Random, and most likely untrue, facts about badgers

cider_and_toast

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The purpose of this thread? To collect and post all your badger related facts and remember, never let the truth get in the way of a good fact.

Try these facts to get you started.

1) Badgers do not appear on price comparison sites

2) Until 1972 the Queen would make her speech at the state opening of parliament with a badger tied to her right leg

3) Badgers are said to believe it is butter

Anyone know anymore?
 

cider_and_toast

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Many years ago a sport was played at Wimbledon that involved hitting a ball around while stamping on a badgers home and smoking as many cigarettes as possible. This still survives in part today at the end of each round of tennis when the umpire shouts "Game. Set and Match"
 

Jen

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12) Badgers can outrun Usain Bolt, but prefer not. If asked why not, they always cite "personal reasons".

13) Despite popular misconceptions, badgers are very clean animals and brush their teeth at least once a day.

14) Badgers can climb trees - their favourites are oaks.
 

Jen

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17) There was a small division of badger soldiers during the English Civil war. Their remit was to undermine opposing castles by digging under the foundations at night. They were so good at their work that the unit died en masse when a castle collapsed above them :(

18) Badgers are expert jugglers and it is rumoured that their very finest juggler appeared at the London Palladium in the '20s - although this can not be corroborated
 

FB

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74) On his death bed George V is alleged to have said "Badger Bognor" when asked if he wanted to visit the seasde town to recuperate

LXVVII) Badgers despise mashed potato
 

Grizzly

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Unlike pheasants, which explode. Although bits of them cooking on the radiator afterwards is not a pleasant aroma...
Unlike rabbits, which flick up, go round the wheel and wedge themselves in the swing-arm locking the rear wheel. Although pulling bits of them out with your hands to clear the wheel is not a pleasant experience.
 

cider_and_toast

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The large Hadron Collider was first developed to accelerate two badgers to near light speed and then smash them together in order to see if they would mate.

Saddam Hussein was rumoured to have a Badger that could be deployed in 45 minutes. Unfortunately it turned out to be a short range Badger and not the longer range Super Badger he was supposed to have.

Ian Fleming's original stories were not about James Bond but James the Badger, they were entitled, Dr Badger, From Badger with love, Gold Badger, You only badger twice, Thunder Badger, Diamonds are for Badgers, On her majesties secret Badger, Live and let Badger, The man with the golden Badger, Moon Badger, The Badger Who loved me, For your Badgers only, Never say Badger again, Octobadger, A view to a Badger, The living Badger, License to Badger, Badgereye, Tommorow never Badgers, The Badger is not enough, Die another Badger,Badger Royale and the Quantam of Badgers.
 
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