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16 objects you'll find in every Irish household

Loads and loads of tat.

1. This deceptive biscuit tin

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“Maybe this time there’ll be some biscuits. Oh wait, nope. Just a sewing kit.”

2. These iodine tablets… just in case, you know yourself

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3. A CD that came free with a Sunday newspaper in 2003

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See also: a DVD of The Fast Show that came free with a paper in 2004.

4. An assortment of lunchbox lids… with no boxes in sight

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Helpful.

5. An ancient RTÉ Christmas Guide

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6. Some old Christmas wrapping paper that your Mam kept to “recycle” last year

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Your Mam loves to do her bit for the environment so she does.

7. A little bottle of holy water from Lourdes

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8. 9 copies of The Yellow Pages

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Sure, they may be obsolete now, but you still haven’t thrown one out in, oh, a decade.

10. An auld bottle of Calpol from God knows when

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Who knows when it’ll come in handy? (See also: a tub of Vicks that was bought 11 years ago.)

11. Approximately 20,000 old batteries

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Which ones work? No idea.

We’ll just have to try them all!

12. One of these guys

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13. One “fancy” shopping bag that you keep for special occasions

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14. Sooooo many of these

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15. Don’t forget about these

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Just on the off chance they’re worth something some day.

16. Probably one of these hidden up in the attic

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Ah, the glory days of 1999…

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