Despite the fact that this looks like just another outdoor knick-knack shelf or plant holder, it's actually a chair - with a supposed weight capacity of 250 pounds. Just imagine that, if you will.
I'd imagine that there are loopholes that allow a manufacturer to make these type of claims. For example, it might only need to withstand 250 lbs for maybe ten seconds to qualify.
After that, the seat might give way and the butterfly wings would fold in like a Venus flytrap, pinning the victim until paramedics are called to free him or her with the jaws of life.
Feel like a monarch in the stunning Butterfly Chair. Its airy, scrolled wings beckon you to sit for awhile. But don't be deceived by its delicate beauty — its sturdy, weather-resistant black metal frame is welded for strength and supports up to 250 lbs. Also makes a lovely display for flowers! Assembly required. 36" h x 31 3/4" w (from wing tip to tip) x 20" d. $99.95