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General knowledge, History and Mythology -

If you’ve been to Japan, this face might be familiar to you - the bold red head with gold décor, the pink face, bushy eyebrows and elaborate beard, the stern, single-line mouth, flared hemisphere nostrils and, depending on who they belong to, the hollow, pupil-less eyes. This is the face of the Daruma Doll - a rather ubiquitous one in Japan.

But whose face is it? What are they for and what are they looking at? What exactly is a Daruma, the infamous Japanese lucky doll?

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General knowledge, Opinion -

Here’s a list of some local clubs and groups you might want to check out near us in the Cornwall area. There’s actually a fair bit going on in between the open fields and windy beaches… if you know where to look!

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General knowledge, Shopping -

Unlike some larger cities, where things to do are thrown at you around every corner, on first impressions, Truro might not seem like it has much going on. However in Cornwall (and life in general), the good bits aren’t always in-your-face. Luckily, we’re local, so have already done some searching for you. 

Here’s by no means a comprehensive list of places to go - just some of our regular haunts, plus a few ideas, so that you can have a trouble free trip to Truro.

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Board games, General knowledge, History and Mythology -

Many an outcome has been decided by a roll of the dice. As time’s gone by they seem to have shifted from conveyors of fate to fine-tuned fairness - ‘Maths Rocks’ as the D&D crowd fondly refer to them. But where did dice come from and why do we seem to be so enamoured with them? We took a look at how dice have changed.

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General knowledge, Opinion -

From a performer at a carnival or circus, to the IT obsessed, unfashionable and socially inept,  to someone who’s just really enthusiastic about something, the word ‘geek’ has evolved over the ages from a pejorative to a badge of pride. We take a little look at the definition of a geek and ask ourselves, what does it really mean to be geeky?

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