Well, it seems that the people of Ireland really like Charlie... and I dont mean Haughey.
Apparently, according to a BBC article today (see link). Scientific researchers at Dublin's City University found traces of cocaine on 100% of the bank notes in the batch they examined.
Some notes had such high levels that the researchers believe that those notes were used for actually snorting coke!
Others with lower levels would have been contaminated in cash tills and wallets.
Apparently cocaine particles stick to the cotton that is contained within the notes, with the higher notes containing greater traces. Well of course, it's far better to snort charlie through a 50 than through a tenner... I mean if you've got it, flaunt it!
Well, I knew drug use was a major problem in Ireland but this really is a surprise.
So today's "I spy" game is to see how many people you can spot in the street, at home, at work, in the pub sniffing Irish bank notes!