A few days ago I ticced, “Keith Duffy’s allergic to peanuts”. Keith was a member of 90s boy band, Boyzone. I have no particular interest in Boyzone, or in celebrity gossip, or allergies. I assumed this was just a typical tic, mashing different ideas together with no basis in truth.
When I was adding it to the list of tics this evening, I checked online how to spell Keith’s name and while I was at it I thought I’d have a quick look to see if he was allergic to peanuts.
To my surprise there were a number of articles confirming that he was. This wasn’t recent news, and I don’t remember having ever seen or known anything about it.
There are three options:
1. It’s a complete coincidence
2. I’m magic
3. I’d seen a reference to it in passing at some point and Tourettes decided that was the moment to share this fragment of information from deep in my mind.