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Did You Know? ... 24 June, 2019

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Did You Know? ... 24 June, 2019

Did you know … people who drink gin can be seen as more attractive? Evoke Ireland referenced a study published in BMJ Journals, which said different types of alcohol each affect an individual’s emotions and behaviour differently. Gin drinkers in the study were more energetic and confident. However, they also could be aggressive at times.

Did you know … a wizard and witches-themed bar is expanding to Dublin? The Cauldron Dublin will open be at The Liquor Rooms at 5 Wellington Quay for three months starting in July, according to Joe Ireland. The facility hosts a one hour and 45-minute class. Guests will receive a robe and a magic wand before the class, and the classes with include three drinks.

Did you know … there is an easy way to peel garlic? According to Her Ireland, a video on Twitter showed users how to remove garlic cloves by pushing a knife into a clove, twisting the knife and then removing the skinless clove. The video was retweeted over 117,000 times, and many viewers were amazed at this technique to remove the garlic cloves.

Did you know … the KFCs in Ireland started to serve mash potatoes? The food is a side dish option now, according to Her Ireland. It has 110 calories in it, which is less than the amount of calories in the restaurant’s regular fries.

Did you know … Nestlé is launching a llama edition of Smarties? The limited edition packs will feature pink, yellow, red and purple smarties, according to a statement. They will be sold in the Smarties single format hexagonal tubes and will be available in four different llama-related bag designs at Supervalu and Centra.


Did you know …  chocolate can calm coughs? Founding member of the International Society for the Study of Cough Alyn Morice wrote an article for Daily Mail that said the ROCOCO study proved cough medicine that contained cocoa soothed coughs within two days. Morice believes the cocoa in combination with other ingredients in the linctus forms a coating that protects the nerve endings, thus preventing the urge to cough.

© 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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