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6th Jan '17 11:29:50 AM Omeganian
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* Many would say that copper/nickel coins were first minted in the 19th century. True... unless you count the three Bactrian kings who minted them two thousand years earlier (most likely out of Chinese metal... these guys knew how to produce it a thousand and a half years earlier still).
2nd Jan '17 11:28:38 AM Twentington
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* Supercenter stores (discount department store/supermarket combinations). Although UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} started opening Supercenters in 1990 (after a false start in 1987), the concept actually dates back to Meijer in 1962 (incidentally, the same year that the first Walmart, UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}}, Target and [[FollowTheLeader many competitors thereof]] opened). Kmart also had a variant of the idea, in that many of their early stores were paired with "Kmart Foods" supermarkets, although unlike modern supercenters, the grocery and department store sections were not connected. Also, Red Owl Supermarkets in the Upper Midwest operated "Red Owl Family Centers" for a short time in the 1970s, which were combinations of a supermarket, discount store, and pharmacy.

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* Supercenter stores (discount department store/supermarket combinations). Although UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} started opening Supercenters in 1990 (after a false start in 1987), the concept actually dates back to Meijer in 1962 (incidentally, the same year that the first Walmart, UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}}, Target and [[FollowTheLeader many competitors thereof]] opened). Kmart also had a variant of the idea, in that many of their early Many discount stores in TheSeventies were paired often built adjacent to supermarkets (most notably with "Kmart Foods" supermarkets, although Kmart and its short-lived Kmart Foods division), but unlike modern supercenters, the discount and grocery and department store sections sides were not typically connected. Also, One exception was Red Owl Supermarkets in the Upper Midwest operated "Red Owl Family Centers" for a short time Centers in the 1970s, upper Midwest, which were combinations of combined a supermarket, grocery store, discount store, and pharmacy.pharmacy under one roof.
2nd Jan '17 11:13:35 AM Twentington
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* Pizza Hut was founded in 1958. In ''Kansas''.

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* Pizza Hut was founded in 1958. In ''Kansas''.


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* The concept of a kids' meal with a toy in it was introduced not by [=McDonald's=] Happy Meals, but rather by Burger Chef's "Funmeal" a few years prior.
28th Dec '16 5:14:13 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Pancakes and marshmallows have been dated to ancient Egypt. Pancakes have remained mostly unchanged over the thousands of years, though marshmallows at the time were made out of the roots of the eponymous marsh mallow plant, which grew along the Nile, and were irregularly shaped.
20th Dec '16 3:43:43 PM Market43Fan
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* Many sports fans think [[TropeCoTropeOfTheWeek stadium sponsorship deals]] are a relatively-recent (since about UsefulNotes/TheNineties) development where corporations shell out mega dollars to have their name on a sports venue. The [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball Chicago Cubs]]' "Wrigley Field" is perhaps the earliest example, with its name (owing to both the Wrigley Company and owner William Wrigley Jr.) changing in [[UsefulNotes/TheRoaringTwenties 1927]].
** In the case of the old Sportsman's Park in [[UsefulNotes/StLouis St. Louis]] being sold to Anheuser-Busch president August Busch Jr. (who had just acquired the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team after its previous owner was convicted of [[IntimidatingRevenueService tax evasion]]) in 1953 set up a strange string of events. Busch originally wanted to name it ''[[https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Qmg1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=xCMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3602%2C4272766 Budweiser]]'' Stadium before it was vetoed by MLB Commissioner Ford Frick due to [[SlaveToPR public-relations worries]] over a stadium having a beer brand on the stadium. Busch's solution: Name the stadium after [[LoopholeAbuse himself]]...then soon afterwards launch a new beer brand known as ''Busch'' Bavarian Beer[[note]]later shortened to simply Busch beer[[/note]]
15th Dec '16 9:20:45 AM Allronix
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** Fanfic in the ''modern'' sense (taking a published author's creation and having an organized fandom around it with amateur publications, use of WordOfGod, and the author well aware of the fandom) dates back to at least Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars putting out letterzines, unauthorized sequels, and so forth. For television, StarTrekTheOriginalSeries originated and refined a lot of the tropes and process, but the zines and fanfic for ''Series/TheManFromUncle'' predate the ''Enterprise'' by at least two years.
29th Nov '16 10:56:17 AM Mhazard
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* The earliest concept of Hydrologic Cycle (or Water Cycle) can date back to between 7 to 2 BCE, as mentioned in a verse from ''Literature/BookOfJob'', it's also found in ''Literature/BookOfEcclesiastes''.
-->"For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof; Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly"
-->"All the rivers flow into the sea, Yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, There they flow again."
3rd Nov '16 9:17:03 AM Omeganian
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* ThisVeryWiki onc3 listed the ConsultingAConvictedKiller trope as a very new trope which [[UrExample originated]] with Franchise/HannibalLecter. It's definitely the TropeMaker, but there are a number of much older folk tales using it.

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* ThisVeryWiki onc3 Wiki/ThisVeryWiki once listed the ConsultingAConvictedKiller trope as a very quite new trope which [[UrExample originated]] with Franchise/HannibalLecter. It's definitely the TropeMaker, but there are a number of much older folk tales using it.
3rd Nov '16 4:53:57 AM Omeganian
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* ThisVeryWiki onc3 listed the ConsultingAConvictedKiller trope as a very new trope which [[UrExample originated]] with Franchise/HannibalLecter. It's definitely the TropeMaker, but there are a number of much older folk tales using it.
1st Nov '16 2:33:42 PM CaptEquinox
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* Also founded in 1955 was the Peoples ''[sic]'' Temple Full Gospel Church, a theologically and politically liberal Methodist offshoot congregation and the first racially integrated church in the history of Indianapolis, Indiana. It later relocated to northern California and then to the South American country of Guyana, where in 1978 its pastor, Jim Jones, ordered the murder of several TV journalists and then had his followers commit mass suicide by drinking poisoned fruit punch - [[NeverLiveItDown the only thing for which the church is still remembered]].

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* Also founded in 1955 was the Peoples ''[sic]'' Temple Full Gospel Church, a theologically and politically liberal Methodist Methodist/First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offshoot congregation and the first racially integrated church in the history of Indianapolis, Indiana. It later relocated to northern California and then to the South American country of Guyana, where in 1978 its pastor, Jim Jones, ordered the murder of several TV journalists and then had his followers commit mass suicide by drinking poisoned fruit punch - [[NeverLiveItDown the only thing for which the church is still remembered]].
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