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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 8 December, 2019
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The Evening Fix... now with added Gangnam Style

Here’s the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Visitors view the Iveagh Trust ‘museum flat’ in Dublin, which was opened to the public as part of the Open House events today. The flat was preserved as a museum piece in 2002 after the death of its last tenant, Nellie Molloy, at the age of 95. She had lived there all her life. (Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.

THINGS WE LEARNED

#MURDER: Police in Wales investigating the disappearance of 5-year-old April Jones have charged Mark Bridger with murder, child abduction, and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

#HEROIN: The HSE has warned drug users in Cork to be careful after two people died and eight others were hospitalised due to a suspected batch of extremely strong heroin.

#VATILEAKS: Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing secret documents from the Vatican.

#MICK WALLACE: Joe Higgins has denied claims by Mick Wallace that the Wexford TD had told him about his tax problems months before the story hit the headlines.

#REILLY: A group of grassroots Labour members will meet this week to discuss how to bring about the resignation of Minister for Health James Reilly. A spokesperson for the group said: “If [Reilly] will not go, he must be forced out by the Labour Party”.

#ABORTION: The Catholic Church will launch its new anti-abortion campaign across the country tomorrow.

THINGS WE LOVED

  • This is the geekiest and best thing we saw today: the New York Times Magazine has this short piece about who invented the Escape key on keyboards.
  • John from our technical team (hi John!) spotted this in the Metro Café in Dublin’s city centre today – because teasing Apple about the epic failure of its Maps app still hasn’t gotten old:

  • We liked this from Cracked.com: 6 Movie Mysteries the Characters Should’ve Solved Way Sooner. (Needless to say, major spoilerage abounds).
  • It’s pretty much impossible to escape Gangnam Style – no matter how much you try. Here’s thousands of people performing the dance on the streets of Seoul in South Korea today:

(Photos: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

THINGS WE SHARED


(Video: eebtek/YouTube)

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