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Did You Know? ... 9 July, 2019

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Did You Know? ... 9 July, 2019

Did you know ... Supermac’s will stock a ruler that was made by a group of students from Adare? According to Limerick Leader, six students entered their ruler at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition to receive recognition of its design and efforts to market the ruler. The ruler featured all nine current and former presidents of the Republic of Ireland. Supermac’s owner Pat McDonagh saw the ruler and decided to stock the ruler at his retail outlets.

Did you know ... An individual will get paid to eat cookies? Her Ireland reported Maryland Cookies is looking for an official cookie taster. The taste tester would share their thoughts on all of Maryland’s cookies — including those that are not on the shelf. Additionally, the person could create their own flavor. The taste tester will be paid €350 and can also bring a friend.

Did you know … coffee could help fight obesity? A team of scientists at University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine discovered coffee can stimulate the brown adipose tissue, according to Her Ireland. This fat burns calories to help generate body heat, and thus can help lower individual’s body mass index (BMI).

Did you know … the show Stranger Things inspired new dishes at a Dublin restaurant? The third season of the show premieres on 4 July, so Dublin's Brother Hubbard and Deliveroo came together to serve a limited edition menu to coincide with the launch of the third season, according to Her Ireland. The menu features a gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a dark waffle with buttermilk fried chicken. People can order the dishes on the Deliveroo app or website for one week — except for Sunday and Monday — beginning on the evening of 4 July. They cost €11.00 each.

Did you know … about half of Irish festival-goers said they are more likely to purchase from venders that do not sell single-use plastic? Extra Ireland referenced a study conducted by Musgrave MarketPlace that said about 80% of the respondents care about purchasing from eco-friendly vendors. About 62% said they will look for venders who are known to be environmentally-friendly at future festivals they attend.


Did you know … Kellogg’s is partnering with Seven Brothers Brewery to create a beer? In the limited line of craft beers, the main ingredient is cereal, according to Extra Ireland. Cereal that was unsuitable for sale is recycled and can be used to replace some ingredients used to make the beer. However, the beer is only available in the UK.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Libby Seline. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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