Macca’s fries hack sparks debate
A McDonald’s fan claims to have discovered what the large flap on the fries box is actually for.
Twitter user @todayyearsoldig says the cardboard can be folded and then used as a ledge for your favourite condiment.
“Did y’all know the flap on your fries box actually has a purpose?” he wrote on Twitter, alongside a photo of the flap at a 90 degree angle to hold tomato sauce.
The takeaway hack has been retweeted nearly 200 times and liked by over 500 people.
“Holy crap,” commented one fan, while another joked: “I’m hungry!”
Not everyone was impressed with the suggestion, though.
“To accidentally catapult ketchup all over your nice clean shirt?” one person replied.
Another said: “You can bend anything and it will turn into a plate dude.”
McDonald’s have not commented on the tip, and it’s likely the large flap is needed to stop the chips spilling out of the packet.
Heatwave to hit every state and territory
Every state and territory in Australia is set to swelter as temperatures soar across the country.
Hot weather is expected to hit much of the country today, with some areas set to get severe and extreme weather.
The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts low intensity heatwave conditions in parts of central WA to southern parts of the Northern Territory, southwestern Queensland and across NSW, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
South Australia is set to get the worst of it with multiple days over 40C, which metrologist Dean Narramore said is an unusual event even for summer.
“Particularly northern South Australia, they’re looking at maybe five days in a row above 45 and normally they might only get five or 10 a year,” he said.
Melbourne can expect to see a few days in the mid to high 30s, while temperatures in Sydney’s west will peak above 40C for four or five days.
Driver’s weird breath test excuse
A woman charged with drink driving has claimed she failed her breath test because she was nibbling on her coat beforehand.
Jana Moschgat, 47, from Pennsylvania, north eastern US, was charged with drunk driving after a breath test revealed a blood-alcohol level of 0.151 per cent, nearly twice the state’s legal limit.
However, during a hearing on Tuesday, the woman’s lawyer hinted that her client’s coat-chewing could have thrown off the results of her breath test.
An officer who pulled Ms Moschgat over testified she was nibbling on her coat before he gave her the breath test and that he ordered her to stop, The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise reported.
Ms Moschgat’s lawyer, Travis Petty, asked the officer if he knew the chemical composition of the coat, noting that certain substances can alter the results of the test.
The officer says Ms Moschgat also smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test.
The judge ruled there was enough evidence to send the charges to trial.
Man shot during Qld hunting trip
A man has been left in a serious condition after being shot in the chest during a hunting trip west of Brisbane.
The man, aged in his 20s, was climbing off a quad bike during an overnight hunting trip at Ellangowan, near Toowoomba, about 9pm on Saturday when another person in the group accidentally fired their gun.
A spokeswoman for RACQ LifeFlight said the man was shot in the left side of the chest.
Paramedics were called and they treated him at the scene before being flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Police are not investigating the incident.
Berejiklian under the pump on pill testing
There is growing pressure for NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to reconsider her tough stance on pill testing following yet another suspected overdose at a music festival.
Central Coast teenager Alex Ross-King died after she was rushed from the FOMO festival at Parramatta Park to Westmead Hospital on Saturday night. Hers was the fifth such death in NSW since mid-September.
“Premier please can we have this pill testing done,” her grandmother, Denise Doig, told Network Ten on Sunday.
“It’s such a small thing to do. It’s not hard (and) if it saves one life — one life is a life.” Alex’s uncle, Phil Clark, implored of Ms Berejiklian: “Strong leadership isn’t always about sticking to an ideological decision or a position.”
But Ms Berejiklian isn’t backing down and is sticking by her stance of urging teens to just say “No” to drugs.
“We need to keep setting out the strongest message that taking these illicit drugs kills … we ask young people not to do it,” the premier said on Sunday. Ms Berejklian argues there’s no evidence that pill testing works but that’s not what the experts say.
Doctors groups and medical academics are increasingly demanding trials in Australia while pointing to harm reduction in countries where testing is available such as the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain and France.
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