Amazing things about Monday, December 15:
» It was claimed that Europe's whales were facing extinction because they were going deaf. Cries of "fancy a shag?" by the lady whales were obviously being ignored.
» A South Korean man returned to North Korea for the first time in nearly 50 years - to see his wife. 82-year-old Choi Ik-Soo hadn't been home since 1953. We bet his dinner was ruined.
» Spice World The Movie premiered at the Empire in Leicester Square on this day in 1997. Having been one of only four people to see one showing at a local cinema, we can imagine it was a glittering affair.
» Happy birthday to: Miami Vice star Don Johnson (54), one time moustached Coronation Street mechanic Michael Le Vell (39), and B*Witched twins Edele and Keavy Lynch (24).
» Festive fact: It was once reckoned only virgins could kiss under the mistletoe.
» Pantomime of the moment: Cinderella at Bridlington's Spa Theatre. The show runs until January 4, but we don't know if there are any celebrities of note in this one.
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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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