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Many want to go out in a blaze of glory. One man’s community made sure he did.

Incorporating the ashes of Anthony “Barney” Brack into a bundle of fireworks, Brack’s family and friends sent his ashes airborne into the night sky on, where they exploded in a flurry of light and sound, during the Halloween celebration in Drumcondra, a Dublin suburb. 

Brack was the founder of Drumcondra's Halloween fireworks display, so his family figured that this would be a fitting tribute to a man that loved fireworks so much. Anthony Brack, a father of two, died suddenly on November 2, 2015.

“There was a real devil in him,” family friend Marty Whelan told the Irish Times. “He was an amazing man, he really was.”

One thing’s for sure, his family and friends know how to honor their loved one.

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image butter ireland A Giant, Still Edible Chunk of 2,000 Year Old Butter Was Found in a Peat Bog
Via: irish_news
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A 22-pound chunk of butter was found in an Irish bog. It is estimated to be around 2,000 years old. Bog butter is a thing, according to Atlas Obscura. Before butter was preserved with added salt, people would bury it in a peat bog to preserve it. This is speculated to be one of the earliest examples and it is STILL EDIBLE. Naturally, Paula Dean had a field day:



And of course plenty of people had something to say about the ancient bog butter:


via  @TeddyAmen, @malonecr, @hardingae, @suzywong10, @drewmagary 

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Via: Mashable
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Really though, how about a round of applause for Simon Lambert & Sons pub in Wexford for this recent innovation.

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"Pickles," the latest terrible song on YouTube by an Irish rapper who goes by the name "Yasha Swag," is raising some eyebrows for its suspiciously high YouTube view count of 8 million hits in less than a week, especially in comparison to other metrics like Facebook page likes and share counts. According to the Daily Dot, the song had been previously uploaded to Soundcloud by Jacob Povolotski, who touts himself as a "meme troller" with an allegedly strong interest in using black hat SEO tactics and Facebook bots.

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Presidential Pint of the Day: While touring his ancestral Irish home of Moneygall, President Obama stopped by Ollie's Bar to toast his great-great grandfather with a pint of Guinness.

Obama was forced to cut his Ireland visit short as a result of "a change in the trajectory of the plume of ash

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