Monday, 14 April 2008

The Kilkenny Bebola Terapung Ajaib

I was enjoying a nice cold can of Kilkenny with Su Yin the other day, and we discovered something strange. After finishing the cans, there was something knocking about inside them.

At first, we thought it was a a piece of ice (we'd left the cans in the freezer and thought a bit of it had frozen), but upon closer inspection, we realised it was something else altogether.

So, being the insatiably curious buggers we were, we decided to break open the can and take a look at what it was.

And this was what we discovered:



WTF? A PLASTIC BALL inside the can? WTF is it, a moth ball?

Here's a closer look (forgive the blur pictures, I WAS a little high at the time I took the pictures... very unsteady hands ehhehe) at what Suyin calls it the 'bebola terapung ajaib':



After a few minutes of wondering what the hell it was, we decided to check out the can, and discovered this note on it:



in case it's too blur to read, here's what the mesage says:

"Contains new floating widget to give Kilkenny an even smoother taste and creamier head. Widget may rattle in can."

Hmmm... a little Wiki-ing then revealed more information on the magical floating widget:

A widget is a device placed in a container of beer to manage the characteristics of the beer's head. (from Wikipedia)

Ooooh... so THAT's what it is. I wonder why I've never seen that before. Maybe it's because I don't drink Guinness. And have only ever drank Kilkenny draught. Oh well, you learn something new everyday, eh?

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