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27th Sep '16 1:26:54 PM Yalsaris63
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* The Caesar salad is thought by many people to have been invented as far back as AncientRome during the time of either Julius' or Augustus' reigns, but in fact, it was invented by an Italian entrepreneur named Cesare (Cesare being the Italian form of Caesar) Cardini during a shortage of kitchen supplies in a 1924 Fourth of July feast while working at Tijuana, Mexico, according to his daughter Rosa.

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* The Caesar salad is thought by many people to have been invented as far back as AncientRome during the time of either Julius' or Augustus' reigns, but in fact, it was invented by an Italian entrepreneur named Cesare (Cesare being the Italian form of Caesar) Cardini during a shortage of kitchen supplies in a 1924 Fourth of July feast taking place in San Diego while working at Tijuana, Mexico, according to his daughter Rosa.
27th Sep '16 4:03:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Russian name Svetlana may seem to have an ancient feel to it... and was first used in 1802, in an all but forgotten poem by Alexander Vostokov. It was popularized by Vasily Zhukovsky in 1813. Even after that, the popularity was limited by the fact that the church didn't recognize it until 1943 - by then, of course, few cared, but everyone did care that {{Stalin}} had a daughter named Svetlana.

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* The Russian name Svetlana may seem to have an ancient feel to it... and was first used in 1802, in an all but forgotten poem by Alexander Vostokov. It was popularized by Vasily Zhukovsky in 1813. Even after that, the popularity was limited by the fact that the church didn't recognize it until 1943 - by then, of course, few cared, but everyone did care that {{Stalin}} UsefulNotes/JosephStalin had a daughter named Svetlana.
26th Sep '16 1:17:37 PM Angus_Old
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* Cars didn't exist until the early 30's. They also didn't look quite like what you think of when you hear the word 'car'. This is the ''real'' reason you see horses and carriages and dirt roads in some fictional works, not because the characters are too poor to afford a car. The first Ferrari road car was built in 1947, when Enzo Ferrari was nearly fifty and the motor car was over fifty.

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* Cars didn't exist until the early 30's. They also didn't look quite like what you think of when you hear the word 'car'. This is the ''real'' reason you see horses and carriages and dirt roads in some fictional works, not because the characters are too poor to afford a car. The first Ferrari road car was built in 1947, when Enzo Ferrari was nearly fifty and the motor car was over fifty.eighty.
16th Sep '16 11:09:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The concept of racial discrimination in the form we know it today is a product of the Age of Exploration. Before this, the main form of discrimination was based on class, language, and religion; the closest thing to racism back then would have been more like xenophobia (a general dislike of foreigners, without regard to the color of their skin). A black person in sixteenth-century England might well have encountered prejudice, but a white Spanish person would have suffered just as badly and probably worse. Ironically, it was only with the rise of greater equality and class mobility in the wake of the EnglishCivilWar, the Protestant Reformation and the growth of modern science that racism raised its ugly head. It was primarily used to justify the Atlantic Slave Trade. Slavery was banned by the Church and seen as anti-Christian, so there needed to be a reason to enslave fellow human beings and other people. So people started to ''discriminate'' based on skin colour and ethnicity.

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* The concept of racial discrimination in the form we know it today is a product of the Age of Exploration. Before this, the main form of discrimination was based on class, language, and religion; the closest thing to racism back then would have been more like xenophobia (a general dislike of foreigners, without regard to the color of their skin). A black person in sixteenth-century England might well have encountered prejudice, but a white Spanish person would have suffered just as badly and probably worse. Ironically, it was only with the rise of greater equality and class mobility in the wake of the EnglishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar, the Protestant Reformation and the growth of modern science that racism raised its ugly head. It was primarily used to justify the Atlantic Slave Trade. Slavery was banned by the Church and seen as anti-Christian, so there needed to be a reason to enslave fellow human beings and other people. So people started to ''discriminate'' based on skin colour and ethnicity.
15th Sep '16 8:24:30 AM Wereboar
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** The term itself became popular after the Solzhenitsyn's 'GULag Archipelago' has been published in 1973. Russians themselves never used that term in common talk, referring to labor camp as ''lagyer'' (lit. 'camp') and ''katorga'' (lit. 'forced labor').
31st Aug '16 6:03:56 PM Random888
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* ''Literature/{{Pinocchio}}'' is not a medieval or early modern folktale like many other Disney classics; he didn't appear until 1883. In fact, the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon includes about as many films based on 19th and 20th cetury literature as ones based on folktales or mythology. (Eg. Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Bambi...)

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* ''Literature/{{Pinocchio}}'' is not a medieval or early modern folktale like many other Disney classics; he didn't appear until 1883.1883 while [[{{Disney/Pinocchio}} the Disney movie]] was made in 1940. To put that in perspective, Charles Judels, who voiced Stromboli and the Coachman in the film, was born in ''1882''. In fact, the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon includes about as many films based on 19th and 20th cetury literature as ones based on folktales or mythology. (Eg. Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Bambi...)
29th Aug '16 9:46:39 PM Twentington
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* While there is evidence of gemstone rings being given as wedding gifts as early as Ancient Rome, the actual Western tradition that a male must, with absolutely no exception, give a gemstone ring, preferably with at least one diamond, to his spouse as he proposes to marriage is actually relatively new. Before what is possibly the most successful advertising campaign in history, DeBeers' "Diamonds are Forever" campaign in 1947, it was perfectly acceptable for low income groups to propose with small wedding gifts. Following the success of that campaign, it is now almost mandatory for every individual attempting to propose to give a ring with a cut gemstone on it, worth at least three months salary.

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* While there is evidence of gemstone rings being given as wedding gifts as early as Ancient Rome, the actual Western tradition that a male must, with absolutely no exception, give a gemstone ring, preferably with at least one diamond, to his spouse as he proposes to marriage is actually relatively new. Before what is possibly the most successful advertising campaign in history, DeBeers' [=DeBeers'=] "Diamonds are Forever" campaign in 1947, it was perfectly acceptable for low income groups to propose with small wedding gifts. Following the success of that campaign, it is now almost mandatory for every individual attempting to propose to give a ring with a cut gemstone on it, worth at least three months salary.
29th Aug '16 7:25:40 AM Rainbow
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* Of course ''most'' people know from memory that the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series went on from 2001 to 2010, but thanks to the "1492 Pictures" in the credits small children think it was from centuries ago.
29th Aug '16 7:22:32 AM Rainbow
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* Of course ''most'' people know from memory that the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series went on from 2001 to 2010, but thanks to the "1492 Pictures" in the credits small children think it was from centuries ago. You could say that kids don't qualify as "they" or in other words people, but they're still going to grow up.

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* Of course ''most'' people know from memory that the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series went on from 2001 to 2010, but thanks to the "1492 Pictures" in the credits small children think it was from centuries ago. You could say that kids don't qualify as "they" or in other words people, but they're still going to grow up.
27th Aug '16 11:47:10 AM PurpleWarrior13
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** For animated projects, it wasn't common to properly credit the voice actors with their respective characters until around the early 90s, and it wasn't standard until maybe 2000. Before, most projects [[NowWhichOneWasThatVoice only listed the actors in alphabetical order]]. In pre-1960s shorts, voice actors were rarely credited at all, unless they were Creator/MelBlanc.
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