20 Annoying 'Modern' Trends That Are Older Than You Think

We like to think that the modern day annoyances we have to suffer through are exclusive only to us. But, thanks to a little digging from our readers, it turns out that the type of crap we have put up with has been around for centuries. $200 went to the reader who dug the deepest ...

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Ever notice the trend in Comics that depicts a hero holding a fallen comrade? Superman held Supergirl after she died. Cyclops held Jean Grey after she

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