The breeder brought home the frozen concoction and told his wife to thaw it on the stove. A few minutes later, she visited him in the barn. "Does colostrum have a thick texture?" she asked suspiciously. He shook his head and told her to thaw it some more. Soon, however, she returned again, this time with a puzzled look. "Do you think colostrum should have carrots in it?" she asked.
The breeder immediately called the vet, who was terribly embarrassed. He apologized for having given the breeder a container of frozen cream-of-potato soup his wife had made the previous weekend.
THERE'S A REASON FOR EVERYTHING
Last Wednesday in Indianapolis, around 8:40 p.m., Indiana Pacer Herb Williams threw a basketball the length of the court and swished it through the net to set what is thought to be an NBA record for the longest successful shot ever: 81 feet. At about the same moment in Kansas City, Danny Salisbury of the Continental Basketball Association's Detroit Spirits scored a basket from 65'2", establishing a record for that league. CBA commissioner Jim Drucker credits "cosmic influence" for the coincidence, noting, "There's a mystic guru of long shots somewhere in the universe."
PLEASE, LEE, RESTRAIN YOURSELF
In announcing that the University of South Florida had landed three basketball recruits, coach Lee Rose said, "Given the fact that these three young men have signed national letters of intent with USF, I'd say, if they remain academically successful and if they deport themselves properly, stay healthy and injury-free, we will look forward to their coming to USF with enthusiasm next fall and being part of our program."
A VISION OF SAFETY
A week ago, after the Boston Bruins' Charlie Simmer suffered an eye injury that may keep him out of action until next month, we called upon all NHL players to start wearing helmets with protective eye shields. We're pleased to report that five Bruins have since donned the visors for the first time, among them defenseman Mike O'Connell (No. 20, pictured above), who hadn't even worn a helmet before. "My family has been after me to do it for a long time," noted O'Connell. Added right wing Dave Pasin, another new visor-user, "It's so crazy, man, what can happen, and so innocently. It's just not worth it."