Many things conspired to make this mailbag late. Most end with "ife." Life, wife, general strife, the search for nightlife (well, not really), being held captive by the blade of a knife....
Since I'm hungry, here are a few food-related useless facts to whet your appetites:
- If an egg is placed in water and floats, it is "off" and should not be eaten.
- Watermelons are 92% water by weight.
- Humans consume approximately 12 pubic hairs per year, on average.
- Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
- Humans consume approximately 30 pounds of lettuce a year, which is approximately five times the amount consumed in the 1900s.
- No one really knows when donuts were invented, or who invented them.
- There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown worldwide.
- Butter tea, made up of Yak butter, salt, and tea leaves, is a common Tibetan drink.
- Apples, potatoes, and onions all taste the same if eaten with your nose plugged.
- Grapes explode when microwaved.
- There are more than 500 varieties of banana.
- Banana "trees" are actually giant herbs, not trees.
- A-1 Steak Sauce contains both orange peels and raisins.
- Coffee-flavored Pez are a real thing.
- The average ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged in 16 rows.
- Jelly Belly brand jelly beans were the first jelly beans ever sent to outer space, aboard the June 21, 1983 voyage of the Challenger.
- It takes about 1/2 a gallon of water to cook a pot of macaroni, and another 1/2 gallon to clean the pot.
- Hersheys supplies M&Ms free to the White House, but only the peanut ones.
- Pecans are the only food that doesn't have to be dehydrated or otherwise treated to be sent into space.
- The eggplant is part of the thistle family.
- Most of the vitamin C of a plant is contained in the pith.
- The bat on the Bacardi label is there because the sugar cane used in the drinks is grown in soil made fertile by excessive bat guano.
- Bubbles in Guinness beer sink to the bottom instead of floating to the top, as they do in other beers.
DawgfromtheBay:How long until Psalm Wooching is replaced at buck? I have never been impressed with him, and with the young talent of Tevis Bartlett and the incoming true freshman, it seems like only a matter of time until we are seeing a lot of them and a lot less throat slashing.
ElvislovesUW:Excellent article on UW using brand new safer helmets for the future. What are some other safety equipment being explored to use? Like the change to Soccer/Rugby style tackling. What are some of the other techniques being implemented into football?BMan:How much do you think the work on rugby style safe tackling will affect Death Row?
Mickeyavalanche:My question centers around play calling on both sides of the ball. I don't pretend to be an expert in Coach P's offense, but is it safe to assume they will open the playbook up a bit and if so, what might we expect to see there? Defensively I'm curious to know if we will see more exotic blitz and cover packages given how stacked that unit is. I'd be curious to hear your take.
gliderdawg:Is there a term for the confluence of contradicting emotions when the birth of football season is nears as summer's death approaches?
Rhaego:Final input.... Well, not really: Hype is validated by season outcome? Or we crash and burn?Jon May:Will my winter, spring and summer enthusiasm get crushed this year or will I be happier than a pig in a shit pile by the end of the season?
gliderdawg:Are you as excited as I am at the many new position changes and how players might respond? I mean, can you even imagine the many new possibilities for explosive Lind-quakes!? "Bam!"
UWdadVanc:Which is the most important position battle that needs to be answered during camp?
UWRosebowl:What O line commits will we get?Chris Denton:I'd like to hear more about recruiting particularly lineman. I heard nothing last time.Olystubbie:Update on recruiting. Who is really looking good for our last few spots. Any sleepers
Rhaego:I might make a fanpost about this: My recent trip to Alaska left me wondering if Duck fans are "better fans" than us... thoughts? What about the Cougs? Does wearing the logo or pasting it to our cars reflect good fan-ship?Mike Pitzler:Rusty Ryan from AtQ was on Conquest Chronicles on July 27 accusing us of "trying to push Oregon out of the Pacific Coast League multiple times, and lobbying with other schools to keep Oregon out of bowls so that Washington could go." I think the main offense was about the Rose Bowl in 1948. Do we have an answer to these accusations? They seem to think they have a special cause for their hate. If we can't, can we apologize for the sins of our forebears, and get on with a normal good-natured rivalry?
