A few useless facts about animals this week.
- A giraffe's tongue is approximately 20 inches long.
- Some moths don't eat as adults, because they don't have mouths. They must rely on energy stored up as caterpillars.
- The seahorse is the slowest moving fish, traveling approximately 0.01 miles per hour.
- The milk of a hippopotamus is bright pink.
- A baby eel is called an elver.
- Cats are the only domestic animal without a single mention in the bible.
- The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion (the "roar" seen before some movies) lived in Memphis.
- Bats cannot walk.
- Frogs have teeth, but toads do not.
- Sharks and stingrays are immune to all known diseases, including cancer.
- Squirrels plant millions of trees by forgetting where they've buried nuts.
- The bottom of a horse's hoof is called a frog.
- Fish can get seasick.
- Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.
- Turtles can recognize faces.
- Ostriches can outrun horses, and the males can roar like lions.
- Deer are unable to digest hay.
- The duckbill platypus can hold up to 600 worms in its cheeks.
- Human birth control pills are effective on gorillas.
- North American oysters don't make pearls of any commercial value.
- The porpoise is the second-most intelligent animal on the planet.
Patently Purple:College football Mary-Bang-Kill. Mike Leach, Jim Harbaugh and Bobby Petrino. Go!
bowdown15:This is a shameless plug for the pick'em group that I made for members of this site, so I'll turn it into a question.... Do you want to join the college pick'em group I made for this site? Does anyone else?http://games.espn.com/college-football-pickem/en/group…Group: UW Dawg PoundPassword: Bowdown
HUSKY57:Where can I find a printable roster by name and by number?HUSKY57:no question found rosterHUSKY57:http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/washington.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/8/7/2016_FB_Fall_Roster.pdflink to roster by name, number
onewoodwhacker:The recruitment of Edmonds-Woodway HS DE Ali Gaye. This 6'6/260 monster is one of the BEST DE on the entire West Coast and he is right here in our backyard. He has offers from USC, ASU, Cal, Arizona, WSU and Oregon State. I would think that grades would be the concern but then there is the Cal, USC and Arizona offers so I took that off the table. Have you heard ANYTHING? This a position we have an abundance at and with a VERY limited class...still...do we possibly see a late offer if some of our other needs don't pan out?
Chris Denton:What's the Status on Sarrell Foster, Popo Aumavae, Ali GayeHuskyDawg.WIN.WIN.WIN.:So just how good is this Foster Sarell? And how badly (or not) do we need him to sign his LOI with us?YungJmoney:Can Peterson attract more 5* recruits to UW?Dawgman:What happened to recruiting roundup? Last update was Jun 12th?Jackstrong:Are there going to me anymore recruiting roundups?HUSKY57:Rated seventh in nation could be a recruiting tool saying we won't be satisfied till number one. Get on board.IrritatedHusky:Will there be any more recruiting roundups?Atomic Dawg:Same question as a couple month ago: when is coach Pete going to offer Cody Kanouse? We have zero recruits for the OL so far. Do you realistically seeSarrell and Bainivalu committing and if so when? This is reminding me of Coach Romar and the Aaron Gordon recruitment.
Mikesbike:What is the meaning of life?Is pigskin the missing fundamental element in a unified field theory of the cosmos?Do ducks quark?
I don't know if they quark or not, but they definitely qrap all over the place. You can hardly walk through campus when after they've paid a visit.
GinkoUW:As we hear that the defense is once again kicking the offenses butt in practice (same story as last Fall camp), how much concern is there for our offense this season? I get that our defense is vicious by no means should we hope they get beat, but it didn't help that we gave that credit to the defense last Fall camp.So after seeing the season result of last Fall's camp, should we be concerned that our guys still can't make headway in practice against the defense?
We haven't seen the results of fall camp, we've heard a few reports of the first few practices of fall camp. Be happy about the play of the defense. I wouldn't be overly concerned about the offense yet by any stretch. I'd wait at least a week before any of that on even the shallowest level, and until the offense has actually shown what it can do with a real game plan, before any actual panic.
