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TIL the original candidate for DC Comics’ first headlining black superhero was Black Bomber, a white racist who turned into a black superhero under stress. He was described by historian Don Markstein as "an insult to practically everybody with any point of view at all."

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TIL the original candidate for DC Comics’ first headlining black superhero was Black Bomber, a white racist who turned into a black superhero under stress. He was described by historian Don Markstein as "an insult to practically everybody with any

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What happens if a presidential candidate in the US gets assasinated druring the election? Does the other candidate automatically win, or does maybe the victims party vote on a candidate to replace him?

What happens if a presidential candidate in the US gets assasinated druring the election? Does the other candidate automatically win, or does maybe the victims party vote on a candidate to replace him? Or does something else happen? submitted by

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TIL Maya Lin, designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC, faced harassment based on her ethnicity after her design was picked, including presidential candidate Ross Perot calling her an “egg roll”.

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TIL Maya Lin, designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC, faced harassment based on her ethnicity after her design was picked, including presidential candidate Ross Perot calling her an “egg roll”. submitted by NicheBarDon [link] [773 comments] Source: top

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TIL the Nobel Committee declined to award the Nobel Peace Prize in 1948 because “there was no suitable living candidate.” This was meant as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated earlier that year without receiving the Prize.

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TIL the Nobel Committee declined to award the Nobel Peace Prize in 1948 because “there was no suitable living candidate.” This was meant as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated earlier that year without receiving the Prize. submitted by

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TIL in 2003, instead of regular interviews, a magazine gave every San Francisco mayoral candidate the replicant test from Blade Runner

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TIL in 2003, instead of regular interviews, a magazine gave every San Francisco mayoral candidate the replicant test from Blade Runner submitted by GhostofAlyeska [link] [293 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL one of the Popes was a 100% accident. In the Middle Ages, cardinals would often vote for a random candidate on the first papal ballot in order to see how the other cardinals were leaning, but in 1334 this backfired when they all voted for the same person: the very surprised Pope Benedict XII.

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TIL one of the Popes was a 100% accident. In the Middle Ages, cardinals would often vote for a random candidate on the first papal ballot in order to see how the other cardinals were leaning, but in 1334 this

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YSK about these websites to find your polling place and view candidate information

YSK about these websites to find your polling place and view candidate information There are more good resources, but I found yourfuckingpollingplace.com to be a great tool to learn about my polling place and basic electoral information. Additionally,ivoters.com was very

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TIL that the term “devil’s advocate” was originally the church official appointed to argue against a candidate for sainthood

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TIL that the term “devil’s advocate” was originally the church official appointed to argue against a candidate for sainthood submitted by HappyCrona [link] [329 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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Since the beginning of smear campaigns in politics, has there been a presidential candidate who has not attacked his opponent?

Since the beginning of smear campaigns in politics, has there been a presidential candidate who has not attacked his opponent? submitted by thebakedturtle [link] [4 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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YSK which candidate best represents your political views.

YSK which candidate best represents your political views. Enter your address and answer a few questions to find the candidate that you should vote for here http://votesmart.org/voteeasy/ submitted by curmudge_john [link] [5 comments] Source: You Should Know

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