The final straw for hiccups as inventor finds ‘instant cure’
Hiccups are embarrassing and painful, and rumoured cures abound. The NHS suggests sipping ice-cold water, biting on a lemon, sipping vinegar or holding your breath. The Canadian Family Physician journal has a series of even more drastic remedies, including inhaling pepper to induce a sneeze. But help may now be at hand thanks to a Texas physician who was inspired by watching his son trying to drink a McDonald’s McFlurry – a cross between a milkshake and ice cream - through a straw. Dr Ali Seifi,news.yahoo.com
Shamrock shakes make a return to Houston-area McDonald’s restaurants in February
HOUSTON – Shamrock Shake season is returning to McDonald’s later this month. The shake, according to McDonald’s, features a creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream with shamrock shake flavoring and mint-flavored whipped cream. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀hamrock Shake is back on 2.15 — McDonald's (@McDonalds) February 2, 2021Also returning by popular demand is the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, featuring the same flavoring as the shake, blended with Oreo cookie pieces in a McFlurry. McDonald’s celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Shamrock Shake last year, which was invented in 1967 by Hal Rosen, an owner-operator of a Connecticut McDonald’s location as a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was sold regionally in the U.S. until 2012 when the shake began selling nationwide, according to the company.
Someone created a website that tracks broken ice cream machines at McDonald’s, and it’s genius
But alas, while you may have gotten your Big Mac or McChicken, the ice cream machine is yet again broken, and your McFlurry dreams have been crushed. Not only are you upset, but so are the kids in the back seat who just wanted an ice cream cone. If only there was some way you could have known the ice cream machine was down, so you could have gone to a different McDonald’s with a working machine. A version of this scenario inspired 24-year-old software engineer Rashiq Zahid to created McBroken, a new website that tracks whether the ice cream machine at every McDonald’s is working or not. Only a true @McDonalds fan would go to these lengths to help customers get our delicious ice cream!