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13th Dec '17 1:13:07 AM PaulA
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* Popcorn didn't become a popular snack until the 1940s, when World War II sugar rations forced Americans to find alternatives to candy. It wa also during WW2 that popcorn began to be sold in movie theatres.

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* Popcorn didn't become a popular snack until the 1940s, when World War II sugar rations forced Americans to find alternatives to candy. It wa also during WW2 World War II that popcorn began to be sold in movie theatres.
10th Dec '17 4:33:06 PM nombretomado
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* Many believe that DropkickMurphys' "Tessie" is a direct cover of the turn-of-the-century fight song of the Boston Red Sox fan club The Royal Rooters. It is, in fact, a brand new song set to the melody of the original fight song and featuring lyrics about the Royal Rooters and their antics. Only ''sections'' of the chorus actually appeared in the original song.

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* Many believe that DropkickMurphys' Music/DropkickMurphys' "Tessie" is a direct cover of the turn-of-the-century fight song of the Boston Red Sox fan club The Royal Rooters. It is, in fact, a brand new song set to the melody of the original fight song and featuring lyrics about the Royal Rooters and their antics. Only ''sections'' of the chorus actually appeared in the original song.
10th Dec '17 12:59:46 PM nombretomado
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* The name "Maria" was pronounced the same as "Mariah" in English until the mid-20th century, when the influence of Mexican and Italian immigrants to the US gradually changed it. Additionally, DonQuixote was frequently pronounced as "Don Quicksut" and DonJuan as "Don Joo-an" until the 1950s or so.

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* The name "Maria" was pronounced the same as "Mariah" in English until the mid-20th century, when the influence of Mexican and Italian immigrants to the US gradually changed it. Additionally, DonQuixote Literature/DonQuixote was frequently pronounced as "Don Quicksut" and DonJuan Literature/DonJuan as "Don Joo-an" until the 1950s or so.
10th Dec '17 9:45:06 AM CritterKeeper
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* Product placement was almost non-existent in movies made before the 1980s. ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', from 1982, is usually considered the movie that started the trend, with the sales of Reese's Pieces shooting through the roof after being featured in the film. [[note]] Ironically, the filmmakers ''never'' intended to specially highlight Reese's Pieces; they were originally going to use [=M&Ms=] (which were ubiquitous enough that it wouldn't be unusual to see them in the movie), but replaced them with Reese's Pieces because Mars Inc. didn't want their flagship candy to be associated with aliens[[/note]]

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* Product placement was almost non-existent in movies made before the 1980s. ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', from 1982, is usually considered the movie that started the trend, with the sales of Reese's Pieces shooting through the roof after being featured in the film. [[note]] Ironically, the filmmakers ''never'' intended to specially highlight Reese's Pieces; they were originally going to use [=M&Ms=] (which were ubiquitous enough that it wouldn't be unusual were, according to see them in the movie), novel, meant to be what inspired E.T. to discover the Speak-And-Spell, seeing the "M" from the candy on the keyboard), but replaced them with Reese's Pieces because Mars Inc. didn't want their flagship candy to be associated with aliens[[/note]]
1st Dec '17 3:08:00 AM KYCubbie
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* Because Serfdom in Eastern Europe lasted until well into the third quarter of the 19th Century, and was abolished by Tsar Alexander II of UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} in the wake of the UsefulNotes/CrimeanWar, long after Western European nations had modernized and advanced, many have seen Russia as a center of serfdom from time immemorial and key evidence of "Russian backwardness".

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* Because Serfdom serfdom in Eastern Europe lasted until well into the third quarter of the 19th Century, and was abolished by Tsar Alexander II of UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} in the wake of the UsefulNotes/CrimeanWar, long after Western European nations had modernized and advanced, many have seen Russia as a center of serfdom from time immemorial and key evidence of "Russian backwardness".



* And, while on the subject of Irish names, "Caitlin" is simply the Irish spelling of "Kathleen," and is pronounced, roughly, "Kathleen," making its modern usage a mispronuciation.

