Amazing things about June 30:
» In 2000, the international ping pong authorities decided to spice up the game by increasing the balls in size by 2mm, This, you see, would slow the game down by 14%, making it easier to follow.
» A 1998 survey revealed that only 57% of men knew what colour their hoover was.
» Cher married Gregg Allman in 1975, four days after her divorce from Sonny Bono. They split after a further 10 days.
» Police closed London's Oxford Street in 1989 after a sudden rush of 4,000 fans flocked to get Bobby Brown's autograph.
» Bros were at No.1 this time 15 years ago, with I Owe You Nothing. As it turned out, they actually owed rather a lot of people all sorts of things.
» Tony Hatch, composer of the two best themes in television history (ie Neighbours and Crossroads) is 64 today.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
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