McDonald's launches high-tech straw

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  • February 16, 2017
  • Erin McKenzie
McDonald's launches high-tech straw

In a ‘Special Event’ Facebook Live video, similar to an Apple announcement, McDonald's has announced a new Chocolate Shamrock shake and a game-changing straw to match.

With the new shake featuring a dual layer of chocolate and mint, McDonald’s teamed up with a “real team of actual super-duper smart aerospace engineers,” according to the presenter Austin Evans, to create a new straw that will allow for both flavours to be enjoyed at once.

The result, is the Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal (straw for short), which Evans describes as both a “spectacularly unnecessary innovation” and a “technological breakthrough that will forever change the world of shakes” as it allows for an even amount of each flavour to be consumed at once.

Evans added the straw to the list of other innovations by McDonald’s, including the all-day breakfast, updated McNuggets and Big Macs, and bottles of Big Mac sauce.

To prove how good the straw is, it’s giving away 2000 straws while the Chocolate Shamrock shake is available. We understand it won’t be a feature on the New Zealand menu.

Not convinced by the new straw design? Watch the full 20-minute video below:

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A day in the life of a retail assistant- the good, the bad and the just plain yuck

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  • February 14, 2017
  • Bri Tither
A day in the life of a retail assistant- the good, the bad and the just plain yuck

According to statistics released by Service IQ, the retail industry has grown from 259,000 people in 2012, to nearly 300,000 people today. This huge percentage of the population is responsible for keeping our retail industry up and running, performing a multitude of tasks with tolerance and a positive attitude. Bella Pierce is a gorgeous 21 year old working in one of Auckland’s on-trend high fashion stores. We sat down with her to find out a little bit more about what it really takes to be a retail assistant.

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Silliest Valentine’s Day cards

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  • February 8, 2017
  • Bri Tither
Silliest Valentine’s Day cards

Valentine's Day, which falls on February 14, is almost upon us. It's a day dedicated to people expressing their love and affection for another person - usually in the form of cards, flowers and other romantic gifts. Card and gift giving is a serious business, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Whether you’re a mushy romantic or seriously cynical, there is an underlying pressure to celebrate this Hallmark holiday. For all the pessimistic non believers out there who treat this holiday like a joke, we have gathered some of the funniest and silliest Valentine’s Day cards we can find for your personal entertainment. We guarantee they will make that tacky necklace you received from your ex a few years ago seem awesome.

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Although some things are best left in the 90s (like those dangerous, pink blow up chairs) some of the Clueless generation’s products have nudged their way back into stores. Here are the ones that still sell.

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