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Did You Know ... March 14, 2017

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know ... March 14, 2017

Did You Know ... A 58-year-old woman who broke a tooth on a 'rock-hard ciabatta' in Centra, Fairview, Dublin has been awarded €17,470 in the Circuit Civil Court? Bernadette Moore cracked her upper left pre-molar attempting to bite the ciabatta sandwich.

Did You Know ... Tesco shoppers in Castlebar got a surprise when an otter appeared in the supermarket? The otter is thought to have come from nearby Lough Lannagh, and ran around the store before a local resident managed to take it outside.

Did You Know ... The proportion of female directors in startup companies has declined in the past five years? According to a study by credit risk analyst Vision-Net, women made up 26.6% of startup directors in 2016. This compares to 34.5% in 2011.

Did You Know ... Push-button coffee machines turn a tidy profit for their owners? According to the RTÉ series What Are You Eating, some machines bring in as much as €1 million a year in busy service stations.

Did You Know ... Northern Irish motorists are estimated to contribute €230 million to the Exchequer in the south? A major new study found that Northern Irish citizens cross the border to avail of cheaper fuel prices, and may add as much as 7% to all fuel consumption tax receipts.

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