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Last ooorders!… We’re sorry but for now, due to resources, we need to close the Money Savers Arms including Discussion Time.

It’s not easy to write this. We love the forum, but we also have a job to do to protect it, our users and MoneySavingExpert, and at the moment, with all our resources focused on Coronavirus information, and all the team at home, we don’t feel we have the resources to do a good enough job.

For four months, we’ve been struggling to cope with the huge volumes of messages we’ve been getting from Forumites – many of whom are in desperate and dire straits with their finances. The team have been working all hours to try and keep on top of it. At first we thought it’d be a short sharp spike, but it isn’t, it’s continuing, so we have had some difficult choices to make about prioritisation.

Unfortunately in, and likely because of, these stressful times, the Forum team have also been receiving an increasing number of complaints about posts made on the Money Savers Arms and Discussion Time. The team have done what they can to try and walk the tightrope of balancing all the various interests, but for now we need to draw a line under this and temporarily close this Board, so we can keep the key, MoneySaving boards – where people are supporting each other through this crisis - running smoothly.

We know this board is important to you, but as the MSE stance has been forbearance throughout this crisis, now we ask that of you. We’re sorry. Of course you can post on other boards, but we’d ask you to stick to the subjects of those boards, and not use them as a surrogate Money Savers Arms or Discussion Time. And as always please be kind and friendly to each other, especially any newbies.

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Beard Growth

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Funny Money
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    50Twuncle said:
    Pyxis said:
    50Twuncle said:
    The avergage human has 100,000 hair folicles on their heads - composed of around 25,000 on the face and 75,000 on the scalp
    Which, with an average growth rate of 1cm per month - means that we shave off 250metres of beard every month or around 8 metres every day
    That can't be right - can it ?
    Well, if there’s a total growth of 8 metres a day, that means that each of the 25,000 face hairs only has to grow 0.032 cm a day, which is probably about right, I would think, especially as that’s an average figure.

    So the "powder" that is collected daily by my shaver - equates to 8 metres per day ?
    Seems much too much ..
    If you got a single hair that was 8 metres long and roughly ground it up, it might well equate to the powder in your shaver, especially as some might escape the shaver or be trapped in the foil.

    I don’t know....just guessing! 
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