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Visiting every town in Nebraska, the appearing/disappearing monolith, and a village finally decides to change its name

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I hope everyone had a happy Thankgiving. We had the most gorgeous weather in northeast Nebraska to go along with some family time. We didn’t travel to see anyone - we figured with two college kids coming home and me being on a college campus for a class I teach would be too high risk for visiting my parents.

We are definitely enjoying the leftover turkey. Grilled turkey sandwiches yesterday, turkey rice soup today. Some turkey is going in the freezer - even with all the ranchhands home, we won’t get it all eaten before everyone is tired of it.

We also got a bit of a scare with Ranchhand 3 who suffered a back injury that is likely to put an end to his basketball season before it has even started. Fortunately we have 1 and 2 home for a few weeks to take over chores (they were thrilled about that).

Have a great week Corn Nation!

Frosted Flakes

McKewon: Huskers stuck between win-now, go-young philosophies; trying to do both isn’t working | College |
The Huskers fell short in a few chronically weak areas against Iowa. But offensive line play wasn’t supposed to be an issue, yet it was Friday. Why?

Husker defense finds the juice, but loss leaves ‘sick’ feeling
IOWA CITY, Iowa – While it may be lingering on what’s already gone, Friday’s game also couldn’t help but bring this thought to the surface: Where was this crew a week ago?

Visit 531 duo publishes book after comprehensive Nebraska journe - NORTHEAST - NEWS CHANNEL NEBRASKA
Nebraska’s favorite statewide travelers are hoping the next stop in their Cornhusker quest is your Christmas stocking.

Before they were Huskers: Falck showed great glove work as a football and baseball standout in Minnesota | Football |
Before they got to Lincoln, the 2020 Huskers were slinging passes, accumulating touchdowns, breaking records and winning state titles. This fall, we highlight some Huskers who shined bright under Friday

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Photos: Sarah Fuller making college football history
Sarah Fuller made history on Saturday when she became the first woman to play in a Power 5 college football game when she made the second half kickoff between Vanderbilt and Missouri.

Syracuse coach Dino Babers calls late 4th-and-goal spike ‘unfortunate’
With no timeouts left, Syracuse QB Rex Culpepper spiked the ball in a last-ditch effort for one more play — only to realize too late the spike happened on fourth-and-goal. NC State won 36-29.

Jaret Patterson: Buffalo RB ties NCAA record for rushing TDs in game - Sports Illustrated
Patterson also became the second FBS player in college football history with consecutive 300-yard games.

We can enjoy a record that wasn’t set against the Huskers!

Formula 1 Driver Miraculously Emerges From Flame-Engulfed Car Crash : NPR
Romain Grosjean survived a crash in which his car hit a barrier, split in half, and erupted in flames.

I cannot believe he walked out of that crash. The technology used in those cars is remarkable.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Fugging hell: tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name | Austria | The Guardian
Mayor says residents, known as Fuckingers, ‘have had enough of visitors and their bad jokes’

Chorophobia, the fear of dancing, is a real thing - documentary Channel
Toronto director travels the world to meet other chorophobes like himself and understand this complex fear

Castropignano: the Italian village selling $1 houses | CNN Travel
In the unspoiled Molise region, Castropignano has become the latest Italy village to sell houses for 1 euro

Does Intelligent Life Exist Anywhere Else? Here Are the Chances
Cosmic statisticians say the likelihood of life evolving on Earth is even less than we thought. That means the odds aren’t great for it happening anywhere else.

How the Mason Jar Became a Pandemic Obsession — and an Economic Red Flag | Marker
Late this summer, after the pandemic turned everyone into an amateur gardener and home cook, a frenzy erupted on Facebook. Food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson first spotted it while perusing a…

It was worse than the toilet paper shortage. I did have juuuuuust enough canning lids left from last year to do what I needed, but it was close.

Let’s Check in with Alaska’s Strangest Town Living under One Roof
If you thought life in times of Corona couldn’t get any stranger, try living out 2020 in the town where the majority of the residents all live in one single building.

Metallic Monolith In Utah Vanishes Just As Mysteriously As It Appeared : NPR
After its discovery in a remote location in Red Rock Country more than a week ago, the metallic prism has inspired theories to its origin. Officials say it was removed by an “unknown party” on Friday.

Ancient blanket made with 11,500 turkey feathers | WSU Insider | Washington State University
PULLMAN, Wash. — The ancient inhabitants of the American Southwest used around 11,500 feathers to make a turkey feather blanket

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Toys That Poop: Who Cares About The No. 1 Toy When You Could Have No. 2? : NPR
The market remains flush with toys that poop: Gotta Go Flamingo, Poopsie Slime Surprise, Doggie Doo, Fishin' For Floaters. "It's a very light taboo," says Mary Higbe of Goliath Games.

Colorado park bathroom wins ‘America’s best restroom’ contest | Fox News
The organizers of the annual America’s Best Restroom contest have flushed out another winner to throne as 2020’s champion.

Then There’s This

'Is anybody in there?' Life on the inside as a locked-in patient | News | The Guardian
The long read: Jake Haendel spent months trapped in his body, silent and unmoving but fully conscious. Most people never emerge from ‘locked-in syndrome’, but as a doctor told him, everything about his case is bizarre

Could Your Vacuum be Listening to You? | College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
A team of researchers demonstrated that popular robotic household vacuum cleaners can be hacked to act as remote microphones.