Amazing things about Monday, Dec 8:
» That dirty, filthy, sordid habit of pregnancy was acknowledged for the first time on television, on the still-chucklesome I Love Lucy show.
» A New Jersey woman was taken to casualty after accidently sealing her eyelid shut by squeezing superglue in her eye instead of eye drops. And the broken vase she fixed the night before wouldn't hold together either, we presume.
» NBC announced that the last episode of Cheers would be aired in May 1993. And then every other bloody night for the next 20 years.
» The largest pizza ever made was baked at Norwood Hypermarket in Norwood, South Africa, measuring 1,122ft across. Now that's just silly.
» Three years ago it emerged that a Romanian shepherdess was refusing to shave off her beard and moustache because they kept her warm.
» On the button as always, Cliff Richard supposedly claimed in 1999 that he was more successful than the Beatles and probably the most successful artist in Britain for the millennium.
» Happy birthday to Kim Basinger (50), and Lois Lane actress Teri Hatcher (39).
» Festive fact: Turkeys can fly at up to 50mph. But they're a lot more docile when they've got sage and onion stuffed up their backsides.
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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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