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#Explained

# explained - Thursday 1 December, 2016

From The42 There's a TV blackout on the first El Clasico of the season this weekend Explained

There's a TV blackout on the first El Clasico of the season this weekend

Barcelona’s meeting with Real Madrid this Saturday afternoon won’t be shown live on television in Ireland or Britain.

# explained - Friday 16 October, 2015

Here’s why the McDonald’s McFlurry spoon has that big hollow square bottom

The answer that has plagued McFlurry lovers for years has been answered.

# explained - Monday 27 July, 2015

From The42 What’s the big fuss about the Galway Races? Here’s everything you need to know Explained

What’s the big fuss about the Galway Races? Here’s everything you need to know

When does the racing start? And, more importantly, who’s going to win?

# explained - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Prosecco, Champagne, sparkling wine: What is the bloody difference?

All the details on your favourite bottles.

# explained - Friday 10 July, 2015

# explained - Thursday 9 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explained: why we think bubble wrap is so great It's Science

Explained: why we think bubble wrap is so great

There’s some science in them there hills.

The science behind why popping bubble wrap is so addictive

Science is once again tackling those important issues in your life.

# explained - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Here’s why you stick one leg out of the covers when you’re sleeping

Finally, science is getting to the bottom of the important issues.

# explained - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From The42 What does Sepp Blatter's resignation actually mean - and what happens next? Explained

What does Sepp Blatter's resignation actually mean - and what happens next?

Blatter’s 17-year term at the top of world football is set to finally come to an end.

# explained - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's happening in Libya and why is it important? Explainer

Explainer: What's happening in Libya and why is it important?

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

# explained - Monday 29 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to? Backbench Mischief This post contains videos

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?

Backbench TD Eoghan Murphy explained all to TheJournal.ie earlier this month…

# explained - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest Explained

No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest

The party has dismissed reports McDonald cancelled her appearance at an event last night in the wake of a protest.

# explained - Friday 24 October, 2014

From The42 Blackout: Why Sky Sports can’t show the first 15 minutes of tomorrow’s Clásico Explained

# explained - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From The42 American dream: breaking down the details of John Joe Nevin's pro move Explained

American dream: breaking down the details of John Joe Nevin's pro move

Olympic silver medallist took the first step on his pro journey yesterday — here’s what it all means.

# explained - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From The42 Super Hurling 11s: what is the GAA's newest game and how will it help hurling to crack America? Explained

Super Hurling 11s: what is the GAA's newest game and how will it help hurling to crack America?

The GAA will showcase its new version of hurling to a US audience next month.

# explained - Friday 19 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease? Explained

Explainer: What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

CJD, a disease most people link to ‘mad cow disease’, is back on our radars today. We take a look at what it is…

# explained - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

From The42 What is the 'Heart of the Game' handbook -- and how can it help Irish football? Explained

What is the 'Heart of the Game' handbook -- and how can it help Irish football?

The new 68-page handbook was launched by Minister of State for Sport Michael Ring TD this afternoon.

# explained - Monday 10 June, 2013

From The42 Wicker men: why this week's US Open will use 'basket pins' instead of flags Explained

Wicker men: why this week's US Open will use 'basket pins' instead of flags

The good and the great of golf are heading to Merion GC, Philadelphia, this week for the season’s second Major.