Anorak News | Thirst Is The Mother Of Invention

Thirst Is The Mother Of Invention

by | 10th, November 2003

‘IT is mid-November and at last we have spotted our first ‘Christmas is cancelled’ story of the season.

‘I’m on the Anorak’

And it comes courtesy of the Sun, which warns that Britain is facing a Christmas tree shortage after the summer heatwave destroyed the crop.

“Growers have lost a third of their crop – and they warn that the trees they do have available will be expensive and may be of poor quality,” the paper says.

In other words, quintessentially British.

However, the shortage of Christmas trees is as nothing to the shortage of beer in the height of the summer, when the Star warned that the nation’s lager supplies were down to dangerously low levels.

Such is the love of beer in Britain that, in a survey to find the greatest invention of the past 40 years, almost half the population chose the humble widget – the little gadget that puts a head on canned beer.

The device, which was first introduced by Guinness in 1989, attracted 48% of votes, with e-mail and the Internet getting just 13% and mobile phones a paltry 7%.

Ironically, the survey itself was conducted on the Internet…’

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