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Mar
19
comment Gender Color Association: When did boys become blue and girls pink?
@T.E.D. That is a myth. Homer was a poet, of course he likened the colour of things to other objects, it doesn't mean that they were colourblind! The people in your link were jumping to the wrong conclusions. It is only the word blue that is new, in greek and roman it was cyan. And in greek art the sky is background colour ie. transparent while the sea is blue, if anything that shows their enlightened understanding, over other civilisations, that the sky is made of air.
Mar
19
comment Gender Color Association: When did boys become blue and girls pink?
@T.E.D. i think you'll find the sky was blue before recent times.
Mar
19
comment When did challenging to a duel cease to be a practice in English culture?
Although hang around a bar and you'll still see guys fighting over a women. :)
Jan
6
comment Did a capital ship ever hit anything with a torpedo?
One point which hasn't been covered yet. Did that armament work as a deterrent preventing tactics that otherwise might have been used by the enemy. eg. preventing smaller ships with less range on their guns coming in closer and/or using torpedos.
Jan
1
comment What's the historical origin of drinking champagne on New Year's Eve?
key point here is that champagne is drunk at any special occasion, not NYE in particular.
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Mar
21
comment Why were the people from the Southeast in the US so different from the rest of the US?
Why are the east and west coast so different and divided? The answer to both is that this is merely a perception and real differences don't fit so neatly into regions.