Rocky Random Facts for 12/9

1.  Reindeer can change the color of their eyes.  Their eyes change from golden brown to blue during the dark Arctic winter months to help them catch more light.  (However, they’re not able to change the color of their nose, which is why Rudolph was screwed.) (???) 2.  The University of Oregon’s duck mascot is based…

Rocky Random Facts for 12/8

Rocky Random Facts for 12/8

1.  African grey parrots are the best species at learning human sounds . . . and they can have a repertoire of about 60 human words. 2.  The first player ever drafted in the NFL never played in a game, because of a contract holdout.  Jay Berwanger was taken as the first pick in the…

Rocky Random Facts for 12/7

Rocky Random Facts for 12/7

1.  There are 356,739 religious congregations in the U.S.  That’s one for about every 934 Americans.  But the overall average congregational size is about 451. 2.  The best-selling car of all time is the Toyota Corolla.  More than 50 million of them have been sold worldwide since it came out in 1966.  That’s more than…

Operation BeYoutiful Continues To Grow and Help More Area Women

Operation BeYoutiful Continues To Grow and Help More Area Women

Operation BeYoutiful is a program that was launched to provide wigs to young girls going through Cancer treatments. It has grown to include women of all ages (and a couple guys) going through Cancer treatment, but also other types of medically related hair loss. They also provide meal plans, counseling, and more! We talked to…

Rocky Random Facts for 12/6

Rocky Random Facts for 12/6

1.  Southern Baptists have 51,379 churches in America . . . more than any other religious group. 2.  The first gold record ever went to “Chattanooga Choo Choo” by Glenn Miller.  His record company gave it to him in 1942 for selling 1.2 million copies.  The Recording Industry Association of America took over the “gold…

A Johnstown Christmas, Local Musicians Teamed Up For Charity

A Johnstown Christmas, Local Musicians Teamed Up For Charity

In 2017 and 2018, A Johnstown Christmas Volumes One and Two were released. The collection featured area musicians like Josh Gallagher, Walt and Jackie, Jazz In Your Face, The Johnstown Symphony, and more. You can still purchase the CD or purchase your favorite tracks online. The money raised goes to The Santa Fund, which raises…

Rocky Random Facts for 12/5

Rocky Random Facts for 12/5

1.  In the U.S. Virgin Islands, you drive on the left side of the road.  It’s the only U.S. territory that does that.  And, because most of the vehicles are federalized imports, drivers also sit on the left-hand side of the car. 2.  A FALSE claim was once made that Pittsburgh has more bridges than…

An Infamous Time in Cambria County’s History Profiled In New Book

An Infamous Time in Cambria County’s History Profiled In New Book

In 1988, Judge Joe O’Kicki was one of the top legal minds in the country. He was president judge of Cambria County with a straight path to even bigger positions until an investigation found bribes, gambling, and more. Found guilty but pledging his innocence, he would flee and become an international fugitive. Author Bruce Siwy…

Rocky Random Facts for 11/23

Rocky Random Facts for 11/23

1.  Native English speakers have a tendency to put adjectives in “OSASCOMP” order when using multiple adjectives.  That’s “Opinion, Size, Age, Shape, Color, Origin, Material, and Purpose.” An extreme example utilizing ALL of them would be:  “It’s a beautiful, tiny, antique, boxy, brown, Japanese, wooden, rocking chair.” 2.   Before the Earth was covered in trees,…

Rocky Random Facts for 11/22

Rocky Random Facts for 11/22

1.  The fate of the Mayflower is unknown.  But some historians believe it was scrapped for its timber, then used to construct a barn in Jordans, England. 2.  The part of raw cookie dough that makes it dangerous to eat isn’t JUST the eggs . . . it’s the flour too.  The raw flour can…