Early Signing Day has come and gone and I think Scott Frost and Company have all exceeded our expectations in recruiting this year despite the disappointment of the 2019 season. I’m excited for what’s ahead but I will remain cautiously optimistic after what happened this season.
With Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus/Kwanza approaching, we’ve reached the time of year where Christmas/Holiday movies are watched endlessly and we debate whether or not a specific movie is a Christmas movie. Today we settle one of those debates once and for all.
Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
This poll is closed
What is your favorite Christmas Movie? Which Christmas movies have you been watching this month? Feel free to share that and also why Die Hard is a Christmas Movie in the comments. Anyways...onto Flakes.
Yesterday was Early Signing Day so you can catch up with all the information by the clicking the links from here at Corn Nation, Huskers.com, Hail Varsity, 247 Sports, Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha-World Herald and of course our press conference recap here.
In volleyball news, Lauren Stivrins and Lexi Sun were named AVCA All-Americans (second-team and third-team respectively. Nicklin Hames and Madi Kubik also received AVCA honorable mentions.
Travel and More
Here is How Long You Should Take Off to Feel Productive at Work Again | Travel | Travel and Leisure
Sleep Judge determined that vacations of 11 to 15 days were actually ideal for putting workers in the optimal emotional and physical health to return to work. About 76 percent of workers confirmed that they felt more energized after this length of time off, 65 percent felt more productive, and 56 percent felt more creative.
A Technical Glitch Gives Free Rides to Moscow Passengers | Travel | Travel and Leisure
Some lucky riders of the new Moscow Rail suburban line were surprised this week when a glitch with their pre-paid cards showed a balance of an extra $320 (20,000 rubles),
Remains of Hernan Cortes Ships Possibly Found off of Gulf of Mexico | Travel | Travel and Leisure
The anchors, which archaeologists believe date back 500 years, were found off the coast of Villa Rica, just north of the port city of Veracruz. The timeline would fit perfectly with that of Cortés as records show he landed in Veracruz in April 1519.
New Report Reveals Cities With Highest Tourist-to-Local Ratio | Travel | Lonely Planet
So where do tourists outnumber the locals by the largest margins? The results, which were found by comparing the population of the city to the number of international arrivals, might surprise you. (Hint: The Top Two are both in the US).
The Scottish Highlands May Introduce a New Tourist Tax For Campers | Travel | Lonely Planet
The Highland Council has approved a £1-per-night (€1.20) charge known as a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) to keep its towns and villages in good condition. This comes after the Scottish Government agreed to introduce legislation by 2021 to allow local authorities to introduce a levy...”
The World’s First Fully Electric Commercial Flight Has Taken Off | Travel | Lonely Planet
The ePlane was powered by a 560kW magni500 propulsion system, a high-power-density system that provides a clean and efficient way to power airplanes. The companies involved say that this historic flight signifies the start of the third era in aviation – the electric age.
The Items Most Often Stolen From Five-Star Hotels | Travel | Lonely Planet
Fancy TV sets are nine times more likely to disappear at five-star hotels, and high-dollar tablets, artwork, and mattresses – yes, mattresses – are being stolen more often as well.
16 European Cities That Are Even Better in the Winter | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler
A 20-degree-Fahrenheit day in Europe can be—dare we say it?—blissful. Some cities, beyond the Christmas market rush, are refreshingly crowd-free and inexpensive during the colder months, and they offer some seriously cozy experiences.
Why Do Canadian Airports Start With the Letter ‘Y’? | Travel | Airfarewatchdog
As air travel increased in the 1930s, it was important to identify if an airport had a weather/radio station located on its premises for safety and landing reasons. If it did, the letter Y for “yes” was added in front of the existing radio call sign. If there were no weather stations at the airport, a W would be administered for “without.”
Ancient Cave Art May Depict the World’s Oldest Hunting Scene | History | National Geographic
On the walls of a cave in southern Sulawesi, a humanoid figure about five inches wide hovers over the head of a warty pig, its arms connected to a long, spindly object. This figure, interpreted as a hunter in a 44,000-year-old mural, appears to have a stubby tail.
Six-Fingered People Exemplify Why An Extra Digit Means a Better Hand | Body | Inverse
Having six fingers can come with some sweet advantages: In this case, their extra digits were so dextrous that they worked like extra thumbs. It allowed them to tie sneakers with one hand, and otherwise perform tasks that would usually take a five-fingered person two.
Why Kids Love Garbage Trucks | Family | The Atlantic
For some kids, the weekly trash pickup is a must-see spectacle. Parents, children, waste-management professionals, and experts on childhood all offer theories as to why.
How Coal Country Becomes Solar Country | Science | The Atlantic
In one Colorado county, solar-energy-training classes are helping ease the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
The Age of Instagram Face | Social Media | The New Yorker
Instagram, which launched as the decade was just beginning, in October, 2010, has its own aesthetic language: the ideal image is always the one that instantly pops on a phone screen. The aesthetic is also marked by a familiar human aspiration, previously best documented in wedding photography, toward a generic sameness.
Nearly Half of Americans Claim They Had the Best Sex of Their Life in 2019 | Social Media | New York Post
Forty-four percent of people rate 2019 as their best year for sex yet, according to new research. The poll of 2,000 sexually-active Americans also discovered nearly half (47 percent) say their sex life was better in 2019 than in 2018. It was a year for experimenting, as one in six Americans tried phone sex for the very first time and a further 29 percent tried using a sex toy for the first time.
One Last Thing
This is completely insane!