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Did you ever wonder where the tradition of putting two fingers behind someone’s head in a photograph came from?

(François Bunel, “Actors of the Commedia Dell'Arte”, c.1590s)
They represent the horns of the cuckold. The word 'cuckold' derives from the Old French cucuault. The root of this is from cucu ‘cuckoo’, a bird that lays its egg in someone else’s nest. A cuckold is the husband of an adulterous wife. (“The Contented Cuckold”, 1673)
The devil horn gesture beloved by metal heads, is also thought to descend from the cuckold horns. In this image by Frederick van Hulsen from 1628 shows a wife, embraced by her lover, making the sign at her husband.
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This November, millions of Americans’ access to health care is on the line. Each day from #100DaysOut to midterm elections, we’ll share the story of a Little Lobbyist who needs YOU to be a #HealthCareVoter for them. THREAD 0/100
#100DaysOut “Meet our kids and think of them when you vote. Our children deserve that.” @ElenaHung202 bsun.md/2LTlco6

This November, Xiomara's access to health care is #WhatsAtStake. She needs you to be a #HealthCareVoter. 1/100

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#100daysout Timmy would’ve lost his insurance in the NICU if he hadn’t been born just 6 days after the #ACA banned lifetime caps on care. bit.ly/2sAzoJV

Timmy's access to health care is #whatsatstake this November. Be a #HealthCareVoter. 2/100

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