day from Wholesale-Carabiners! President’s Day began as a federal holiday observing the birthday of our first US President, George Washington. It is now generally recognized as an occasion to recognize and remember all of the Presidents of the United States.

    Presidential Trivia

    • --It’s a common misconception that George Washington had wooden teeth. He did have false teeth but they were made of differing materials including ivory, gold, lead, and even the teeth of animals.
    • --Andrew Jackson had a parrot that would often say curse words.
    • --James Buchanan was the only president to never marry. He was a bachelor his entire life.
    • --Abraham Lincoln attended seances at the White House
    • --Benjamin Harrison was the president when electricity was first installed in the White House. He was so scared of being electrocuted, he refused to touch any of the light switches.
    • --Warren Harding had the biggest shoe size of all the presidents--size 14.
    • --Bill Clinton has two Grammy Awards.

     

    History is full of amazing facts. And did you know that the Washington Monument is the tallest stone structure and also tallest obelisk, standing at 555 ft and 5-⅛ inches. The apex of the monument is solid aluminum; which at the time of construction was a metal as rare and valuable as silver.  

    Fortunately for us now, aluminum is an abundant and affordable resource. Which is great, because we can offer you low wholesale pricing on all of our custom engraved aluminum carabiners, bottle openers, and dog tags. For instance, you can order 250 custom engraved 60mm carabiners for only $155, which is just $0.66 each! These items and more are a fantastic way to promote your brand and build a strong, loyal customer base. And we engrave our products right here in the USA.

    So enjoy your President’s Day weekend this year and think about boosting your business or organization with the amazing value of our wholesale items!

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