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Whether you were travelling in the Mystery Machine with Scooby-Doo and crew, or just pulling bongs in the back of a Dodge Econoline airbrushed with…

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The Daleks were the arch-enemies of the Doctor in the hugely popular BBC television series Doctor Who. They were created by writer Terry Nation and…

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In 1976, there were an estimated 10,000 discos open in the US, as opposed to only 1,500 in 1974. Before Saturday Night Fever (1977), disco was very…

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The increase in available leisure time in the 1960s (the average working week reduced by nearly 10 hours a week post-WWII) afforded greater freedom. One…

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The series of oil-on-canvas paintings universally known as “Dogs Playing Poker” was created by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (1844 – 1934), Like Michelangelo’s “David”, Da Vinci’s…

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On 7 June 1933, the world’s first drive-in movie theatre was opened in Camden, New Jersey, USA, by Richard Hollingshead Jr. Hollingshead patented a ramp system…

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It is generally believed that the first widespread, illegal use of drugs in the UK started with the extensive immigration of West Indians into Britain…

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There was a really jolly period during the 70s before everyone figured out how bad drugs really were for you and got all 12-step and…

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ECSTASY ‘Ecstasy’ was the street name given to methylenedioxymethamphetamine – MDMA for short – which was formulated by the German company Merck in 1914 as…

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Evel Knievel always insisted reports suggesting every bone in his body had been broken during his career were an exaggeration. But, in the 20 years that…

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Newton’s Balls (pictured at right) were the first widespread executive toys. These were a series of chrome ball-bearings suspended from a metal frame, which could…

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Originally produced in one room under the Smash Hits offices in Carnaby Street, The Face was first launched in May 1980 in London by Nick Logan,…

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Ferrah Leni Fawcett was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1947.   While studying at the University of Texas at Austin she was named one of…

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Although synonymous with all those 1980s cliches of power-dressing, double-breasted suits and big hair, the Filofax has actually been around since 1921, and its template…

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The Australian music magazine Go-Set was launched in February 1966 by Phillip Frazer, a quietly spoken, blonde 19-year-old who had previously edited the Monash University…

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Trading stamps originated in the United States as far back as 1896 and were sold to retailers who then issued them to their customers. The…

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Once upon a time, there were girls (and occasionally guys) who took pride in the mere act of bedding rock stars. Some of them even…

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