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Frosted Flakes: Husker Progress, Drive-Through Haunted House, and Asteroids

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We’ve had our first real snow of the season. It came at a perfect time (sarcasm) as we are trying to get the fence put up around the cornstalks so we don’t have to feed cows. It also came with a cracked water fountain that is causing the water to run constantly. That is on the to-do list for fixing or replacing this week.

If you couldn’t already tell, I am a summer person. I am pretty determined that I’m going to live somewhere tropical before I die.

If I live long enough, climate change might bring the tropics to me right here in Nebraska!

Our beloved Huskers opened conference play with a resounding loss. I know the score doesn’t look like Nebraska has made progress, but it really felt like the team looks better than last year. Both lines held their own - for the most part. They weren’t spectacular, but solid. That is a huge improvement. No one seemed to be able to tackle Justin Fields, but there won’t be many players who manage that consistently in this entire season.

If only the untimely penalties (I’m not talking about the BS ones) and turnovers could go away...

Frosted Flakes

Where to find the Western Hemisphere’s largest sand dunes
A road trip through the Nebraska Sandhills reveals wide-open spaces and natural wonders.

I used to think the Sandhills were boring, but then I took some time to learn about them...it is one of the most remarkable ecosystems in the world.

Tight End Involvement a Bright Spot from Loss to Ohio State | Hail Varsity - Nebraska Football, Recruiting, News
Getting the tight end position more involved was a focus for the Huskers heading into 2020, and very early returns from the Matt Lubick era are positive.

Tri-Faith unites Jewish, Muslims and Christians on same campus
The Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha, Nebraska, is home to a mosque, a synagogue and a church. It recently opened its Tri-Faith interfaith center.

Tom’s Takes: Remember Husker fans, targeting calls are botched across college football | Football | omaha.com
After the targeting calls against Nebraska, I know there’s going to be talk about a Big Ten conspiracy. This is a bad idea.

Husker fans enjoy game, regardless of score | Grand Island Local News | theindependent.com
Forget about the score. Husker fans were thrilled to have their football team back Saturday afternoon.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Karaoke, trivia and frat parties - Tales of Aaron Rodgers' inner weirdness
Aaron Rodgers' career has been built on pushing the limits, whether that comes on the field or, say, a fake fraternity feud that leads to a disastrous round of flip cup.

Philadelphia Eagles fan Giovanni Hamilton going viral for all the right reasons
Through the kindness of his gestures, his endurance through surgeries and his celebrity-packed podcast, the 13-year-old is changing the reputation of Philly fans.

2020 World Series photos; Best shots from Dodgers vs. Rays
Check out the top shots from the 2020 World Series, featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays

Falcons’ Todd Gurley accidentally scored a game-losing touchdown - SBNation.com
The Falcons lost another heartbreaking game in unforgettable fashion.

It has to be hard for a player to not score the touchdown given the opportunity.

Week 8 Overreaction: IU sinks PSU, Schiano vs Pruitt, Fun Belt > Big 12?
Dan presents quite the theory about the Sun Belt and Coastal Carolina before the trio picks their weekly Heisman trophy winners.

More Noise and Other Disturbances - Halloween Version

2020 American Hero Dog: Chihuahua born with cleft palate wins top honor
MacKenzie, a 4-pound Chihuahua who cares for rescued baby animals at The Mia Foundation, is American Humane’s 2020 American Hero Dog.

This Drive-Thru Haunted House in Japan is Bloody Scary–But They Wash Your Car After Terror is Over (WATCH)
If you've ever wanted to be part of a ‘stuck in car in a zombie apocalypse’ experience, Kowagarasetai is making those ghoulish dreams happen.

I’m not into haunted houses, but this sounds kind of fun.

When a Ghost Foretold the Franklin Expedition’s Fate | Mental Floss
The British ships HMS 'Terror' and HMS 'Erebus' had vanished while searching for the Northwest Passage. A young Irish ghost purportedly knew where they were.

Daring NASA mission touches asteroid, awaits confirmation of scooped sample
The historic attempt to sample the asteroid Bennu could provide clues to the origins of our solar system—and of life itself.

Not really Halloween related, but still pretty awesome.

Ghostly ‘UFO cloud’ hovering over mountains wows judges in weather photo contest | Live Science
Lenticular clouds look like saucers and form when wind meets mountains. This photo is one of the Royal Meteorological Society’s favorites of the year.

Decomposing Bodies in the 1720s Gave Birth to the First Vampire Panic | History | Smithsonian Magazine
How superstition collided with public health concerns to create a modern monster

Predicting the Next Plague

Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of Washington nest
BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state Agriculture...

We’ve talked about murder hornets before, but just so you know, the government has them now...

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Police: Man pooped in box, put back on shelf at Meijer in Belleville
To make matters worse, he also committed retail fraud.

Hunting habits of fringe-lipped bats revealed in their poop • Earth.com
Scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) are exposing secrets about the late-night foraging habits of fringe-lipped bats based on the DNA contents of their poop.

Then There’s This

Man splits $5M jackpot … with himself after accidentally buying 2 tickets | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA | News, Weather, and Sports
A man who unintentionally bought two tickets had to “split” $5 million with himself after winning the jackpot.

The hit Instagram account Accidentally Wes Anderson is a book
The Instagram sensation ‘Accidentally Wes Anderson’ captures strange and compelling locations around the world, and it’s now available as a book. Wes Anderson wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here’s A Reddit Thread Of The Fastest Times People Saw A New Co-Worker Get Fired - Digg
Blink-182 once sang, “Work sucks, I know,” but generally, if you play by the rules and do your job, things go smoothly. But there are always exceptions.