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8th Aug '17 10:36:22 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* "Plug 'n Play" was first uttered as late as ''1983'', on an episode of ''The Computer Chronicles'' centering on printers.
1st Aug '17 5:28:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ScienceFiction literature must be something from the 20th century right? Nope, Creator/JulesVerne already wrote stories about moon travel, journeys to the center of the earth and travels to the bottom of the sea in the late 19th century. And even before him, there was Mary Shelley's ''{{Frankenstein}}'' in 1818[[note]]Although generally considered horror, the story is based on using scientific methods as understood at the time to create artificial life, and the responsibilities of those who created it. There's a reason a great many stories these days involving ArtificialIntelligence seem very similar.[[/note]], and in the 17th century, there is Francis Godwin's "The Man in the Moone" (1638) as the first work of science fiction in English, and Cyrano de Bergerac's "Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon" (1656). Space travel also figures prominently in Creator/{{Voltaire}}'s "Micromégas" (1752), which is also notable for the suggestion that people of other worlds may be in some ways more advanced than those of earth.

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* ScienceFiction literature must be something from the 20th century right? Nope, Creator/JulesVerne already wrote stories about moon travel, journeys to the center of the earth and travels to the bottom of the sea in the late 19th century. And even before him, there was Mary Shelley's ''{{Frankenstein}}'' ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' in 1818[[note]]Although generally considered horror, the story is based on using scientific methods as understood at the time to create artificial life, and the responsibilities of those who created it. There's a reason a great many stories these days involving ArtificialIntelligence seem very similar.[[/note]], and in the 17th century, there is Francis Godwin's "The Man in the Moone" (1638) as the first work of science fiction in English, and Cyrano de Bergerac's "Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon" (1656). Space travel also figures prominently in Creator/{{Voltaire}}'s "Micromégas" (1752), which is also notable for the suggestion that people of other worlds may be in some ways more advanced than those of earth.
31st Jul '17 9:21:56 PM PPG-Katelyn
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* Fidget Spinners have been around since 1993, but it wasn't until 2017 when they became a craze.
18th Jul '17 11:19:37 AM Psychopompos007
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* Metamphetamine was invented in 1937 by a German pharmaceutical firm (it was sold under the brand name "Pervitin") and was ''massively'' used by German army as a SuperSerum, especially during the invasion of France.
16th Jul '17 11:26:12 AM nombretomado
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** You might also find the word "Holocaust" in books written just before WW2, in reference to the Armenian Genocide.

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** You might also find the word "Holocaust" in books written just before WW2, [=WW2=], in reference to the Armenian Genocide.
12th Jul '17 8:01:26 PM ZootyCutie94
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* ''Toys/TheGrosseryGang'' are often touted by reviewers as "''Toys/{{Shopkins}}'' for boys", as both are Moose Toys products for blind bagged things. However, ''The Grossery Gang'' is actually a spin-off of ''Toys/TheTrashPack'' series, a Moose Toys toyline that started three years before ''Shopkins''.
7th Jul '17 4:59:09 PM nombretomado
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* TheOtherWiki goes into the usual humorously serious detail on how "YourMom" jokes are older than people think; used, for example, by Shakespeare.

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* TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki goes into the usual humorously serious detail on how "YourMom" jokes are older than people think; used, for example, by Shakespeare.



* The term "electric blue" dates back at least as far as 1884 (according to TheOtherWiki), and appears in a Literature/SherlockHolmes story ("The Adventure of the Copper Beeches", pub. 1892).

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* The term "electric blue" dates back at least as far as 1884 (according to TheOtherWiki), Wiki/TheOtherWiki), and appears in a Literature/SherlockHolmes story ("The Adventure of the Copper Beeches", pub. 1892).



* Some would think TheOtherWiki was the first wiki site. The term originates with the PortlandPatternRepository, and several other wikis, including everything.com and [=h2g2=] (based on ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''), also predated the better-known encyclopedia.

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* Some would think TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki was the first wiki site. The term originates with the PortlandPatternRepository, and several other wikis, including everything.com and [=h2g2=] (based on ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''), also predated the better-known encyclopedia.



* Refrigerators. Most people think that they were first introduced in the 19th century, but human desire to store something for a long time in low temperature or to eat ice dates back to 18th century BC Euphrates. According to TheOtherWiki, the earliest example of a more sophisticated ice storage in AD happened in 1396 in what is now UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}}, UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} and the remains of the warehouse is still mostly intact.

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* Refrigerators. Most people think that they were first introduced in the 19th century, but human desire to store something for a long time in low temperature or to eat ice dates back to 18th century BC Euphrates. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the earliest example of a more sophisticated ice storage in AD happened in 1396 in what is now UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}}, UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} and the remains of the warehouse is still mostly intact.
7th Jul '17 10:31:20 AM rmctagg09
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** Sci-fi editor and writer Forrest J. Ackerman and Myrtle Jones were among the first people to cosplay at conventions - in 1939 [[http://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-206-30-modern-things-that-are-way-older-than-you-think/]].

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** Sci-fi editor and writer Forrest J. Ackerman and Myrtle Jones were among the first people to cosplay at conventions - in 1939 [[http://www.-[[http://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-206-30-modern-things-that-are-way-older-than-you-think/]].com/pictofacts-206-30-modern-things-that-are-way-older-than-you-think/ in 1939]].
6th Jul '17 4:35:26 PM theladyfromplanetx
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** Sci-fi editor and writer Forrest J. Ackerman and Myrtle Jones were among the first people to cosplay at conventions - in 1939 [[http://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-206-30-modern-things-that-are-way-older-than-you-think/]].
5th Jul '17 9:06:40 PM TrollMan
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* The theory that dinosaurs were active warm-blooded animals like modern mammals and birds is often thought to be first postulated during the "dinosaur renaissance" during the 1960s and 1970s, but it actually reaches back much further. Sir Richard Owen, the man who coined the word "dinosaur" in the mid 1800s, believed that despite their reptilian appearances, that dinosaurs probably had physiology more like mammals. It was only in intervening years that dinosaurs acquired the sluggish, plodding DumbDinos image, and subsequently lost it again in favour of the active, fast-moving animal one.

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* The theory that dinosaurs were active warm-blooded animals like modern mammals and birds is often thought to be first postulated during the "dinosaur renaissance" during of the 1960s and 1970s, but it actually reaches back much further. Sir Richard Owen, the man who coined the word "dinosaur" in the mid 1800s, believed that despite their reptilian appearances, that dinosaurs probably had physiology more like mammals. It was only in intervening years that dinosaurs acquired the sluggish, plodding DumbDinos image, and subsequently lost it again in favour of the active, fast-moving animal one.
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