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Madchester: Clubbers on the main stage at the Hacienda Club in 1989

The Madchester scene - in pictures

No maidens were involved in the naming of this station (Credit: Alamy)

How Tube stations got their unusual names

No maidens were involved in the naming of this station (Credit: Alamy)

After the whale shark, the basking shark is the second largest living fish, and can grow up to 32 feet long. These sharks are often mistaken for plesiosaurs, a group of long-necked, predatory marine reptiles that lived at the time of the dinosaurs

After the whale shark, the basking shark is the second largest living fish, and can grow up to 32 feet long. These sharks are often mistaken for plesiosaurs, a group of long-necked, predatory marine reptiles that lived at the time of the dinosaurs

The Alamo Cenotaph, The lead riders in a Veterans Day parade in San Antonio move past the Alamo Cenotaph, decorated on the side by sculptures of the Alamo defenders and on the front by a figure called "the Spirit of Sacrifice." Credit: James Southers/Alamy

The Alamo Cenotaph, The lead riders in a Veterans Day parade in San Antonio move past the Alamo Cenotaph, decorated on the side by sculptures of the Alamo defenders and on the front by a figure called "the Spirit of Sacrifice." Credit: James Southers/Alamy

1952, Film Title: High Noon, Director: Fred Zinnemann, Studio: Ua Stock Photo, Royalty Free Image: 90131860 - Alamy

1952, Film Title: High Noon, Director: Fred Zinnemann, Studio: Ua Stock Photo, Royalty Free Image: 90131860 - Alamy

Illustrations: The Blue Caterpillar, from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

Writers' favourite classic book illustrations - in pictures

Laurie Lee's childhood homes, Rosebank, Slad, Gloucestershire. Credit: cotswolds Photo Library/Alamy

Laurie Lee's childhood homes, Rosebank, Slad, Gloucestershire. Credit: cotswolds Photo Library/Alamy

"Lord Krishna in the Golden City" (Credit: Heritage Image Partnership/Alamy Stock Photo)

The Atlantis-style myths that turned out to be true

"Lord Krishna in the Golden City" (Credit: Heritage Image Partnership/Alamy Stock Photo)

Women window cleaners working in Nottingham during the first world war, in 1917.

Women war workers - in pictures

Whatever happened to Generation X? Where has it been, that lost generation of people now aged between 35 and 55, first identified back in 1991 by author Douglas Coupland?    A raver at Cream in Liverpool, 1996 (Credit: Alamy)

Whatever happened to Generation X?

Whatever happened to Generation X? Where has it been, that lost generation of people now aged between 35 and 55, first identified back in 1991 by author Douglas Coupland? A raver at Cream in Liverpool, 1996 (Credit: Alamy)

(80) #WorldPoetryDay hashtag on Twitter

(80) #WorldPoetryDay hashtag on Twitter

Lagaan (2001) (Credit: Credit: Alamy)

We asked readers to choose 9 more great 21st Century films

Lagaan (2001) (Credit: Credit: Alamy)

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The invention of ‘heterosexuality’

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Download this stock image: DEAN MARTIN JERRY LEWIS.(Credit Image: © Smp/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com) - ca31dc from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

Download this stock image: DEAN MARTIN JERRY LEWIS.(Credit Image: © Smp/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com) - ca31dc from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

(Credit: © Photo Researchers / Alamy) Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities: 10. Theodor Geisel - $9.5m (Theodor Geisel was responsible for some of the quirkiest and best-loved cartoon characters and children's book heroes. The artist and author published his works under the title of Dr.Seuss with some of his most famous creations including The Lorax, The Grinch and The Cat in the Hat still netting him money to this day.)

(Credit: © Photo Researchers / Alamy) Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities: 10. Theodor Geisel - $9.5m (Theodor Geisel was responsible for some of the quirkiest and best-loved cartoon characters and children's book heroes. The artist and author published his works under the title of Dr.Seuss with some of his most famous creations including The Lorax, The Grinch and The Cat in the Hat still netting him money to this day.)