You never know what you might find down the back of the sofa.

You never know what you might find down the back of the sofa.
February 09 09:55 2019 Print This Article

Ever had that irresistible urge to have a good sofa purge? It might be that you are in need of a few bits of change as it was at one time suggested and calculated that there was, in every sofa in the UK at least £5.43 to be found down the back of it or in its crevasses. This is not an exact science as it is very difficult for researchers to gain access to people homes on the auspice that they want to look down the back of their sofa for money. Finding bits of loose change is merely the tip of the iceberg. What other things have been found?Some are even quite strange and unusual. At least if you have a set of column radiators you won’t have that trouble, its very difficult to get things lost behind them. Have a look at some at

For example, imagine the delight and joy on the owner of the sofa in 2008 who on searching it found a Cadbury’s Wispa bar. Why the excitement? Well, the much sort after aeriated chocolate bar had ceased production 5 years before and was still in its best before date amazingly. The owner of the bar didn’t eat it. They put it on Ebay where it reached £200 pounds. A £199.40 pence profit.

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A lady bought a sofa. It seemed to by a very good price. What she didn’t realise is that she was getting a free gift with it. It wasn’t something the charity shop had planned mind you. In the sofa the lady discovered a fully functioning Cat that had been living in it for some time. Following an appeal on television the cat was returned to its rightful owner.

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We are all aware of the works of Michelangelo, inventor and artisan plus painter of the Sistine Chapel. It was something of a surprise then to find one of his works stashed down the back of a sofa when it was presumed lost after being taken down in the 1970’s following an accident with a tennis ball. After finding it the owner had it valued on a whim and it turned out to be one of the maestros lost pieces making it worth millions of pounds.

Another animal related tale comes to us again from the lists of those giving things away. A lady took a used sofa of the hands of some local residents with the intention of doing it up and refurbishing it. Following a spruce up and good old clean the sofa began its new life the family home. There was extreme consternation when a thin and starving snake suddenly slithered out of it. The lady was unable to save the poor beast and it sadly passed away. She decided on reflection to get rid of the sofa after that.

So, take care before you venture forth into the back of yours. You never know what you might find.

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