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BELAY there! Today, I want to have a serious word with you about trivia. For it is now time to get really cracking with my ultimate millennial list, Captain Moonlight's Triumphs of The Millennium, a celebration of innovations that have had a major minor effect on the quality of all our lives. It will be a list building inexorably, interestingly and excitingly to a comprehensively remarkable conclusion in the heady days ahead. I am even offering that ultimate yet discreet black and silver enamel-effect symbol of discernment and exclusivity, the Moonlight Badge, for assistance in its compilation. Here follow the first 10: 1) The toothbrush (1498). 2) The collapsible silk opera hat (1832). 3) Hanging, drawing and quartering (1241). 4) Margarine (1869). 5) Logarithms (1614). 6) Bread and butter pudding (c1700). 7) The Venetian blind (1769) . 8) Robinson's Barley Water (1823). 9) The indoor swimming pool (1742). 10) The vaulting horse (1761). Just try to imagine life without any of that lot, then, fired, send me your suggestions. And remember, it's not every day you get a chance to participate in history. Or, for that matter, to get a Moonlight Badge. Next!

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