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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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Updates -

If you've haven't heard the news already... we're going on an adventure next door... and it's going to take a year!

We've signed the lease for the building next door. It'll allow us for more store space for the Happy Piranha store  as well as room for a gaming café and a function room or two upstairs which we're aiming to open for early 2022.

We'll use this blog to keep you informed of how the project is going.

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General knowledge, History and Mythology -

Runes were used in Germanic language before the introduction of the Latin alphabet, including by the Vikings. Believed to hold power, symbolize inherent qualities and associated with magic, they also have meanings in more modern divination and oracle reading. Here we take a look at their origin, etymology and meanings.

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Updates -

After a few days of consulting government guidance and sorting out the necessary precautions to keep you safe and sound, we're happy to say you can now pick up your shopping outside our store at 18 Pydar Street, Truro via click and collect. How it works 1. Place your order You must place your order before coming to the click and collect drop off point. You can order via: Email: sales@happypiranha.com Telephone: 01872 277875 Website*: https://happypiranha.com Facebook: @happypiranha *If you are ordering online, select the 'local pickup' option when picking which type of postage you require. If possible, try and...

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Opinion, Shopping -

Sometimes, times get tough and as much as we’d like to shower the ones we love with material gifts, we can’t. 

That doesn’t mean you can’t show them that you care though. Here’s some free and thoughtful gift ideas that you could give, instead of stealing from our store.

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