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Quiz: How well do you remember these silly season stories?

“This is newsworthy?”

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IT’S THE HEIGHT of summer, which means the Dáil is on recess and silly season is upon us.

Forget Brexit, Swing-Gate and the National Children’s Hospital – seagulls, hairy babies and animals on surfboards are having their day in the sun.

Test your knowledge of some of the best silly season stories in years gone by…

In August 2017, RTÉ ran a report about an Irish J1 student working in Chicago after she tweeted saying she did not recognise WHICH Irish figure when they walked into her restaurant?
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Anne Doyle
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Leo Varadkar

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Michael D Higgins
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Enda Kenny
In 2003, a Belfast theatre group made headlines on the BBC after it broke the world record for fitting fourteen people into WHAT as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. .
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A Mini Cooper
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A telephone box

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A co-living space
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A bathroom stall
In August 2015, the Huffington Post UK reported that a bow tie-wearing duck was injured in a drunken pub brawl with WHAT in Devon?
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A local dog
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A local cat

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The Mirror Chicken
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A fellow bow tie-wearing duck
The Sun's front page back in August 2005 reported that a group of scientists discovered an image of Richard Wilson - who played Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave - in WHAT?
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Toast
Stars

The underbelly of a cat
None of the above, I don't believe it.
The shock split of WHICH two puppets made global headlines in 2015?
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Bert and Ernie
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Punch and Judy

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Kermit and Miss Piggy
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Molly and Rossa Morbeg
A giant inflatable WHAT flew loose of its restraints and tumbled onto the Old Swords Road in Dublin back in 2015, subsequently making headlines around the world?
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Bouncy Castle
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Minion

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Baby Trump
Irish and British media covered Nestlé's announcement that it would be removing WHAT ingredient from its Walnut Whips in the summer of 2017?
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Walnuts
Chocolate

Vanilla fondant
Whips
In August 2016, a series of sightings of WHAT in the US sparked a phenomenon that spread to other countries around the world?
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Creepy clowns
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Donald and Hillary on the campaign trail

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Aliens
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Bigfoot
Seagulls - a regular fixture of silly season - stole WHAT out of the hand of a woman in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin? The Irish Independent ran this in 2015.
Her ice-cream
Her wig

Her patience with the media
Her phone
The "psychotic rampage" of some Welsh sheep received coverage in the Daily Mail, Telegraph, Mirror and USA Today in 2016. What are the sheep thought to have ingested?
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LSD
Cannabis

Heroin
Brains
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Top Dog!
Spot on!
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You scored out of !
Clever Cat!
Almost purrfect
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Fintastic!
Flippin' good!
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What are ewe doing!?
Baaaa here, bleat it out
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You scored out of !
Turtley Awful!
A shell of a bad effort
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