Flying Without Wyngz . . .

“Wyngz” is the term permitted by the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service to indicate a food product that is in ‘the shape of a wing or a bite-sized appetizer type product’ but contains no wing meat. To use the term the food must actually be white meat chicken (with or without skin) and a there must also be a conspicuous, prominent and legible description (for example ‘contains no wing meat’) wherever the term appears, with an asterisk (*) to link to the description.

Winging It . .

What does the term “wyngz” mean and what is it used for?

It’s Off to Work We Go!

Some of the other dwarfs names reportedly considered by Disney for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs we know today were Hickey, Sniffy, Stuffy, Burpy, Tubby, Shorty and Dizzy, Chesty, Wheezy, and Awful.
. . and in answer to the bonus question, Dopey’s the only one without a beard!

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off . . .

Before settling on the Seven Dwarfs we know today, Disney considered other names for them . . . name at least three names that didn’t make the cut.
For an added bonus, what’s unique about Dopey?

No Ball? No Problem

When Stanford organized its first football team in 1892, mighty California (University of California, Berkeley) challenged them to a game.  Stanford’s freshly minted football manager purchased new uniforms on credit, rented a stadium for $250, and had thousands of tickets printed, selling at $2 each.  Despite having sold all the tickets, fans kept coming, and by the time the game started thousands of people filled the stadium, with thousands more jammed into driveways surrounding the field.  The teams finally took the field, but the young team manager had forgotten one small detail –  the football!!!

The freshman manager, in a panic, asked the sporting goods dealer who had sold him the uniforms, to ride into town (horseback in those days), but he couldn’t find a football.  He did, however, find a bladder for a punching bag, stuck it inside a pigskin, bought it, and an hour later returned to the field.  Misshapen as the ball was, they played the game and Stanford, in a major upset, won 14-10.  That enterprising young team manager would later go on to become President of the United States. His name was Herbert Hoover.

Stanford Football

What Stanford Football team manager went on to become President of the United States?

The Sun Will Come Out . . .

The newsletter of The Procrastinators’ Club of America is called Last Month’s Newsletter.

I think they plan on changing it at some point, but their meeting keeps getting postponed.

I’ll Ask Ya?


is the only U.S. state whose name can be typed on one row of keys on a U.S. standard typewriter/keyboard – go ahead, try the others. I’ll wait.