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IT'S BACK!!!!!!!

Postby Grasshopper » December 1st, 2018, 8:09 pm

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It's BAAAAAAAAACCCCCKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!



Yes folks - Goodwill And Custard is BACK for a second series! And we have a BRAND NEW set of FANTASTICAL factoids for you!!!!

It's hard to believe that it's been a WHOLE YEAR since we opened that first door, but HERE we are again!

So, without further ado - what do we all shout?

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?
Let's see, shall we? *opens door* Ooh, this is an interesting one!

Did You Know that the giraffe has the same number of bones in it's neck as a mouse? A giraffe's neck-bones are, of course, very much larger.

'Till next time!!!!!
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Postby suffolk » December 1st, 2018, 9:11 pm

:lol: :tu:
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Postby TeresaFoodie » December 2nd, 2018, 3:07 am

Love it that this is back! :tu: Can't believe it's been a year. Who needs a choccie advent calendar when you can have a calorie free Grassy factoid? Keep 'em coming! :)
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Postby Grasshopper » December 2nd, 2018, 7:43 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!!!!

Here we are again - it's Day Two!

So, what do we all shout?

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?

Right - let's see shall we? *opens door* Ooh this is interesting!

Did You Know that you cannot sneeze while you are asleep.

'Till next time!

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Postby Grasshopper » December 3rd, 2018, 8:35 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!!
It's Day 3 - so, what do we all shout?

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?

Let's see *opens door*

We have a seasonal one today. Did You Know that since 1991, artificial Christmas trees have outsold real ones?

Well, you do now! :D

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Postby TeresaFoodie » December 3rd, 2018, 10:19 pm

I'm not surprised about the switch in real v fake tree mentality. All those nuisance needles. Who needs them? I think I'd like small space outside for a real growing one that I could decorate each year and not have to pack a fake one up into the loft ever again!

The sleep free sneezing interested me enough to research what else our bodies cannot do whilst sleeping. You'd think a lot of bodily functions would be free to do whatever they want, but apparently not so. Much of our bodies shut down to regenerate through the night. How clever is that!?

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Looking forward to door four. :grin:
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Postby Grasshopper » December 4th, 2018, 8:56 pm

Goodwill And Custard! It's Day Four!

So ...........

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?

Let's see *opens door* A VERY interesting one, this. Did You Know that we have Sir David Attenborough - yes, THE Sir David Attenborough, to thank for having yellow tennis balls at Wimbledon? He came up with the idea while in charge of BBC2 Also, the men use fluffier balls than the women (MATRON! :lol: ) The fluffiness is to slow them down.

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Postby StokeySue » December 4th, 2018, 10:07 pm

Not sure the slowing down works very well with Djokovic or Raonic :D

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Postby Sloe-Gin » December 5th, 2018, 10:42 am

Love it. This is such fun!!

Now I know why some tennis balls just fly out of the ball flinger (women's) and others just stick around (men's!)
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Postby Ratatouille » December 5th, 2018, 1:01 pm

Re sleep free sneezing. It isn't true. I woke Mr R early this morning because I was sneezing and I didn't wake myself immediately.
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Postby Grasshopper » December 5th, 2018, 8:41 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!

It's Day Five!!!!

So .........

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?????

*opens door*

Did You Know that Praying Mantises are the ONLY insects thought to be able to see in 3D. That's on top of them only having one ear and being able to swivel their heads 360 degrees!

Interesting or what! :ugeek:

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Postby Grasshopper » December 6th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!
It's Day Six! So ...........

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?

Did You Know that in 2013, a stolen prosthetic arm was found, get this, in a second hand shop in Bournemouth.

:shock: :lol:

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Postby Grasshopper » December 7th, 2018, 8:31 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!

It's Day Seven!

So .............

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY??????

And it's a quickie today - Did You Know that it's impossible to tickle yourself? Well, you do now!

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Postby Grasshopper » December 8th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!!

Day Eight already!!!!

So ............

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?

It's a biggie today!

Did You Know that gold worth $2 MILLION passes through Swiss sewers every year, that Augustus Caesar sent 10,000 troops to find the source of the world's frankincense, and that slugs HATE myrrh?

Three factoids in one!

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Postby Grasshopper » December 9th, 2018, 8:02 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!

Day Nine!!!

So .............

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?

Did you Know that the Cuyaba dwarf frog inflates its bottom to scare off predators?

Interesting tactic! ;)

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Postby scullion » December 10th, 2018, 9:33 am

yeah, i do that too!
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Postby Grasshopper » December 10th, 2018, 9:00 pm

scullion wrote:yeah, i do that too!


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Goodwill And Custard!!!

It's Day Ten!

So ...............

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?????

Did You Know that in 2018, a charity snail race was cancelled after cold weather caused all the competitors to go into hibernation?

'Till next time!!!

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Postby StokeySue » December 10th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Hibernation is always a possible alternative to Christmas ;)
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Postby Grasshopper » December 10th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Ah, but for mammals of a certain size, like us, such a thing isn't possible ;)

The only thing I DON'T like about Xmas is that we have it in the Winter, when it's COLD! Brrrrrrrrr!

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Postby StokeySue » December 10th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Bears hibernate?
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Postby Grasshopper » December 11th, 2018, 9:19 pm

Yes they do, but they also put on lots of weight before they to to sleep. ;)

Goodwill And Custard!!!! It's Day 11!

So ...........

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?

We have a seasonal one today. Did You Know that if you added up all the gifts in the song 'The 12 Days Of Christmas', you would get a staggering 364!

:o

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Postby Grasshopper » December 12th, 2018, 7:42 pm

Goodwill And Custard!
It's Day 12 - which means we are halfway through already! :o
So ............
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?
This is an interesting one. Did You Know that J.K.Rowling couldn't submit her final changes to The Casual Vacancy because an aardvark had chewed through a power cable?

Funny creatures, aardvarks :?

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Postby Grasshopper » December 13th, 2018, 7:02 pm

Goodwill And Custard!

It's Day 13!!!!!!! :shock:

So ..............
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?????

Did You Know that the useful lifespan of a coffee stirrer is just four seconds?

I suppose that makes them difficult to breed in captivity.

'Till next time!

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