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21st Jan '17 10:25:41 AM Goldfritha
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** That is, Britain and France abolished it nationally before the United States did. Vermont abolished slavery in its Constitution, so 1777 (if you go by when they wrote it) or 1791 (when they manged to get the federal government to accept them and their Constitution as the first non-original state and first free state).
19th Jan '17 3:21:42 AM ExeloMinish
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** Specifically, ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy is both Newer ''and'' OlderThanYouThink. On one hand, the modern incarnation of the team was formed in 2008, about ''six'' years before the team's [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy movie]] came out. On the other hand, most of the characters from the movie were created in the 1960s and 1970s, with Groot debuting in November 1960, ''a full year'' before the ComicBook/FantasticFour, who began the modern Marvel Universe. In addition, the title of the comic was published in 1969, but that incarnation was ''very'' different from the one audiences are most familiar with.

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** Specifically, ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy is both Newer ''and'' OlderThanYouThink. On one hand, the modern incarnation of the team was formed in 2008, about ''six'' years before the team's [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy movie]] came out. On the other hand, most of the characters from the movie were created in the 1960s and 1970s, with Groot debuting in November 1960, ''a full year'' before the ComicBook/FantasticFour, who began the modern Marvel Universe.Universe (it wasn't even a superhero comic at all; ''I Challenged Groot, The Monster From Planet X!'' was from Marvel's classic monster/horror imprint ''Tales to Astonish''). In addition, the title of the comic was published in 1969, but that incarnation was ''very'' different from the one audiences are most familiar with.
18th Jan '17 6:21:13 AM KeithM
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* The phrase "big hair", used to describe [[EightiesHair the stereotypical 1980s hairstyle]], was not recorded until 1989 - after the trend had begun to wane. Prior to that, there had existed only approximate equivalents - ''pompadour'' being the most famous example, and perhaps the oddest example being a word in a native New Guinean language for thick, woolly hair: "big head."

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* The phrase "big hair", used to describe [[EightiesHair the stereotypical 1980s hairstyle]], was not recorded until 1989 - after the trend had begun to wane. Prior to that, there had existed only approximate equivalents - ''pompadour'' being the most famous example, and perhaps the oddest example being a word in a native New Guinean language for thick, woolly hair: handair: "big head."


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* "Corinthian leather" (usually "rich Corinthian leather"), which has the aura of luxury and old wealth, was a term invented for a car commercial by an ad agency in 1974. The term is meaningless and has nothing to do with Corinth.
18th Jan '17 12:38:00 AM benda
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** Cranberry was imported to Western Europe from America in early modern age, and its commercial cultivation only began in 19th century. The wild species had been known and consumed in Eastern Europe long before though.
17th Jan '17 4:35:02 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** {{Villain Song}}s are one of Disney's most beloved traditions today, but they didn't really become a staple of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon until ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' kicked off the so-called "Disney Renaissance" in the 1980s. Before Ursula's "Poor Unfortunate Souls" set the standard, it simply wasn't common practice for the main antagonists of Disney films to wax lyrical about their {{evil plan}}s and their most unsympathetic qualities--simply because most early Disney films only had a handful of musical numbers apiece, and the writers generally didn't feel the need to give ''every'' major character their own song. Sure, there are a few early movies with songs sung by antagonistic characters, but they were either extremely fleeting (like ''Disney/PeterPan'''s "The Elegant Captain Hook", in which Captain Hook has barely 30 seconds of singing) or sung by minor characters (like ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'''s "We Are Siamese If You Please", which is sung by a pair of Siamese cats [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment who come out of nowhere and are never seen again]]).