PandG:We win the coin toss. Do we still defer to the defense or do we have confidence in trying for points?
Patently Purple:When is the Brad Johnson v Howling Husky boxing match? And will it be live on Twitter?
Blues247365:I'm an out of state Husky fan and will be my first home game in years. Looking for some advice on the best 2 or 3 (available) sections to but my tickets AND a recommended web site to purchase those tickets online. Thanks and GO DAWGS!
Patently Purple:In your "expert" opinion, what kind of improvement will we see out of the offense as a whole this year?
Rick Anacaona:KJ Young, Braydon Lenius and Nik Little..... How much are they going to be able to contribute this year?
He improved a lot from his freshman to sophomore seasons, and it's important to remember that he still hasn't played a ton of football, so he's on the steep part of the learning curve. I expect him to take another step this season, especially if he can improve as a blocker. He could be a 40-catch, 500-yard type of guy in 2016.
It's hard to know what to expect from a brand new veteran, but K.J. Young was definitely brought in to contribute. He's similar in size to Dante Pettis, and will probably compete for most of his reps at that flanker position. In watching some of his highlights, maybe the most impressive thing about him is how well he catches the ball with his hands, as opposed to letting it get into his body. It's going to be important to see what he can do as a blocker, though.
HuskyInExile:Which opposing team blog is the most fun for posts that exchange information / opinion in the week before a game?
Andrew M Smith:With all the hype, I wasn't ready for the t-shirt fans showing up. The last time the huskies were this popular, I was going to UW (2001). Any advice on how to deal with the bandwagon?
(anonymous):Last year, I saw a lot f Jake Browning running for his life, Myles Gaskin making decent runs despite defendes getting into the backfield unblocked and a whole lot of undewhelming receivers. Why should I be confident that this year will be different?
Darin Johnson:Now that the Dawgs have wrapped up the Pac-12 championship for 2016, it's time to sit back and take stock. Which Pac-12 teams would you trade futures with? For instance, it's a good bet USC is going to have more long-term success than, say, Oregon State.In fact, why don't you just rank all twelve teams from top to bottom in terms of net present value of future wins. Assume a 10% discount rate (i.e., a win next year is worth 0.9 wins this year). Show your work. Extra credit if you include a discussion of risk premium.
HRSPORTSFAN:Every once in awhile we hear Oregon fans talk about all of the terrible things UW did to them in our history (voting other teams into bowl games, etc.). How much truth is there, really, to these stories? Someone asked a similar question last week (as part of multiple questions) and it was not answered. I would be curious to know the Washington side to the stories.
MSDawg:Most fans/observers obviously hold very high hopes for the Dawg defense this year. Let's just say for argument that they really are the top defense in the Pac12 again this year, and one of the best in the country. In that context, how do we fairly judge the performance (and improvement over the next few weeks) of the offense? Let's pick on the o-line, for example. If they're giving up numerous sacks, is that because the d-line is just that ferocious or is it because they are a middling o-line?
OsidePup:The Stanford and USC games are likely to be sellouts. The stadium used to be able to add temporary seats (???) for over-capacity crowds. How will they handle that these days - admit "standing room only" spectators??
Goal Post:I think that if Chris Peterson sticks around for awhile his legacy as a Husky football coach will surpass that of Don James. What are your thoughts Brad?
McKinleyville:Given: Oregon's expectations are unreasonable (fans, alums, druggers, Phil?) andSince UDub will beat Oregon, when will Oregon (Knight) get a new coach? orWhen will Helfrich be fired? orUnder what conditions would Helfrich be fired?Please feel free to answer any of the above.
PatMan:Basketball - The huskies got to practice early and get some games in before the rest of college bb. How does that work, do they lose practices later? Or is it a bonus that all teams can take advantage of? Thanks
Darin Johnson:My cordless drill is missing. Have you seen it?