Ozdawg:Should we be concerned that one of UWs most successful coaches just quit to go to ASU.. I am speaking of Matt Thurmond the UW Men's golf coach. I noticed it didn't get much play when it happened but I am concerned that our new AD was not able to hold onto such a quality coach. Have you heard anything as to why he left?
Ragu:Let's argue about Pac12 expansion again. Will Colorado/Arizona teams/UCLA leave? Will we acquire anyone?
dawgincostarica:What happened to the huge Husky helmet that used to go around the old stadium track when we scored ?
Rhaego:Percent chances: Losing streak to ASU ends. Losing streak to Oregon ends.
sw-Husky:Any ideas on how much longer CP is going to coach? My feeling based on how he didn't leave Boise for so long is that UW may be his last job. Do you think UW has plans for the future?
OsidePup:There is some speculation going on as to what Jeff Tedford inputs will be and the significance of his contributions to the overall success of the team. Tell us what they are paying him to help us to understand the value of his inputs. And since he cannot actually coach, or have direct interaction with the players, in what format will his inputs be in - written, oral, video, or some etheral or subliminal combination of the three?
Rhaego:Ranking after starting 3-0? Stanford's ranking coming into our Friday matchup? Final ranking of the season?
DPTdawg:What is the Story with Will Dissly? Showed some potential as a true Fr - then gets switched to TE but it appears we have pleanty of depth with Daniels, Sample, Ajamu, ETC -- is the Depth on the DL really that good or is there something more to this story?
bigdave:If/When UW makes it to the Rose Bowl (or CFP) this year, what excuse do I give my new wife to let me get tickets and fly cross country to attend? Early Valentines Day trip?
Jon May:Over/under on freshman that get redshirts this year?
IsIsaiahtheMessiah?--IT4:How excited should I be feeling about the recent Bball commitments of Blake Harris and M. Diarra? Arguably both were nice pickups for different reasons. Two more out of state prospects who have either been highly touted (Harris) or with a lofty ceiling (Diarra). Yet with Porter Jr. and Nowell securely on board, and it still being quite early in the 2017 recruiting cycle, I have to admit my enthusiasm was merely lukewarm upon seeing 2/3 stars commit to us, considering the big sharks we've already landed and who should likely be attracting some other big names. Romar calculus or not, schollys are finite. So are these guys 3 stars like IT was a 3 star, i.e. WAY under the radar? Or just your run of the mill program-fillers?
Tim:A while back there was a ton of reports out there that said Budda Baker was going to get some plays on offense. Haven't heard anything about that in quite some time. Is Budda on offense still a thing or is that scenario gone for good?
dawgincostarica:Brad...With the 1991 national Championship team being recognized this Fall,Why doesn't UDub recognize the team (National Championship) of 1960 Helms Athletic Foundation?While at it...Why not the 1984 team (11-1) recognized by the Berryman Football News (11-1) It;s the year BYU "won" the title while playing no teams with a winning record ! (how's that possible?
Justin Yim:Only gold helmets this year? Is that for real?
BENshakalaka:Ever since I moved to Seattle in 2013, I've been a huge football fan, specifically watching the Huskies, of course. However, I don't quite have the knowledge of the offensive/defensive concepts that many of the other commenters on this site have. Are there any good resources you'd recommend I could visit to increase my X's and O's knowledge before the upcoming season?
Dawg4ever:Please predict the UW men's BB team starters and the reserves who will be in the rotation for conference play. It would be great to predict their PPG and either their RPG or the APG, depending on position.
Dawg4ever:Please list the 4-5 most difficult games for the FB Dawgs, in order of difficulty. Give a forecast if you think it will be a W or a L. Then give us a season record forecast.
gliderdawg:Are you having a good summer? I hope you have a great summer! (but, not too good...we need you to keep your saltiness fresh for an edge!)