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  Welcome friends to another edition of Rocky’s Nut Brunch.  This week I have a challenge for YOU.  You have to find your interesting bit of information in your assignment here.  This is what you need to do:

〉 Open up your web browser to google.com – the search engine

〉 Type in the word askew in the search bar and hit enter

〉 Definition of Askew:  Not in a straight line or level position.  So tell me what happens to your screen when you type in askew and hit search?

You’re welcomed.  SO much fun entertainment huh?

 
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Posted by on 02/25/2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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 Welcome my friends to another edition of Rocky’s Nut Brunch.  This week I want to talk about national animals.  Specifically what is the national animal of Scotland.  I bet you don’t know.  Am I right?   I did some research on this and you will be surprised to know that the national animal of Scotland is – a Unicorn.  Really it is.  You can google it.  Because you know it’s on the web.  Are you wondering why the Unicorn is their national animal?

“Well since the 12th century, a unicorn has been a Scottish heraldic symbol when it was used on an early form of the Scottish coat of arms by William I.”

Strange but interesting tidbit of information, right?  But let’s not stop there.  There are other strange national animals.  The komodo dragon is the national animal for Indonesia.  The phoenix is the national animal for Greece.  Monaco has three national animals – the hedgehog, the rabbit and the wood mouse.

 

 
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Posted by on 02/18/2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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Here is an interesting fact for you.  Often I hear mom/dad go to bed and when they settle I always notice they are holding hands.  I’ve often wondered about this and the reasoning behind it.  I finally asked and they told me.  They are lifetime otters.  Really no joking.

Otters hold hands when they go to sleep so that they don’t drift away from each other.  aaww – now isn’t that cute?  Now I know why mom/dad hold hands when they sleep.

 
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Posted by on 02/11/2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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Brigham Young University has a very strict dress code.  Of course, you might see a single ear piercing in each ear on a woman but more than likely no more than that.  And of course, none in men.  You won’t see tattoo’s either and no tank tops bearing midriffs. And you won’t see any of the colorful hair designs or spiked hair that you might see at some other colleges.  But here’s something you might not know.

Male students enrolled at Brigham Young University need a doctor’s note to grow a beard.  Yep, you heard that right.  It’s in the Brigham Young University honor code.  No beards.  Men can have a trimmed mustache – but no beard.  The only exception is for medical reasons and then there is a step by step process to get approved to grow a beard.

Thoughts?

 

 
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Posted by on 02/04/2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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Welcome back friends to another week of Rocky’s Nut Brunch.  I’m coming across so much interesting information these days.  Today is another great one to share.

Do you know the name of Edward “Steady Ed” Headrick?  I bet you know his work.  Headrick was the inventor of – wait for it – the frisbee.  See how it’s funny that we know the inventions but not always the name, right?  Headrick felt that the frisbee had some kind of spirit involved and wasn’t just a playful toy thrown back and forth.  He thought of the frisbee as making beautiful flight.

Headrick passed away in 2002.  And like many other creators, he wanted something special done to his ashes.  For years he joked with his family but when it came towards the end, he told them he was serious.  He wanted his ashes mixed into new versions of the frisbee into limited editions.  Headrick then wanted these special edition frisbees sold and all proceeds to be put towards a museum in his honor.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 01/28/2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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Have you ever heard of Robert “Bob” Geary?  Chances are, you haven’t.  Geary was a police officer in San Francisco, California in the 80’s/90’s.  In the early 90’s, he was assigned to North Beach where officers were meant to be highly visible and to come up with creative ways to earn the trust of the citizens living in the area.  Geary had a master’s degree in education and and undergraduate degree in art.  He thought hard about how he could perform his job and have fun.  He decided he would buy an expensive wooden dummy and teach himself by audiotape of how to use the dummy in his job.

He chose the name of his dummy as Officer Brendan O’Smarty.  Kind of a play on words with O’Smarty being a dummy and Brendan as a first name to give him a little dignity.  Geary even went a little further with O’Smarty by dressing him up in a patrol uniform with a hat and water pistol.  And don’t worry, O’Smarty had a badge number too – it  was 1/2 – LOL

In 1993, the entire city of San Francisco voted about whether a police officer was allowed to carry a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty while on patrol. He was voted in by a narrow percentage of 51% for and 49% against.   Geary and O’Smarty protected the streets of San Francisco all the way up until his retirement in 1998.

 

Information/Picture off of Getty Images and Wikipedia

 
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Posted by on 01/21/2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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Have you ever  had a Pringles?  You know the potato chip that is curved that fit so snugly in a tall skinny can?  They are highly addictive and you can’t just eat one.  Sometimes if you are lucky, all of the Pringles are whole and there are no crumbs in the bottom of the can, unlike when you get a bag of chips.

Fredric J Baur was a chemist and food storage tech that worked for Proctor & Gamble.  In 1966, Baur came up with the idea of a tubular container for these awesome chips called Pringles.  He filed for the patent and was granted the patent in 1970.  The rest you can say is history.

But here’s a tidbit of information that will blow your mind.  Baur retired from Proctor and Gamble in the early 1980’s.  He died May 4, 2008 of Alzheimer’s.  Baur had told his family that when he died, he wanted to be buried in a can of Pringles.  So on the way to the funeral home upon his death, his family stopped at a local Walgreens and bought an iconic can or Pringles.  Bauers remains upon his creation were then split between a Pringles can, in an urn placed with the Pringles can and another urn that was given to his grandson.

 

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Rocky’s Nut Brunch

Hello dear friends – it’s me Rocky the Squirrel in my very first Rocky’s Nut Brunch.  I will be posting on Sundays for your amusement.  Sometimes it will be fun filled facts of information while others it will be bits of knowledge that will blow your mind.  I hope that you enjoy this new series.

Today I want to talk about Cap’n Crunch.  Did you eat that cereal growing up… or still do now as an adult?  Did you know that Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.  And his ship was called S.S. Guppy.

Blow someone’s mind the next time you bring up this information.  But I have to ask too…. after all of these years why is he still a Captain?

 
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Posted by on 01/07/2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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