First for your reading pleasure, a collection of useless facts and possibly made-up truths. You decide which is which, and then let me know.
- Honking horns for newly married people is an old superstition to ensure great sex.
- Dr. Kellogg introduced Kellogg's Corn Flakes in hopes it would reduce masturbation.
- The sperm of a mouse is actually longer than the sperm of an elephant.
- In medieval France, unfaithful wives were made to chase a chicken through town, naked.
- The female Black Widow spider eats her mate during or after the course of procreation.
- In ancient Babylon, the cure for impotence was to eat the heart of a male partridge.
- When a Hawaiian woman wears a flower over her left ear, it means she is not available.
- The only nation beginning with the letter "A" and also not ending with the letter "A" is Afghanistan.
- The sentence, "The rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed." contains the nine different pronunciations of "ough" in the English language.
- The verb "cleave" is the only one in the English language with two synonyms that are antonyms of each other: "adhere" and "separate."
- The shape of the collenchyma's cells and the bubbles in beer foam are the same shape - they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.
- Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
- Cats have around 100 vocal sounds. Dogs have about 10.
- Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created special for Ronald Reagan.
- The first song played on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Operation Desert Shield was "Rock the Casba" by the Clash.
- Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history. Diamonds - Julius Caesar; Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne
(Anonymous):Can you give us a few names who you think might be close to committing? Also... the inevitable question... what is the status of the recruitment of Foster Sarrell?
(Anyonymous) (again):Suppose Browning is lost for the season to injury. Who do you think we'll beat (assuming they're at full strength)? (My take - Idaho, Portland St, Oregon State. Utah and Cal might be close too.)
ATotalWimp:Got any good prop bets for the Football Spring Preview?
dawgincostarica:Yeah,Brad,What differences do you see this Spring as opposed to the past two. I wonder with this year's expectations of more victories than in the past ...coaches,players etc behaving any different ?
ElvislovesUW:I noticed a lot of stretching during Spring practice; what type of conditioning can the players do to help prevent injuries to joints like the knee and shoulder?
GeddyT:There was a lot of pre-spring hype for walk-on receiver Jamon Jones. Not that I was expecting to be reading that he was inline for a starting spot or anything, but I realize that I haven't read or heard his name mentioned at all so far this spring. With such a prototype frame and a decent amount of buzz, I kind of figured we'd hear about it every time he does something even remotely promising in practice. So was that just a bit of false hope?
TheDawgPen:If you had to choose one thing...be that one position group, one aspect of UW's X's and O's, one personnel shortcoming that will keep UW from winning the Pac-12 in 2016, what is that one thing?
McKinleyville:What are the local rumors about Timmy Lincecum? Any interest at all from the Mariners? That was one serious surgery he had, I hope he can come back.
onewoodwhacker:Has anyone from the UW Dawg Pound applied for a UW Press Pass? What has to be done to get one?
UWdadVanc:Are there any positions that appear to be up-for-grabs?
Grad and Dad:Ah Spring, so many questions and so few real answers, as we learn things mostly through inference. I am interested in how the 16 D will evolve from the past two years. This staff has shown that they will adapt to the talent available. It seems to me that this years group will be much more physical, but perhaps not as quick off the edges as last year. Four guys over 300, Qualls (and others?) moving out to DT,and some really big bodies at DE and buck, just to name a few reasons. What type of D do you envision, and who do you think the key new contributors will be?
Grad and Dad:Speaking of the D, some offseason body changes were eyeopening to say the least. Azeem dropping 13 to 227! What? Do you think this is concerning or certain headaches for opposing RB and QB? How about Jaylen up 25 to 285, but Benning up only 1 to 271? Will these two battle it out for the starting DE? How about Jojo Mc, up 8 to a very solid 206. Will he be a downhill terror at SS ?What say your crystal ball?
Ozdawg:Does anyone have any insight on why or how Najee Harris made it on to campus. Was he just in Seattle or did he come up just to visit the team?