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
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.