Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|This is one to see how well you notice things. Which chapter is not officially present in the book?||Going Postal Game
8. Chapter 8, in accordance with the Discworldian aversion of the strongly magical number 8, is called Chapter 7a just as we would call house number 13 12a.
|After the reading of the message one of the owners of the Grand Trunk seemed to forget everything including who he was and what his hand is. Who of the Grand Trunk owners pretended to get amnesia?||Going Postal Game
Mr. Stawley. Sadly, as always, Terry doesn't mention what happened to the co-conspirators of Gilt so we are left wondering if they are executed or maybe put in the scorpion pit.
|To keep the Grand Trunk from using horses to move the message from one tower to another in case a tower broke down, Moist brought with him to the starting point an item. What was the thing that Moist brought to the race?||Going Postal Game
A broomstick. Wizards don't like to use broomsticks since they freeze their nether parts and they feel uncomfortable while sitting on them since they refuse to sit side-saddle.
|Moist organized a race between the Post Office and the Grand Trunk to see who could carry a message to Genua faster. Who did Moist suggest should devise the message to be sent for the Race?||Going Postal Game
The Archchancellor of U.U.. After having recieved the phony message and then sent it back on, the clacks towers had gone back to usual service but the true message was never taken off so with all the traffic that is on the Trunk now, the original message probably will take longer to get to Genua that the one being taken by hand.
|After the post office burned down, Moist went around the temples of four Gods to pray for money to re-build the post office. After he got the money he gave part of it to each of the temples. How much money did Moist give to the temples?||Going Postal Game
50 thousand dollars split four ways. The money that he got had been stolen by him from the Ankh-Morpork Bank and the Praying routine was done to alleviate suspicion.
|A few times Mr. Groat mentions "Moments" that Stanley has. What are they called?||Going Postal Game
Little Moments. We never are really told what happenes to Stanley during his "Little Moments".
|Miss Maccalariat had a look that triggered in people a memory of some event or person from far away in their youth. Who did Miss Maccalariat remind Moist of?||Going Postal Game
Frau Shambers. Frau Shambers was Moist's second grade teacher who used to stick tissues into the sleeves of her cardigan.
|Moist was the inventor of the paper stamp on the disc. Which were the first stamps printed?||Going Postal Game
One penny. The very first one penny stamps were given to Moist ungummed and unperforated and wet off the press.
|Anghammarad is a 19 thousand year old Golem messenger. Who made Anghammarad?||Going Postal Game
The priests of Upsa. The priests of Upsa made Anghammarad who then worked for the fisherman kings of Holy Ult and lastly for King Het of Thut. Czol was a goddess who, like Mrs. Cake, Anghammarad asked people not to ask about.
|To become a true Postmaster Moist had to go through the Postman's Walk organized by the Postman's Friendly and Benevolent Society. What did Moist NOT have to do during the Postman's Walk?||Going Postal Game
Walk across thumbtacks. At the end of the Walk, Moist, while in the hold of the letters, makes a promise to return the chandeliers, counters and even the statue of the God to the post office.
|During the book some events take place on a clacks tower. Who was not manning the tower 181 when John Dearheart's name came through the first time?||Going Postal Game
Clippy. The last entry with tower 181 has a list of all the controllers.
|The letter that Moist delivers to the greengrocer Mr. Antimony Parker has the letters S.W.A.L.K. written on it. What does S.W.A.L.K. stand for?||Going Postal Game
Sealed With A Loving Kiss. Also mentioned by the woman at the greengrocer's who was explaining what S.W.A.L.K meant were K.L.A.T.C.H. and L.A.N.C.R.E. Their meanings are never explained.
|When Lord Vetinari offers Moist the job of Postmaster he mentions two interesting things about angels. What is the first interesting thing about angels?||Going Postal Game
Sometimes an angel will take a man back to when it all started to go wrong and let him do things right this time. The second interesting thing about angels is that they only come once, but that was proved wrong when Moist had a flash-forward at the end of the book.
He refuses Vetinari's proposition and dies. Vetinari says "and to show the sincerity of my offer let me point out the door behind you. If at any time in this interview you feel you wish to leave, you have only to step through it and you will never hear from me again." What he didn't say was that there wouldn't be any floor to "step through".
The one penny stamp. The simple fact that there were stamps with the face of the patrician gave birth to comments such as "I'm not sure if I want to lick his backside".
|After beating the Grand Trunk ,what do the Post officer's employees tell Moist?||Going Postal!
"Thank you Mr. Lipwig". Being Morporkians and all you should expect the "where's our cut?". I was also surprised.
One is at the Opera House, three are at the Thieve's Guild. The fire only happens after they are gone. Dibbler doesn't appear in this book (if he did I'm sure he would have cut his own throat in such a business). As for Lord Vetinari, he is the one who tells Moist where they are.
Lipwigzers. We learn this when Moist takes the Postman walk.
|How did Mr Sideburn, one of the previous postmen, die?||Going Postal!
He fell right down five flights. Mr Sideburn had hallucinations and stepped where he shouldn't.
Mr Slant. Reacher Guilt was actually the chairman. Horsefry is assassinated by Mr. Gryle (he had a big mouth). Crispin gets arrested by the City Watch, at the end of the book.
Banshee. That is why Moist has such a hard time trying to kill him, which he later accomplishes by throwing him in the mail-sorting machine.
|Starting with a female character: what was Adora Bell's first job?||Going Postal!
She worked in a bank. That is why Moist almost fades when she tells him, being a forger and all...
Mr. Robinson's Box. Moist never actually used the alias "Mr. Robinson", except to get the box stored by a merchant. Wheedown is the last name of a guitar maker in Ankh-Morpork.
Le Foie Heureux. Le Foie Heureux is the only one that is a restaurant. It is the most expensive in Ankh-Morpork. The others are just pubs.
Pins. He collected pins. He was, in fact, a "pinhead". He was the editor of a collector's pin magazine, and wore a shirt that read: "Ask Me About Pins!"
a banshee. One of the very few wild banshees remaining, in fact. The banshee's name was Mr. Gryle.
Teemer and Spools. Burleigh and Stronginthearm make weapons, The New Firm consists of two thugs (mentioned in "The Truth") and Wallace Sonky, of course, makes rubber preventatives.
George Aggy. All are postmen, in fact, but George Aggy is the most senior of them.
Pump 19. Pump 19, also knows as Mr. Pump, is a golem. He is called Pump 19 because he was originally designed to pump water out of a well.
Postmaster General. Indeed, he was offered the position of Postmaster General of Ankh-Morpork, as states the title: "Going Postal".
Albert Spangler. Rufus Drumknott is one of Lord Vetinari's clerks, and Crispin Horsefry is a member on the board of the Grand Trunk Company. Reacher Gilt is the Chairman.