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In 2002, Nathan 'Hopey' Hope, an Australian, posted a question on the science web forum of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He had injured his lip, received stitches for it, so wanted to know whether he could lick his dry lips without undue side-effects. During the conversation, he attached a photo and apologised for the "focus" on a "(electrical) powerpoint over [his] shoulder".

Eleven years later, namely in November 2013, this conversation was pulled out by web-detectives as perhaps the earliest instance of what headline-hogging egotist?

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This day last year: Q.789

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