Yard lines and endzones are extra

Ain’t gonna mow no mo’: More homeowners, looking to free themselves from mowing, fertilizing and weeding their lawns, are tearing up their grass sod and replacing it with artificial turf.

It’s not that we can’t see the advantages, but we’re wondering if walk-in clinics are going to see a rash of 7- to 12-year-olds with blown-out knees and turf toe.

Wasn’t that a breakfast cereal? Washington State University has named a new variety of apple that should be available in stores by 2019. Focus groups helped pick the new apple’s name, Cosmic Crisp.

Although the name suggests otherwise, it’s a cross of Enterprise and Honeycrisp apples; not a cross between an apple and marijuana.

Something to sniff at: Dog owners can choose from a number of canine-related apps for their smartphones, including ones that locate dog parks, connect them with other dog lovers and monitor the dog’s health using an electronic collar.

Most popular with the dogs themselves is a Yelp-like app that allows dogs, on a scale of one to five sniffs, to review and rate trees, fence posts and fire hydrants.

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