BOISE, Idaho — After three unusual, chaotic days at the Idaho Capitol, the special session called by Gov. Brad Little is over and lawmakers are heading home.
Each day saw groups of protestors sitting in on the session with multiple people being arrested. Among those arrested was anti-government activist Ammon Bundy, who was arrested twice in 24 hours for trespassing and resisting arrest.
On Tuesday morning, however, photos surfaced of Bundy being wheeled out of the Statehouse in a swivel chair.
That swivel chair reminded us of a chair, or stool rather, with the ability to transport anyone outside and onto the streets. For this edition of The 208 Redial, we thought we'd look back at that innovative design.
Chuck Meissner took a stool from Sam's Saloon in Boise and created an electric-powered bar stool with the help of some friends.
Meissner's creation was once the fastest electric barstool in the world, climbing up to 44 miles per hour. In 2011, however, Jan Lee Mertinak Jr. beat that record by reaching 55 miles per hour.
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