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Frosted Flakes: Younger Siblings, 007’s Pistol and Tangled Christmas Lights

Starting the week after a couple of Husker wins is much more fun than the alternative.

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It was a good weekend for the Huskers. The football team held on for a win. The women’s basketball team made it through the non-conference portion of the schedule undefeated.

Okay, they only played two non-conference games, but given the youth and number of newcomers, I’ll take the W’s any day of the week.

Frosted Flakes

Huskers forge ahead after Sunday matchup is canceled
After playing four games in a seven-day stretch last week, Webster said Nebraska needs time to rest and clean up some of its issues from the start of the season.

Florida standout linebacker decommits from Nebraska | Huskers |
For the second time in a week, Nebraska’s 2021 recruiting class lost another prospect.

FINAL: Nebraska 37, Purdue 27
Nebraska picks up it’s second win of the season with a 37-27 win at Purdue. This is Scott Frost’s third road victory in his three years at Nebraska.

Huskers vs Minnesota game time announced
The Big Ten Conference announced Sunday morning that Saturday’s football game against Minnesota will kick off at 11 a.m. CT.

Nugent: Tough lessons pay off for the Huskers at Purdue
The Huskers are a team learning lessons from losses. No doubt there’s always something to gain, but not everybody is willing to look in the mirror and do it.

Sound waves: What others are saying about Saturday’s Husker game | National |
A look at some talking points after the Huskers’ win against Purdue on Saturday.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Why Are Great Athletes More Likely To Be Younger Siblings? | FiveThirtyEight
Venus Williams was the first of the Williams sisters to make a splash in professional tennis. But Richard Williams, their father, was always convinced that Serena...

As the oldest child in my family, I protest!

Jim Harbaugh eyes a potential NFL return
At Michigan, Harbaugh has lasted six years. There’s a growing belief that he won’t be back for a seventh season, perhaps choosing to walk away before they make him run. Per multiple sources, Harbaugh is believed to be eyeing a return to the NFL, as a head coach.

Browns blast Titans to secure first winning season since 2007
Baker Mayfield had a big day as the Browns raced out to a huge early lead over the Titans and moved to 9-3 on the season.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Opinion | Here are the top cats under consideration for role of White House pet - The Washington Post
Rumors are flying about which feline is in line to land the coveted position.

I’m not a political person, but I do like cats. And I like satire.

Family in South Australia find live koala in their Christmas tree | Environment | The Guardian
When the McCormicks came home on Wednesday, the Christmas tree in their Adelaide house had acquired a new ornament

Why Your Christmas Lights Always Get Tangled, According to Science | Mental Floss
We turned to mathematicians, physicists, and engineers to find out why the lights are so frustrating—and how to improve them.

In Coober Pedy, