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IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!!!!!

Order yourself a latte, and a pastry (The virtual cinnamon buns are excellent today). And have a nice chat.

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!!!!!

Postby Grasshopper » December 1st, 2019, 9:37 pm

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Annnnnnnndddd HELLO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, folks, Goodwill And Custard is BACK for another series, and this year, they've invited dear little me to be host!!!

Now, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Soggy Bottom - call me Soggy, everyone does, and we have a BRAND NEW advent calendar with BRAND NEW factoids!!!!

So here we go everybody. What do we all shout?
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?

Let's see, shall we? *opens door*

Ooh this is interesting!

Did You Know that a Humpback whale's milk is 54 % fat, so don't drink any if you're trying to slim!

More tomorrow!
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Postby suffolk » December 1st, 2019, 10:32 pm

Hurrah!!!
Three cheers for Soggy Bottom :woohoo:
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Postby scullion » December 2nd, 2019, 2:18 am

i'm trying to decide whether soggy bottom is better than six mile bottom and/or skinners bottom...
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Postby aero280 » December 2nd, 2019, 9:41 am

There's always Pratts Bottom in Kent to fall back on!! :D
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Postby Gruney » December 2nd, 2019, 9:50 am

Scratchy Bottom.
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Postby earthmaiden » December 2nd, 2019, 9:56 am

DS's childhood imaginary friend was called Soggy.
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Postby Grasshopper » December 2nd, 2019, 8:32 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!!
It's Day 2!!!
So, what do we all shout?
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?
*opens door*
Ooh - this is an interesting one!

Did You Know that a bowl of lime jelly, when hooked up to an EEG machine, exhibits movement that is virtually identical to the brain waves of a healthy human being?

Make of that what you will. ;) :lol:

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Postby Grasshopper » December 3rd, 2019, 8:05 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!

It's Day 3!

So .......

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY??

Did You Know that Boris Karloff's elaborate make up for 'Frankenstein' was copyrighted? it remains one of the most iconic looks of the horror genre.

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Postby Grasshopper » December 4th, 2019, 8:59 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!
Yes, it's me, Soggy Bottom, with another Random Factoid!
So ............
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY??
*opens door*
Did You Know that if you stripped the feathers from a Great Horned Owl (one of the largest species in the WORLD btw!), the feathers would weigh MORE than the naked bird!
THAT was an interesting one!!
'Till next time!!
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Postby StokeySue » December 5th, 2019, 12:23 am

Nice one Grassy :D
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Postby Gruney » December 5th, 2019, 9:36 am

Love it, Grassy - thanks. :tu:
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:D :tu:
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Postby nursemimi » December 5th, 2019, 3:01 pm

Very Interesting :tu:

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Postby Grasshopper » December 5th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!
It's Day 5!
So ...........
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY???
*opens door*
Did You Know that it would take 23 1/2 years to play the Beatles song 'Yesterday' six million times?

But why would anyone WANT to do that - except maybe to annoy the neighbours ;) :lol:

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Postby earthmaiden » December 5th, 2019, 10:52 pm

I am still wondering about the lime jelly. Is there something special about lime?
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Postby Grasshopper » December 6th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!
It's Day 6!
So ..........
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY???
Ooh, let's see *opens door*

Did You Know that just ONE human brain generates more electrical impulses in a single day than all of the world's telephones put together?

THAT was mind-blowing! :ugeek:

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Postby Grasshopper » December 7th, 2019, 9:34 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!
It's Day 7! Hard to believe we've had a week's worth of Random Factoids already!
So ...........
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY???
*opens door* Ooh - this looks an interesting one!
Did You Know that a manned rocket can reach the Moon in LESS time than it used to take to travel the length of England by stagecoach?

Isn't modern technology wonderful!
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Postby suffolk » December 7th, 2019, 11:08 pm

:D
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Postby slimpersoninside » December 8th, 2019, 12:02 pm

Grassy, great to see Goodwill and Custard back! :tu:
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Postby Gruney » December 8th, 2019, 8:58 pm

:lol: I feel better already. Another gem. :lol:
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Postby Busybee » December 8th, 2019, 9:46 pm

Keep up the good work Grassy, I enjoy reading the thread each night.

Thank you

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Postby suffolk » December 8th, 2019, 11:05 pm

I agree ... it’s a great thought to go to bed with ... especially when coughing is keeping me awake ... it gives me a hook to hang a whole new lot of thoughts on to :tu:
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Postby liketocook » December 9th, 2019, 12:19 pm

Loving them :tu: :lol:
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Postby Grasshopper » December 10th, 2019, 7:04 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!
OMG WHAT happened yesterday????
NO door opened??
Can't be having THAT, can we??
Anyways, that means there are TWO doors to open today!!!!

So ........

WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR(S) TODAY???
*opens first door*
Ooh, this is interesting! Did You Know that before his rise to power as the Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Tse-Tung worked as an assistant librarian at the University of Peking.

And

*opens second door*
Did You Know that in San Salvador, people who drink and drive can be punished by death before a firing squad.

A touch drastic, methinks! :o

'Till next time!!!!
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Postby Grasshopper » December 11th, 2019, 9:26 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!
It's Day 11!!!!
So .......
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY????
Let's see, shall we? *opens door*

Did You Know that the human eye is so sensitive that, in perfect darkness, it can see a lit match 80 kilometres away?

