It would have been easy for censors to just ban the racist epithet during the classical era of film. Here's why it didn't happen.
The measure of thermal energy expended by exercise was adapted from the study of explosives and engines.
Some 19th-century naturalists believed that bugs could think and should therefore definitely know that biting is out of line.
The royal houses of Europe felt that it would be good for their sons to learn a manual trade. Artisans taught nobles to carve ivory on a lathe.
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With BPA gone from many plastic products, researchers are concerned about other environmental chemicals, which might cause reproductive harm.
Some African American soldiers of the conflict thought fighting against fellow people of color was unjust.
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Which words are considered taboo varies by place and time, scholars find.