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* And, while on the subject of Irish names, "Caitlin" is simply the Anglicized version of ''Caitlín'' (note the difference in the second "i"), the Irish spelling of "Kathleen," and is "Kathleen". In Irish, it's pronounced, roughly, "Kathleen," "Kathleen". making its modern English-language usage a mispronuciation.mispronunciation.
30th Nov '17 4:38:59 PM Nyte
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* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is very well-known as the DistaffCounterpart to ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but would be surprised to learn that she debuted in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' in ''2003'', and was quickly brought into the comics in 2004. Nowadays, it's hard to imagine there being no X-23 in X-Men franchise despite her not existing for the first 50 years of it.

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* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is very well-known as the DistaffCounterpart to ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but many would be surprised to learn that she debuted in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' in ''2003'', and was quickly brought into the comics in 2004. Nowadays, it's hard to imagine there being no X-23 in the X-Men franchise despite her not existing for the first 50 years of it.it.
* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} having a MoralityPet with his daughter Zoe is often thought as one of his defining attributes. However, Zoe herself wasn't introduced until 2005, over fifty years after Deadshot was created (though he was barely used until ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' in 1987).
28th Nov '17 5:28:24 AM morane
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*** Note that while merely being ''technically'' legal, an act of spousal rape could ''still'' be prosecuted as battery combined with sexual violence, especially if the victim had been wounded in the act. [[CaptainObvious Rapes tend to be violent acts.]] In most cases the spousal rape had not been outlawed in fear of false prosecutions.
26th Nov '17 10:44:26 PM Phediuk
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* Popcorn didn't become a popular snack until the 1940s, when World War II sugar rations forced Americans to find alternatives to candy. It wa also during WW2 that popcorn began to be sold in movie theatres.
26th Nov '17 12:55:57 AM KYCubbie
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* The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is infamous for reasons that are best not gone into here, but it wasn't until District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008 that the Supreme Court extended it to mean that individuals in the United States have a right to own a personal firearm for self-defense opposed to a right to own a firearm as part of militia service. Since D.C. is not a state itself, it wasn't determined until two years later that this right had to be applied to the individual states as part of the due process clause.

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* The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is infamous for reasons that are best not gone into here, but it wasn't until District ''District of Columbia v. Heller Heller'' in 2008 that the Supreme Court extended it to mean that individuals in the United States have a right to own a personal firearm for self-defense opposed to a right to own a firearm as part of militia service. Since D.C. is not a state itself, it wasn't determined until two years later that this right had to be applied to the individual states as part of the due process clause.



* "Love Is A Rose" is not a hundred-year-old folk song. It was written by Music/NeilYoung in the early 1970s. Likewise, the melody to "Slip Away" sounds like an antique ballad, but was written by Young.

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* "Love Is A a Rose" is not a hundred-year-old folk song. It was written by Music/NeilYoung in the early 1970s. Likewise, the melody to "Slip Away" sounds like an antique ballad, but was written by Young.



** The Super Bowl itself. Not only was it not called that officially until 1970. It was also ''not sold out'' in its first edition and considered something of an anti-climax as nobody took the AFL entrant seriously. Until the New York Jets showed the AFL had GrownTheBeard in Super Bowl III where the NFL Baltimore Colts never got a foot on the ground. Oh and the Vince Lombardi Trophy? Not called that in the first four Super Bowls, either -- it was named after the Green Bay coach who won the first two following his death just before the start of the 1970 season.

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** The Super Bowl itself. Not only was it not called that officially until 1970. It was also ''not sold out'' in its first edition and considered something of an anti-climax as nobody took the AFL entrant seriously. Until the New York Jets showed the AFL had GrownTheBeard in Super Bowl III where the NFL Baltimore Colts never got a foot on the ground. Oh and the Vince Lombardi Trophy? Not called that in the first four Super Bowls, either -- it was named after got its name in memory of the Green Bay coach who won the first two following his death two, who died just before the start of the 1970 season.


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** More accurately, this custom is seldom performed for domestic league matches outside North America. However, it's now standard for matches between national teams.
23rd Nov '17 7:45:24 PM Phediuk
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* The first playground slide was built in Washington DC in 1903.
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