8 Modern Fads That Are
Waaay Older Than You

Flipping The Bird

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In ancient Greece, a playwright by the name of Aristophanes made a joke of comparing the middle finger to a penis. Eventually, flipping someone off became a means of insulting and humiliating someone. This fad vanished around the Middle Ages. But by the 19th century, it resurfaced when baseball player Charles Radbourn stuck his middle finger out during a photo shoot.

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