- in 1954 - In the US House of Representatives, Republican Representative "Ruth Thompson" of Michigan proposed a bill to ban the mailing or transport of any "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy disc or other article capable of producing sound". With a maximum fine or $5000 or five years' imprisonment. This seems to have been a thinly-veiled attempt to stem the spreading popularity of Rhythm and Blues singles.
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Around 20 000 brands of beer are brewed across the globe in about 180 styles from ales, lagers and pilseners to bitters and iced beers.
Beer has been a popular beverage for a very long time, Babylonian clay tablets show detailed recipes of beer making in 4300 BC. It was also brewed by ancient Chinese, Assyrians and Incas.