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23rd Apr '16 2:24:10 PM nombretomado
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** Also mentioned in a 1996 ''FatherTed'' episode; a man was allergic to cats, and inhaled kittens to punish himself for his sins.

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** Also mentioned in a 1996 ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' episode; a man was allergic to cats, and inhaled kittens to punish himself for his sins.
22nd Apr '16 3:31:32 PM Ezclee4050
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** UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill popularized "Iron Curtain" to characterize the USSR and its domination of Eastern Europe in a 1946 speech, but it was first applied to the Soviet Union in 1920 and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Curtain had a long history as a metaphorical term]] before that.



* "Frienemy"/"frenemy": coined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Winchell Walter Winchell]] in 1953 to describe US/Soviet relations.

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* "Frienemy"/"frenemy": [[FriendlyEnemy "Frienemy"/"frenemy"]]: coined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Winchell Walter Winchell]] in 1953 to describe US/Soviet relations.
21st Apr '16 11:26:13 PM Twentington
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* Given its association with emo and scene culture of the TurnOfTheMillennium, one would think that Hot Topic was founded at the end of TheNineties, right? It actually began in 1988.
21st Apr '16 7:59:31 AM Twentington
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* Krispy Kreme was founded in the 1930s, but was mostly limited to the south until the TurnOfTheMillennium.
* Surely with Subway becoming such a prominent restaurant since about TheNineties, it can't be that old, right? It was founded in 1965.
4th Apr '16 7:50:07 PM CaptEquinox
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* Globalization has been around for a ''very'' long time, whether it was in the Roman Empire or the Silk Trade. But one would be surprised to know that, according to historians, economists and other experts, this sort people recognize today (and which pundits like Thomas Friedman promote) had been achieved...by the late 19th-Century (with telegraphs, radios and railroads being the internet of their day). Some go further to state that in some aspects like labor, travel and immigration, "Globalization 1.0" was ''even more'' integrated than "2.0" today. In fact, there were those at the time who thought that nothing could possibly reverse their progress...[[FromBadToWorse until]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI a certain war broke out in 1914]]...

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* Globalization has been around for a ''very'' long time, whether it was in the Roman Empire or Empire, the Silk Trade.Trade or the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company East India Company]]. But one would be surprised to know that, according to historians, economists and other experts, this sort people recognize today (and which pundits like Thomas Friedman promote) had been achieved...by the late 19th-Century (with telegraphs, telephones, radios and railroads being the internet of their day). Some go further to state that in some aspects like labor, travel and immigration, "Globalization 1.0" was ''even more'' integrated than "2.0" today. In fact, there were those at the time who thought that nothing could possibly reverse their progress...[[FromBadToWorse until]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI a certain war broke out in 1914]]...
4th Apr '16 7:47:16 PM CaptEquinox
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** The "XP" logo seen in Catholic and Anglican churches is χρ chi ro, the first two letters of Christ. The X is also seen in medieval manuscripts as shorthand.
4th Apr '16 2:42:26 PM CaptEquinox
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** Jesus fan fiction first appears in written form in the 2nd century or so. The [[http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob07.htm Infancy]] [[http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/infancythomas-hock.html Gospels]] are the exact equivalent of [[http://rimes12.tripod.com/comics/superbaby.html Superbaby]].
20th Mar '16 7:10:45 PM TheBigBopper
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* While the Medieval Europeans are usually credited with inventing the fully plate-armored knight, forms of rigid metal armor for the entire body had actually been invented far back in the bronze age. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendra_panoply Dendra panoply]] is a Mycenaean era plate armor dated to about 1500 BC. They didn't invent maille armor either, since it appeared in the Celtic regions of Europe around the beginning of the 4th century BC, and the Romans adopted it as ''lorica hamata''. In fact, the invention of the famous segmented plate ''lorica segmentata'' in the 4th century BC [[https://myarmoury.com/feature_mail.html did not make mail obsolete and was actually outlasted by it]], challenging the preconception that plate armor is self-evidently superior to mail as protection or technologically more advanced. The unique achievement of the Europeans during the 14th and 15th centuries was to create a sophisticated system of plate-on-plate articulation that made it possible for armor to be both closer-fitting and more flexible. This was never the only solution to the problem, however, since Ottoman Siaphis and Japanese Samurai fought with a similar level of protection, the first with plate-and-mail and the second with lamellar or laminar armor.

