Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fan Fanatics




I just watched the BYU football team beat Georgia Tech pretty handily 38-20. I usually don’t watch entire games, but this one I did (other than the 20 minutes I left to help my son-in-law move a dresser) only because our youngest son (who attends BYU) was at work and wanted me to text him the scores at the end of each quarter. I find I have too much other stuff to do and so I usually catch the highlights later of the BYU Cougars and the Calgary Stampeders (Yes, I haven’t forgotten my upbringing). It was a great win. So in celebration, a little BYU fan trivia.

In 1984, super Cougar fan Gary Jensen of Sandy, Utah did what to his backyard?

a.      Made a mini Cougar Stadium in his back yard

b.      Transplanted actual Cougar Stadium turf into his backyard

c.       Painted his grass blue

d.      Mounted a stuffed Cougar

Yesterday’s answer:

b.   A. Theodore Tuttle

 

The famous flag raising in 1945 on the captured Japanese island of Iwo Jima was made possible, in part, thanks to a Mormon. The original flag wasn’t dramatic enough for the photographer, so Elder A. Theodore Tuttle, a marine, was sent to his ship to retrieve a larger flag. The resulting photo became world famous.

 

Paul B. Skousen, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort Inc., 2004), 25.

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