Alien pods: A farmer in Japan had an overabundance of Chinese cabbages last year, so he decided to leave some in the field to become natural fertilizer. The farmer didn’t realize that by spring, his field would resemble a scene from the 1979 sci-fi movie, Alien. The cabbages ended up looking like rows and rows of alien eggs ready to hatch. This occurred because the cabbages have an outer layer of water that froze. The resulting
gray-brown, oblong “pods” might scare someone who has seen the movie, but they are really just heads of rotten cabbage!
Cuddly, but not cute: The sphynx is a breed of cats with hairless bodies and lots of wrinkles. One of these felines, Xherdan of Rüti, Switzerland, is becoming known due to social media. His owner, Sandra Filippi, realizes that not all people would find Xherdan to be a cute cat; they may even call him ugly! But she doesn’t care because she loves her unique pet. Xherdan has long ears and skin with so many folds that it looks like a brain. But his skin is silky to the touch and he’s as cuddly as a longhaired kitten. He’s also smart and
extroverted, which are personality traits of this breed
Big complainer: Bernie Carroll of Liverpool, England, is in the habit of sending angry letters to his local newspaper, and he’s been doing it daily since 1978. The Liverpool Echo is the recipient of all the mail. Carroll started doing this many years ago to rant about the politics of the time, and today he gives his
opinions on anything and everything. For example, he writes about the thoughtless behavior of dog owners who don’t pick up after their pets and about people who make too much noise setting off fireworks. For Carroll, writing letters is cathartic because it lets him express his irritation in a creative way.
Garden mania: A unique gardening competition in Japan is known as the Kei Truck Garden Contest. In it, competitors use the bed of a Kei Truck (or kei-tora) as the canvas for their creations. These small trucks are well-known in Asia for use in construction and agriculture. Once a year, competitors meet at
the designated location with an empty truck. Then, they begin their creative projects and soon the truck beds are filled with soil, greenery, flowers, pebble paths, waterfalls, benches, and even aquariums. The mini-garden creations are ranked by a panel of judges who name a winner.
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” —Lao-tzu
“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact.” —George Eliot
Madison Community Center | Zumba Classes for all levels
Zumba- Monday 7PM-8PM, Boot Camp -Wednesday 7PM-8PM, Beginners- Thursday 6:30PM-7:30PM AND Saturday 9AM-10AM
Late Night Lights
Cheekwood | Through January 7, 2021
Late Night Lights tickets are $20 for Youth or Adult tickets and must be reserved in advance online prior to visiting. No tickets will be sold on-site.
Music Valley’s Cruise In Pop Up Music Valley Dr| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020 AT 10 AM CST – 5 PM CST Come and Browse some amazing cars from 9-12 at Music Valley’s Cruise in Hosted by @NashvilleCoffee’s and then shop some amazing vendors among the pop up!
Germantown Art Crawl| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2020 AT 6 PM CST – 9 PM CST
The event takes place the 3rd Saturday of the month from 6pm-9pm. Artists can apply via email at [email protected]
Food Truck Feast in East Nashville – FALL SEASON
400 Davidson St, Nashville, TN 37213 | Saturday’s 11:00AM- 5:00PM
Nashville Vodka Festival
Downtown Nashville | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2020 AT 11 AM CST – 3 PM CST
Local Art, Music, Business…Free Event & Cash Bar
Nashville Mimosa Crawl
Alley Taps | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020 AT 11 AM CST – 5 PM CST
Ticket Types: General Admission $15 – Includes Discounted Mimosas and Entry into the Event with Giveaways.
Age: 21+ | www.eventbrite.com/e/nashville-mimosa-crawl-tickets-85806805465
Light for sailors: Located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland, Cape Spear is the easternmost point in North America. It is home to the Cape Spear Lighthouse, which was built in 1836.
Marriage proposal: American children’s entertainer Fred Rogers (better known as Mister Rogers) proposed to Joanne Byrd by letter. When she received the letter, she phoned him to accept his proposal. They were married in 1952. He passed away in 2003.
Furry fisher: A member of the weasel family, fishers are like large martens. They live across Canada and in some bordering states in the United States. Fishers are among the few animals that prey on porcupine.
Big rock: The largest rough diamond of gem quality ever found is known as the Cullinan Diamond. It was found in 1905 and was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, who founded the South Africa mine where the diamond was discovered.
Orbiting Earth: The International Space Station orbits the earth nearly 16 times per day. Up to 10 astronauts can be aboard conducting research. Space agencies from five principal countries are involved with the Space Station.
- Three states of age: youth, middle age, and “you’re looking fine!”
- What did the CD player say to the band leader? “Put me in, coach. I’m ready to play.”
- Parent: “I’ve got to teach you the value of a dollar!”
Child: “You have! That’s why I asked you to loan me 10.”
- What did Paul Revere say when he finished his famous ride? “Whoa!”
- Judge: “Are you guilty or not guilty?”
Defendant: “That’s for me to know and you to find out.”
1. Which creature can rotate its head 270 degrees?
2. What tools are used in the sport of crew?
3. What is the title for a Japanese emperor?
4. Orecchiette, pappardelle, and tagliatelle are types of what?
5. In what sport does Simone Biles excel?
See answers at bottom of page.
1. An owl 2. Oars 3. Mikado 4.Pasta 5. Gymnastics