Bad Day for debutantes, as a survey conducted to celebrate the centenary of Country Life magazine revealed that debs are not what they used to be. Of the young ladies currently adorning the front cover only 3 per cent have a horse, compared with 50 per cent in the 1930s. They also marry later (at an average age of 27, compared with 22); have children later (30, compared with 23); and 32 per cent have pet fish.
Sticky Day for wallowing, as a circus elephant, which was taken for a swim in a Stockholm canal, got stuck in the mud and had to be lifted out by a crane. "Elephants love the water, and sometimes things like this happen," the circus director Bo Roennberg said.Reuse content