THAT is illuminating! ;)

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Postby Grasshopper » December 12th, 2019, 8:50 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!

Yes, it's me, Soggy Bottom, with another Random Factoid! (and believe me, it's been pretty soggy in my neck of the woods today!)
So ...............
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY???????
Let's see! *opens door*
Did You Know that a pullicologist is an expert on fleas? Well, now you do! ;)

'Till next time!
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Postby Gruney » December 12th, 2019, 8:54 pm

Oh I do like that one Grassy - thanks. :tu:
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Postby Grasshopper » December 13th, 2019, 8:14 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!
It's Day 13!!!!! :o
So .........
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY?????
*opens door*
Did You Know that in Atlanta, Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp?

So don't do it! ;)

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Postby slimpersoninside » December 13th, 2019, 8:43 pm

OMG Grassy, where will I leave my giraffe if I visit Atlanta!

You certainly do come up with some weird factoids :tu: .
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Postby Rainbow » December 13th, 2019, 10:11 pm

You certainly do, Grassy. And some very interesting ones as well. Thanks :D
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Postby Grasshopper » December 14th, 2019, 7:32 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!
It's day 14!!!
So ..............
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY????
Let's see, shall we? *does a little dance, then opens door*
Did You Know that a dzo is the offspring of a yak and a cow?
No - I don't know how to pronounce it, either :?
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Postby suffolk » December 14th, 2019, 10:03 pm

Well I never !!! Very useful for scrabble :D :tu:

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Postby nursemimi » December 15th, 2019, 2:13 am

Love them it gives me a good giggle before bed

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Postby Grasshopper » December 16th, 2019, 2:43 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!
NO door opened yesterday! oh well, that means TWO today
So ........
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY???
*opens first door*

Did You Know that a Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee?

Sounds like interesting 'grounds' for a divorce, if you ask me ;)

AND

*opens second door*

Did You Know that an Armageddon meteor came within 450,000 kilometres of Earth on 21 may 1996? This could have been devastating to life on Earth.

Good thing it missed, then ;)

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Postby earthmaiden » December 16th, 2019, 5:29 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: I can think of a few Wildies who will note the coffee one!!
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Postby Grasshopper » December 17th, 2019, 2:50 pm

Goodwill And Custard!
It's Day 17!!!
Not many doors left now!
So .........
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY???
*Opens door*
This looks interesting!

Did You Know that in the seventeenth Century a Boston man was sentenced to two hours in the stocks for obscene behaviour? His crime was kissing his wife in public on a Sunday.

Shocking!!!!!! :o

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Postby nursemimi » December 18th, 2019, 1:43 am

Wow glad it’s not still like that

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Postby Grasshopper » December 18th, 2019, 8:59 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!
It's Day 18!!!!
So .........
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY????
Let's see! *opens door*
Did You Know that a favourite dish of the Aztecs was roast turkey with chocolate gravy?

OMG :sprout:

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Postby StokeySue » December 19th, 2019, 10:14 am

I’d eat that Grassy - remember the Aztecs had no sugar, so there would probably only be enough chocolate to give a little richness and act as gravy browning. A lot of people put a tiny hint of chocolate into chilli to do that

Funny how we associate both with Christmas :D
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Postby earthmaiden » December 19th, 2019, 3:42 pm

Yes, chocolate is quite common in meat cookery in many parts of S. America. Not the Dairy Milk variety though. Very nice.
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Postby Grasshopper » December 19th, 2019, 6:17 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!
It's Day 19!
So .........
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY???
*opens door*
Did You Know that the University of Calgary offers a two-day course in igloo building? Well, you do now! ;)
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Postby StokeySue » December 19th, 2019, 6:55 pm

Always wanted to try spending some time in an igloo, from when I was small
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Postby Grasshopper » December 21st, 2019, 7:24 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!
Yet another double opening today!!!
So ..............
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR(S) TODAY????
Let's see, shall we? *opens first door*
Did You Know that Canada is an Indian word meaning 'big village'?
Well, Canada IS pretty big!!! ;)

AND
*opens second door*
Did You Know that when shipped to the US, the London Bridge (thought by the new owner to be the more famous Tower Bridge) was classified by US customs as 'a large antique'!

:rolleyes:

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Postby Grasshopper » December 22nd, 2019, 9:07 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!
Not many doors left now :(
Here we go .........
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY???
*opens door*
Did You Know that in the aftermath of the English Civil War, Parliament actually BANNED Christmas? In fact, it's STILL technically illegal to eat a mince pie on Christmas Day! :o
Shocking! :o
'Till next time!
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Re: IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!!!!!

Postby Gruney » December 22nd, 2019, 9:15 pm

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Re: IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!!!!!

Postby Grasshopper » December 23rd, 2019, 9:00 pm

Goodwill And Custard!!!!!!
It's Day 23 - which means the doors are almost gone :(
I know, I know - it doesn't seem any length of time since we opened the first one, does it?
So .............
WHAT'S BEHIND THE DOOR TODAY????
*opens door*
Did You Know that someone has spent 17 years looking for the exact middle point of the Bible?

Like ....... WHY???? :?
'Till next time and the very last door.
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Re: IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!!!!!

Postby Pepper Pig » December 23rd, 2019, 9:15 pm

But which bible? There are different versions Grassy! :o
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