Questions tagged [popular-culture]

Questions related to the history of a societal set of practices, beliefs, art forms or and/or objects that are popular in a society for only a given period of time, often viewed as trivial in nature.

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What was the early understanding of static electricity shocks?

What was the common understanding of electric shocks caused by static electricity in the ancient world and middle ages? I'm talking about the shock when you touch something on a dry day for example. ...
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Where and how did pinky promises / swear originate?

So I found this article around it, but does not mentioned references and not sure if its comprehensive. The pinky-promise, more serious than we thought Posted by Camayak plug-in | Nov 4, 2015 | ...