Mrs Quinn a Newry mother is very happy and impressed by her 16-year-old son Cathal’s homemade Bunsen Burner, we can reveal.
While cleaning her son’s bedroom today she discovered the ‘funny looking device’ under Cathal’s bed.
Mrs Quinn was amazed by the engineering involved in what her son says is just ‘something they made us do at school’.
Newry Spud spoke to Mrs Quinn about her son’s engineering achievements:
“To see it just sitting there, with all the different chambers and measurements. It’s quite a piece of work. I was puzzled. But Cathal said it’s a science project, apparently his wasn’t even the best one! Quite unbelievable what kids can do these days.”
With her son smiling and giggling unnecessarily, Mrs Quinn says she is glad to finally piece together all those bubbling sounds.
“Every time I hear that noise coming from his room, I think they are drinking alcohol or something. I’m so glad it’s just a bit of methane running through an old plastic bottle and piece of old hose pipe, it had me quite worried for a while there”.