Today on KSR: Happy Umbrella Day!

Kindsey Bernhardover 2 years


Happy National Umbrella Day!

Today we honor the umbrella, one of life's most useful and invaluable inventions. Here are some fun Umbrella facts to start your day:
  • Brolly is a slang word for used for the umbrella that is often used in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
  • Bumbershoot was a fanciful Americanism for an umbrella from the late 19th century.
  • The basic umbrella was invented over four thousand years ago. There is evidence of umbrellas in the ancient art and artifacts of Egypt Assyria, Greece and China.
  • The Chinese were the first to waterproof their umbrellas for use in the rain. They waxed and lacquered their paper parasols.
  • One of the first umbrella shops in existence opened in 1830 in London, England. James Smith and Sons operate regular hours at the same location today.
  • In 1969, Bradford E. Phillips, the owner of Totes Incorporated of Loveland, Ohio, obtained a patent for the first "working folding umbrella."

Relive Saturday's Win With These Highlights

Matt House Is Staying at Kentucky

Matt House turned down the Kansas City Chiefs' offer to become their linebackers coach to stay at Kentucky. On Saturday afternoon, KSR got word that House's departure might have been a little premature. On Saturday night,  the University of Kentucky confirmed the news.
UPDATE: Matt House will stay at Kentucky

Brad Calipari's Shirt Was the Real Winner of Saturday's Game

Calipari wore a shirt that read "In Memory of When I Cared" during Saturday's game in Starksville. To all the people who keep yelling at him to wear Kentucky stuff, stop.

Is This The Worst Free Throw of All Time?

The New Zealand big man has a free throw percentage of 48%, the lowest on the Virginia Basketball team. I am SHOCKED.

Bill Walton Ate a Cupcake... With the Candle Still Lit

Bill Walton is a national treasure and I wish I could stay up late enough to watch PAC-12 games. During the Arizona State and Washington game, Walton took a bite out of a birthday cupcake with the candle still lit.  

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