Having studied chemistry at Queen’s for 3years I developed a great dislike for the subject and went through a stage of defacing my Inorganic Chemistry book with a compressed charcoal pencil.
However, there is no point destroying something unless there’s a reason for it and so on the pages about atomic weights and moles I decided to declare for public consumption that ‘Ireland has no moles’. Fact.
Around about that ‘defacing inorganic chemistry textbooks’ stage of my life I also worked in B&Q (which I disliked nearly as much as studying chemistry) and noticed that the gardening section was selling solar powered moles repellers, (somewhere close to the decoy owl section that would stop owls roosting near your house, another common wildlife problem in Ireland at the time….*ahem*.)
Oh how I chuckled to myself as I walked down that section.
Then on a search to find out why Ireland has no moles I discovered that B&Q had realised their mistake and pulled the solar powered mole repellers from the shop. Which still makes me chuckle.