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22nd Jul '16 10:07:08 PM Beatlemania
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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, 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.
15th Jul '16 11:11:26 PM DarkHunter
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* This is actually the case with many modern big companies specializing in modern hardware and software. For example, Nokia is one of the biggest producers of cellphones in the world. It was founded in 1865. Or how about Nintendo? Surely the company that gave us the NES and Mario cannot be all that old? Perhaps from the 1970s? Nope, founded in 1889 as a card game company.

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* This is actually the case with many modern big companies specializing in modern hardware and software. For example, Nokia is Nokia, one of the biggest producers of cellphones in the world. It world, was founded in 1865. Or how about Nintendo? Surely It was originally a pulp mill, and has transformed itself numerous times over the years performing different services.
* Nintendo is mostly known today as a video game company. While video games have certainly been one of their most successful business ventures, they existed a ''long'' time before computers were even invented, as a toy company. The
company that gave us the NES and Mario cannot be all that old? Perhaps from the 1970s? Nope, was founded in 1889 as a card game company.1889, when it produced playing cards, which it still does to this day.
12th Jul '16 6:23:49 PM nombretomado
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* Parts of special relativity were known well before AlbertEinstein's 1905 paper. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_transform Lorentz Transform]] was first derived in 1887 by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woldemar_Voigt Woldemar Voigt]].

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* Parts of special relativity were known well before AlbertEinstein's UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's 1905 paper. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_transform Lorentz Transform]] was first derived in 1887 by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woldemar_Voigt Woldemar Voigt]].
29th Jun '16 3:17:57 PM LadyLegs
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* The use of ''gender'' as a rough synonym for ''sex''[[note]] it actually refers to the ''social construct'', not the biological reality [[/note]] is first recorded in 1955. It just didn't become a feminist buzzword until the 1970s, and a household expression until later than that.

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* The use of ''gender'' as a rough synonym for ''sex''[[note]] it actually refers to the ''social construct'', not the biological reality spectrum [[/note]] is first recorded in 1955. It just didn't become a feminist buzzword separate term in activism and academia until the 1970s, and a household expression until later than that.
24th Jun '16 8:45:06 PM nombretomado
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* The basic idea of a {{Macekre}} predates Carl Macek by over a century-- the earliest translators of Creator/JulesVerne into English were infamous for their numerous misinterpretations of the text when they didn't [[CutAndPasteTranslation rewrite, add, or delete entire scenes]], and often [[DubNameChange changed the names]] and [[WeAllLiveInAmerica nationalities]] of characters willy-nilly.[[note]] Hey, remember that famous {{giant squid}} from Verne's ''Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea''? Yeah...in the original French, it was actually a giant ''octopus''.[[/note]] The translations were so bad that they ruined Verne's reputation as a writer in the English-speaking world for a century, much like how anime has a bad reputation thanks to people like FourKidsEntertainment. See [[http://jv.gilead.org.il/evans/VerneTrans(article).html here]] for more information.

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* The basic idea of a {{Macekre}} predates Carl Macek by over a century-- the earliest translators of Creator/JulesVerne into English were infamous for their numerous misinterpretations of the text when they didn't [[CutAndPasteTranslation rewrite, add, or delete entire scenes]], and often [[DubNameChange changed the names]] and [[WeAllLiveInAmerica nationalities]] of characters willy-nilly.[[note]] Hey, remember that famous {{giant squid}} from Verne's ''Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea''? Yeah...in the original French, it was actually a giant ''octopus''.[[/note]] The translations were so bad that they ruined Verne's reputation as a writer in the English-speaking world for a century, much like how anime has a bad reputation thanks to people like FourKidsEntertainment.Creator/FourKidsEntertainment. See [[http://jv.gilead.org.il/evans/VerneTrans(article).html here]] for more information.
10th Jun '16 4:47:17 PM jormis29
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** Crop circles are often considered a recent occurrence, and in fact many people assume they're all a hoax because two Englishmen admitted to faking a ton of them in the nineties. However, reports of crop circle-like phenomena go back at least to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mowing-Devil Mowing Devil]] in 1678.

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** Crop circles CropCircles are often considered a recent occurrence, and in fact many people assume they're all a hoax because two Englishmen admitted to faking a ton of them in the nineties. However, reports of crop circle-like phenomena go back at least to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mowing-Devil Mowing Devil]] in 1678.
2nd Jun '16 2:21:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ancient Egypt, [[HPLovecraft according to an ancient and significant law]], no one may kill a cat ... or a dog. The punishment was death. Dogs as well as cats were considered sanctified. Other animals were revered and treated well as they were supposed to be embodiments of the gods. It amounts to the fact that the Egyptians invented animal rights laws.

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* In ancient Egypt, [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft according to an ancient and significant law]], no one may kill a cat ... or a dog. The punishment was death. Dogs as well as cats were considered sanctified. Other animals were revered and treated well as they were supposed to be embodiments of the gods. It amounts to the fact that the Egyptians invented animal rights laws.
27th May '16 8:28:45 AM Lightice
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* Speaking of which, garments resembling the modern bikini have been portrayed in ancient Greek illustrations, used by women partaking in sports and other leisurely activities (though not swimming).
16th May '16 1:18:18 PM Market43Fan
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* Similarly; fantasy sports such as fantasy football are often thought to be a phenomenon dating to the [[TheNewMillennium early 2000s]]. Actually, fantasy football dates back to [[TheSixties the early 1960s]], and much of the sports media was aware of it at least dating to [[https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rupOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sBQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1326%2C2017550 1992]].

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* Similarly; fantasy sports such as fantasy football are often thought to be a phenomenon dating to the [[TheNewMillennium [[TurnOfTheMillennium early 2000s]]. Actually, fantasy football dates back to [[TheSixties the early 1960s]], and much of the sports media was aware of it at least dating to [[https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rupOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sBQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1326%2C2017550 1992]].
16th May '16 1:17:03 PM Market43Fan
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* Similarly; fantasy sports such as fantasy football are often thought to be a phenomenon dating to the [[TheNewMillennium early 2000s]]. Actually, fantasy football dates back to [[TheSixties the early 1960s]], and much of the sports media was aware of it at least dating to [[https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rupOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sBQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1326%2C2017550 1992]].
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