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Why weren't people wearing hats in 1967? | RetroFocus

A long-established hat store in Melbourne was struggling in 1967 as men’s fashion began to shift and hats were on the out. The owner, Mr Jenkins, introduced an ABC reporter to the ‘swinging’ new styles being imported from London to encourage young men to wear more hats. Subscribe: Read more …

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Reporter run over by hovercraft in 1969 | RetroFocus

It was claimed in 1969 that only one person had ever been run over by a hovercraft, a Swedish cyclist who was relatively unscathed after the accident. In this report, Peter Couchman volunteers to become the first person intentionally run over by one. Couchman filed this report on hovercraft – …

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