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Frosted Flakes: What Time Would You Prefer Your Nebraska Football Games?

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Do you like them at 11:00 am? 2:30 pm? Into the night?

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Rob Oller | Ohio State could be receiving team for noon kickoffs on Fox - Sports - Buckeye Xtra - Columbus, OH

Fox is altering its college football coverage by prioritizing its biggest Big Ten and Big 12 games at lunchtime on Saturdays, including at least several involving Ohio State. Besides the traditional noon kickoff for Ohio State vs. Michigan, it’s a good bet that OSU-Penn State on Nov. 23 will kick at noon, and the Buckeyes at Nebraska (Sept. 28) and against Wisconsin in the Horseshoe (Oct. 26) likely are in the mix as well.

What this is saying, basically, is that the best games are going to be morning games from here on out. It makes sense. the Big Ten tends to have that schedule to itself a little more than the other leagues, so why not capitalize on it?

Question is - do you guys like morning games?

I am guessing that if you’re a strong tailgater, you’d prefer a 2:30 pm game. Gives you plenty of time to get set up, get grills going, get some cold beverages going, and spend a few hours chatting with friends, other fans, and the like.

If you’re a fan of imbibing, you’d probably prefer the late games. There’s nothing like a night game at Memorial Stadium after fans have had the entire day to soak in some life-altering substances.

Or maybe not. Maybe you prefer to get up and go to the game with a clear head and then imbibe gobs after that, win or lose.

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More than 1 billion people are host to parasitic worms that take up residence in their intestines. For most, it’s a short stay, with the immune system evicting the worms in days or weeks and leaving no trace that the parasites were ever there.

When I first saw this headline “long-term parasites”, I thought it would be about adult children living with their parents. It is not.

Sportsin

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This sounds dumb, honestly.

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Then There’s This

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Ms Spade says the process for her company, Recompose, places a body in a hexagonal steel container filled with alfalfa, wood chips and straw.

The container is then shut, and the body decomposes naturally within 30 days, creating two wheelbarrows’ worth of soil.

First thing I thought was .... you can naturally decompose a body into dirt in 30 days? This is great news for serial killers. If only they had the facilities, the knowledge. And access to rare materials such as alfalfa, wood chips and straw.

Here’s the website for this company. There are no prices listed.

So many questions.

What happens to unclaimed dirt? I worked with a cremation organization, and there were the remains of about... let’s say, 300 bodies in small boxes next to the servers I worked on. There are a lot of people unclaimed in the world, no families, and given the number of younger people who aren’t having kids, those numbers will continue to grow. Surely there will be unclaimed dirt. Do they have to keep it in a container, waiting for someone?

Does decomposed human dirt grow anything particularly well? (I’m guessing mine would not. Too much undecomposed bitterness.)

There has to be a joke with “rub some dirt on it” in here somewhere. I have to go to work.

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Interesting, but did anyone really expect this to be accurate?

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The more you screen, the more you find. And the more you find, the more you find that is not really something you needed to -- or wanted to -- find.

Something to keep in mind.

You ever get in a conversation with someone about food, for example, and you hear the question, “Why do you think there’s so much more cancer in the world?” It’s usually poised as an argument that we’re being poisoned by whatever corporation or big pharma.

The correct answer is that we have more ways of detecting everything. We have more screening. It’s no wonder we think everyone is getting sicker than they used to be.