Sorting out hot days and famous Phoenix TV stars
OK, people, we have a winner in the annual Wonderfully Wonderful Valley 101 Guess the First 100 Degree Day contest.
It’s Jan Ioset of Scottsdale, who guessed 3 p.m. Tuesday, just 12 minutes off the official time of 2:48 p.m. Jan wins tickets to a future Arizona Diamondbacks game.
And the winning guess was filed several days ahead of the actual event, unlike some of you who sort of cheated and entered late Tuesday morning, but still got it wrong.
Now, on to other matters.
When I was 6 years old and living in the Valley my parents took me to a TV station to be on a kids show.
I thought it was called “Sunset Carson.” The hook was you held up a photo of Sunset Carson and he shot a bullet through the photo. I can’t find any info on this.
I think you have your old cowboys mixed up.
Sunset Carson was a B-movie cowboy hero of the 1940s and ’50s. It’s possible, I suppose, you might have seen him at some sort of promotional event, but he did not have a regular TV presence in Phoenix.
It is possible you are thinking of Lew King, who had popular radio and TV talent shows back in those days, or perhaps Gold Dust Charlie — Ken Kennedy — whose show later gave us the immortal Wallace and Ladmo. If you pluck out an eyebrow hair
that’s gone gray, does it grow back gray?
If you actually pluck it out follicle and all — ouch — it probably won’t grow back at all. If the follicle is still in place, the eyebrow will grow back, but whether is it will grow back gray is not certain.
That’s because melanogenesis — the process by which hair follicles make the pigment that gives hair its color — does not always work the same way from hair to hair.
Valley 101 Clay Thompson Arizona Republic USA TODAY NETWORK