Five things you didn’t know about Oregon State

Friday, December 29, 2006 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 12:04 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 4, 2008

1 OSU claims some strange world records, like the longest tractor run in 2003 and the longest poetry reading in 1960.

2 The Beavers first mascot was a bulldog, though it was unofficial. Other unofficial mascots included Jimmie the coyote and former pastor Dr. John Bell.

3 OSU has a student organization called the Hydrophiles to advance the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of water.

4 The Beavers are two-time Pineapple Bowl champions, a New Year’s Day bowl game that used to be played in Honolulu, Hawaii.

5 OSU won the 1942 Rose Bowl, the only Rose Bowl played outside Pasadena, Calif. The move was because of blackout on the west coast after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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