Amazing things about January 9:
» A bill to outlaw flirting was unveiled in New York in 1902.
» The Russian secret service released a CD in 2001 to celebrate 80 years of skulking around. Tracks included Completing A Task and Here Goes Your Friend Off On A Mission. The hidden track at the end was Tell Us What You Know Or We Will Put The Electrode There.
» A Thai film star held a three day funeral in 2001 – for a water buffalo which featured in one of his most successful films
» Big Brother contestant Paul Clarke finally admitted defeat and returned to his old job as a car designer in 2002.
» Adam Ant turned down a part in The Pirates Of Penzance in 1982, explaining that he had "done the pirate thing already".
» Lack of time – and, more pertinently, lack of interest – prevent us from bringing you a lowculture Fact Frenzy to celebrate Haddaway's 39th birthday, so you will just have to find your own way of celebrating the momentous day. Sorry.
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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.
We might not be Marxists, but we do know we loved Footballers Wives. If you do too, you'll know what this is all about.