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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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TIL of ‘euphemism treadmill’ a process in which a correct term is eventually perceived as an insult. For example, mental retardation which replaced a term deemed as offensive, is now viewed as politically incorrect and has been replaced by intellectual disabilities.

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TIL of ‘euphemism treadmill’ a process in which a correct term is eventually perceived as an insult. For example, mental retardation which replaced a term deemed as offensive, is now viewed as politically incorrect and has been replaced by intellectual

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TIL the word “dude” was first used in the late 1800s as an insult towards young men who were overly concerned with keeping up with the latest fashions

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TIL the word “dude” was first used in the late 1800s as an insult towards young men who were overly concerned with keeping up with the latest fashions submitted by Schmetty [link] [783 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL that the concept of the “rap battle” has existed since the 5th century, where poets would engage in “flyting,” a spoken word event where poets would insult one another in verse. The Norse god Loki is noted as having insulted other gods in verse.

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TIL that the concept of the “rap battle” has existed since the 5th century, where poets would engage in “flyting,” a spoken word event where poets would insult one another in verse. The Norse god Loki is noted as having

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TIL when Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the all-black 54th Regiment during the American Civil War, died at Fort Wagner, he was stripped and buried with his men as an insult. His father, however, proclaimed that he was proud to know that his son rests with his brave and devoted soldiers.

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TIL when Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the all-black 54th Regiment during the American Civil War, died at Fort Wagner, he was stripped and buried with his men as an insult. His father, however, proclaimed that he was proud

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TIL when Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the all-black 54th Regiment during the American Civil War, died at Fort Wagner, he was stripped and buried with his men as an insult. His father, however, proclaimed that he was proud to know that he rests with his brave and devoted soldiers.

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TIL when Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the all-black 54th Regiment during the American Civil War, died at Fort Wagner, he was stripped and buried with his men as an insult. His father, however, proclaimed that he was proud

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TIL women were not the first choice as telephone operators. Prior to September 1, 1878, when a woman named Emma Nutt became the first female operator, boys were the preferred choice. It soon became apparent, however, that boys would insult, curse at, and prank the customers.

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TIL women were not the first choice as telephone operators. Prior to September 1, 1878, when a woman named Emma Nutt became the first female operator, boys were the preferred choice. It soon became apparent, however, that boys would insult,

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