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* While the Medieval Europeans are usually credited with inventing the fully plate-armored knight, forms of rigid metal armor for the entire body had actually been invented far back in the bronze age. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendra_panoply Dendra panoply]] is a Mycenaean era plate armor dated to about 1500 BC. They didn't invent maille armor either, since it appeared in the Celtic regions of Europe around the beginning of the 4th century BC, and the Romans adopted it as ''lorica hamata''. In fact, the invention of the famous segmented plate ''lorica segmentata'' in the 4th late 1st century BC [[https://myarmoury.com/feature_mail.html did not make mail obsolete and was actually outlasted by it]], challenging the preconception that plate armor is self-evidently superior to mail as protection or technologically more advanced. The unique achievement of the Europeans during the 14th and 15th centuries was to create a sophisticated system of plate-on-plate articulation that made it possible for armor to be both closer-fitting and more flexible. This was never the only solution to the problem, however, since Ottoman Siaphis and Japanese Samurai fought with a similar level of protection, the first with plate-and-mail and the second with lamellar or laminar armor.
20th Mar '16 7:02:44 PM TheBigBopper
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* [[KnightInShiningArmor Cataphracts]] were sporting shiny armor waaay before anyone in Europe had the idea and most certainly [[FollowTheLeader copied it.]]
** Nevermind that the Byzantines copied these from the Persians in the first place.
** Likewise, mail as armour is not a Medieval invention. The Romans knew it as ''lorica hamata''.

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* [[KnightInShiningArmor Cataphracts]] were sporting shiny armor waaay before anyone in Europe had While the idea and most certainly [[FollowTheLeader copied it.]]
** Nevermind that the Byzantines copied these from the Persians in the first place.
** Likewise, mail as armour is not a
Medieval invention. Europeans are usually credited with inventing the fully plate-armored knight, forms of rigid metal armor for the entire body had actually been invented far back in the bronze age. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendra_panoply Dendra panoply]] is a Mycenaean era plate armor dated to about 1500 BC. They didn't invent maille armor either, since it appeared in the Celtic regions of Europe around the beginning of the 4th century BC, and the Romans knew adopted it as ''lorica hamata''.hamata''. In fact, the invention of the famous segmented plate ''lorica segmentata'' in the 4th century BC [[https://myarmoury.com/feature_mail.html did not make mail obsolete and was actually outlasted by it]], challenging the preconception that plate armor is self-evidently superior to mail as protection or technologically more advanced. The unique achievement of the Europeans during the 14th and 15th centuries was to create a sophisticated system of plate-on-plate articulation that made it possible for armor to be both closer-fitting and more flexible. This was never the only solution to the problem, however, since Ottoman Siaphis and Japanese Samurai fought with a similar level of protection, the first with plate-and-mail and the second with lamellar or laminar armor.
** Speaking of the Japanese, when the Europeans brought their form of plate armor to Japan it wasn't the first time they had ever had it. One of the earliest forms of Japanese armor was a type of plate armor called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_armour#/media/File:KofunCuirass.jpg Tanko]], during the Kofun period of the 3rd to 5th centuries. The classic style of lamellar armor actually ''replaced'' the riveted steel plate cuirass in the Middle Ages, and then armor made of larger plates was brought back during the 16th century to make armor easier to maintain and stronger against bullets.
10th Mar '16 7:10:48 PM Ezclee4050
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** A form of representative democracy has been practiced by the Iroquois Confederation since at least the sixteenth century[[note]]Some historians have determined that, if you take the story of the Iroquois uniting on the day of a total solar eclipse literally, it may have began before Columbus, either in 1451 or 1142[[/note]], while a similar system (the Alting) also existed in Iceland since 930 -- though in their original forms, they may have been closer to oligarchies, as they were councils of warrior-elites.

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** A form of representative democracy has been practiced by the Iroquois Confederation since at least the sixteenth century[[note]]Some historians have determined that, if you take the story of the Iroquois uniting on the day of a total solar eclipse literally, it may have even began before Columbus, either in 1451 or 1142[[/note]], while a similar system (the Alting) also existed in Iceland since 930 -- though in their original forms, they may have been closer to oligarchies, as they were councils of warrior-elites.
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