Teabag on Brits’ top 10 list

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ASK the Bri­tish to name the most im­por­tant in­ven­tions of all time and you can rely on them agree­ing on one an­swer in par­tic­u­lar.

Tak­ing its place in the top 10 along­side such es­sen­tials as the wheel, the clock and peni­cillin is the teabag.

Also on the list, com­piled in no par­tic­u­lar or­der, are the plough, Ro­man ar­mour, the sew­ers, the light bulb, the fridge and the in­ter­net.

The list was re­leased by English Her­itage, which sur­veyed 2 000 peo­ple and asked them to name the most in­no­va­tive prod­ucts from hu­man his­tory. – Daily Mail

‘Fluey’ Nigella downs tequila

A COUGH or cold would send most of us rum­mag­ing through the medicine cab­i­net.

But when struck down with flu, it seems Nigella Law­son reaches for a bot­tle of tequila. The TV chef re­vealed her rem­edy on Twit­ter this week.

She said: “Feel­ing fluey. So for­give me, but gar­gling with tequila and tak­ing to my bed.”

While Law­son sug­gests turn­ing to spir­its, med­i­cal au­thor­i­ties rec­om­mend gar­gling with salty wa­ter in­stead.

Many other home reme­dies in­clude strong al­co­hol such as a hot toddy – whisky, lemon, honey and hot wa­ter – for a cold. – Daily Mail

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