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** {{Villain Song}}s are one of Disney's most beloved traditions today, but they didn't really become a staple of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon until ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' kicked off the so-called "Disney Renaissance" in the 1980s. Before Ursula's "Poor Unfortunate Souls" set the standard, it simply wasn't common practice for the main antagonists of Disney films to wax lyrical about their {{evil plan}}s and their most unsympathetic qualities--simply because most early Disney films only had a handful of musical numbers apiece, and the writers generally didn't feel the need to give ''every'' major character their own song. Sure, there are a few early movies with songs sung by antagonistic characters, but they were either extremely fleeting (like ''Disney/PeterPan'''s "The Elegant Captain Hook", Hook" in ''Disney/PeterPan'', in which Captain Hook has barely 30 seconds of singing) or sung by minor characters (like ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'''s "We Are Siamese If You Please", Please" in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', which is sung by a pair of Siamese cats [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment who come out of nowhere and are never seen again]]).
17th Jan '17 4:33:47 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** {{Villain Song}}s are one of Disney's most beloved traditions today, but they didn't really become a staple of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon until ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' kicked off the so-called "Disney Renaissance" in the 1980s. Before Ursula's "Poor Unfortunate Souls" set the standard, it simply wasn't common practice for the main antagonists of Disney films to wax lyrical about their {{evil plan}}s and their most unsympathetic qualities--simply because most early Disney films only had a handful of musical numbers apiece, and the writers generally didn't feel the need to give ''every'' major character their own song. Sure, there are a few early movies with songs sung by antagonistic characters, but they were either extremely fleeting (like ''Disney/PeterPan'''s "The Elegant Captain Hook", in which Captain Hook has barely 30 seconds of singing) or sung by minor characters (like ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'''s "We Are Siamese If You Please", which is sung by a pair of Siamese cats [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment who come out of nowhere and are never seen again]]).
13th Jan '17 5:19:58 PM UraRenge
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* People for the longest time simply did not eat lobster. In fact it was actively looked down upon, as they saw it as eating a bug (in fairness, lobsters are arthropods, so they're closer related to grasshoppers than they are any fish), and if you were an indentured servant in New England you actually were contractually obligated to not eat a lobster more than once a month. The only people that regularly ate them were prisoners, because people thought they deserved it. Having lobster shells outside your house was a sign of poverty. It only became acceptable and "trendy" to eat them in the 1880s with the advent of the railroads.
8th Jan '17 3:02:52 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of elements in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (Maria Hill, Avengers Tower, Hulk's MetaOrigin connection to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's SuperSerum, [[Comicbook/WarMachine Rhodey]]'s [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Iron Patriot]] armor, [[RaceLift black]] ComicBook/NickFury, the various [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate-inspired]] costumes, Cap's [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier sequel suit]], etc.) are relatively recent additions to the comics, usually going back to 2001 or so at the earliest.

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* A lot of elements in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (Maria Hill, Avengers Tower, Hulk's MetaOrigin connection to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's SuperSerum, [[Comicbook/WarMachine Rhodey]]'s [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Iron Patriot]] armor, [[RaceLift black]] ComicBook/NickFury, the various [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate-inspired]] costumes, Cap's [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier sequel suit]], etc.) are relatively recent additions to the comics, usually going back to 2001 or so at the earliest.
2nd Jan '17 11:23:22 AM Twentington
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* While certain concepts leading up to the energy drink have been around for a while (such as including extra caffeine, other stimulants, and vitamins in a soft drink), the overall concept as we know it now did not take off until the TurnOfTheMillennium. (Red Bull was introduced to the States in 1997, and Monster was started in 2002.) Similarly, energy shots were largely unknown until 5 Hour Energy popularized the idea in 2003.

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* While certain concepts leading up to the energy drink have been around for a while (such (many caffeinated drinks promoted themselves as including extra caffeine, other stimulants, energy boosters since the late 19th century, and Dr. Enuf has been infused with vitamins in a soft drink), since 1949), the overall concept as we know it now did not take off until the TurnOfTheMillennium. (Red Red Bull was introduced to first hit the States US markets in 1997, and Monster in 2002. Even their spiritual predecessor, Jolt Cola, only dates from 1985, and Pepsi's first foray into the field with the guarana-infused Josta was started in 2002.) 1995. Similarly, energy shots were largely unknown until 5 Hour Energy popularized the idea in 2003.
30th Dec '16 3:07:40 AM UraRenge
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** Tribalism, on the other hand, has been around as long as humanity. It's hard to be nationalistic when everyone lives in clustered town that are separated by each other by great distances and no ease of communication, but it's very easy to be fiercely loyal towards your known community and distrustful of the "other".
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