Hair straighteners and suitcases, Andy Murray and Super Mario Brothers, supermarkets and Facebook - these are a few of your favourite things.
Fifers have named the greatest things of the last 30 years – and in an eclectic list the World Wide Web has come out at number one. It’s top of a list that includes unsurprising technological advances, but also features Super Mario Brothers, William and Kate’s wedding, the smoking ban – and wheeled suitcases.
Andy Murray sits alongside Gordon Brown – who’s ahead of Alex Salmond – in the list, while Raith Rovers 1994 Scottish League Cup win comes in at number 24, ahead of Dunfermline reaching the 2004 Scottish Cup Final.
The survey reveals that technology dominates, with the World Wide Web, smartphones, iPods, online shopping, Google, text messaging, email and flat screen TVs named as among the top things from the past 30 years.
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the smoking ban, low cost airlines, supermarkets, and budget hotels all made Fifers’ list of the greatest things of the last 50 years.
Golf made just two entries into the chart - the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and Tiger Woods Grand Slam at the 2000 Open at St Andrews at numbers 38 and 48 respectively.
Very specifically, GHD Straighteners appear in the list while Harry Potter at number 24, is ahead of his creator J K Rowling who enters the chart 20 places lower at 44.
Budget hotel Travelodge was behind the survey, and its spokesman Shakila Ahmed commented: “The last 30 years has seen a huge shift in the way we live our lives with technology in particular changing many things.
“The internet has certainly accelerated the growth of budget travel and made going away a key part of our modern lifestyle. The ease of being able to book online, but also researching where you are visiting and staying has made travelling a much smoother experience than it might have been before the 1980s.”
Your top 50 Greatest Things of the Last 50 years
1. World Wide Web
5. Text messaging
6. Online shopping
9. Andy Murray winning Wimbledon
11. Digital cameras
13. Berlin Wall coming down
14. 1997 referendum and Scotland Act
15. Prince William attends the University of St Andrews
16. Online banking
17. Microsoft Office
18. The Independence Referendum
21. Glasgow Commonwealth Games
22. Super Mario Brothers
23. Digital TV
24. Harry Potter
25. Sir Chris Hoy and his six golds
26. Budget airlines
27. Raith Rovers win the Scottish League Cup in 1994
28. Gordon Brown
30. Satellite navigation
31. Budget supermarkets
32. William & Kate’s wedding
33. The Smoking ban
34. Budget hotels
35. Sony Playstation
36. Dunfermline reach the 2004 Scottish Cup Final
38. 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
39. Alex Salmond
41. 2012 Olympics
42. Sunday opening hours
43. GHD Straighteners
44. JK Rowling
45. Online check-in
46. Price comparison websites
47. Tablet computers
48. 2000 British Open at St Andrew (Tiger Woods completes Grand Slam)
49. The Millennium
50. Usain Bolt