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The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

EVERY DAY, brings you a round-up of all the latest news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed.

(Thanks to @DAngland for pointing us in the direction of the Republic of Telly video)

  • RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan has made it clear that she doesn’t think a woman’s place is in the home minding the children, despite being thusly quoted in an article on the RTE website. The article was removed and changed, but not before it became the hot topic for discussion on TV3′s Midday Show today. O’Callaghan called the show to say that “never even in my life – ever” had she said that women belonged at home with the kids.
  • Record companies could soon be able to predict which songs will top the charts by scanning the brains of teenagers as they listen. Researchers at a university in Atlanta have found that playing tunes which later became hits provoked strong brain activity among 12 to 15-year-olds.
  • Have a fear of flying? Then it’s probably best to look away now. The aircraft manufacturer Airbus has unveiled images of its “cabin of the future” which features translucent walls to allow passengers to see through the aircraft. There’s a video if you’re feeling brave.
  • Finally, just when you thought that asking for “no brown M&Ms” or “20 white kittens” (we’re looking at you Van Halen and Mariah Carey) was the height of crazy backstage behaviour, along come Foo Fighters to knock the ball right out of the park. The band has compiled 52 pages of demands for their 2011 tour. However, their rider is more in jest that anything, and includes a colouring book, catering wordsearch and a guide to perfect ice cubes.