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A major WWII battle started 75 years ago which changed the tide of a war and changed the people who fought in it

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Seventy-five years ago was the start of one of an important battle in WWII, one that effectively ended any Nazi hopes for victory. But, it came at a cost.

WWII veterans remember Hitler’s ‘last gamble’ at the Battle of the Bulge
At the Battle of the Bulge 75 years ago, the Nazi dictator made a desperate attempt to turn the tide of the war.

Frosted Flakes

Haiby Earns Weekly Honor Roll Spot - University of Nebraska
Nebraska sophomore Sam Haiby earned her second spot on the Big Ten Women's Basketball Honor Roll when the conference announced its weekly awards on Monday, Dec.

Anton Stephenson Earns NCAA Today’s Top Ten Award - University of Nebraska
Former Husker All-American men's gymnast Anton Stephenson has been named a 2020 Today's Top Ten Award Winner, the NCAA announced on Tuesday.

Huskers already thinking about 2020 season | Huskers HQ | theindependent.com
The 2019 volleyball season ended for John Cook and the Nebraska volleyball team ended in the same place — the UW Fieldhouse in Madison — as the 2007 season.

Huskers hand out team awards
The Nebraska football team announced its team award winners on Sunday evening, including four awards that will also be presented at the Outland Trophy dinner in Omaha on Jan. 15.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Sports Media Awards 2019: SI's top broadcast team, shows, podcasts - Sports Illustrated
From the best broadcast team to the biggest disruptor, to the best on-air call and the biggest disappointment, here are the 2019 SI Media Award winners.

With 5 teams hoarding top-tier recruiting talent, College Football Playoff picture won't change anytime soon
If you happen to be tired of pretty much the same teams making the College Football Playoff every year, well, sorry, but you might as well get used to it.

Be Water, My Friend | By Zhang Weili
Every three months I would hit a wall, feeling down and lost, and I’d have to ask myself whether all of this was really worth it. But every time I did, the answer was yes. I wanted to fight in the UFC. And I wanted it too much to stop.

World Darts Championships: Fallon Sherrock is first woman to beat man
At the 2019 PDC World Darts Championships, Fallon Sherreck became the first woman to defeat a man, beating Ted Evetts 3-2.

The Top Men’s College Basketball Teams Just Keep Losing | FiveThirtyEight
And it started to become clear that there may be no dominant team in college basketball this season.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Ancient “Chewing Gum” Yields Insights into People and Bacteria of the Past – University of Copenhagen
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in extracting a complete human genome from a thousands-of-years old “chewing gum”.

Unearthing the mystery of the meaning of Easter Island’s Moai | UCLA
The Rapanui people most likely believed the ancient monoliths helped food grow on the Polynesian island, a new study reveals.

(4) Singapore University of Technology and Design: Research News
Instead of waiting for a suitable donor or having the risk of their body rejecting a transplanted organ, 3D printed organs allow patients to have a customised organ fabricated specifically to replace their faulty ones.

Electric Eel Lights Up Christmas Tree In Tennessee : NPR
An electric eel in Chattanooga, Tenn., is sparking a little holiday cheer.

Teacher creates ingenious exam question to find cheaters and catches 14 students - Mirror Online
A teacher who became fed up with students using their mobile phones to find answers and cheat on university exams came up with a devious way to catch them out - and failed the pupils who fell for it

Hackers steal data for 15 million patients, then sell it back to lab that lost it | Ars Technica
LifeLabs said it negotiated with hackers after they demanded a ransom.

Then There’s This

What Happens When You Set Seven Roombas Against Five Gallons Of Chocolate Pudding? - Digg
Keep this critical knowledge in mind, in case you ever have a big chocolate pudding mess to take care of.

Driver Who Used ‘Excessive’ Amount of Air Freshener Blows Own Car up by Lighting Cigarette
Authorities said a car in the U.K. exploded after the driver sprayed excessive amounts of air freshener then lit a cigarette.

Best Thing I Saw on the Internet This Week

One of the best comics of all time is now online!!

The Far Side Comic Strip by Gary Larson - Official Website | TheFarSide.com
Visit the official online home of The Far Side comic strip by Gary Larson for your daily dose of Gary’s classic cartoons.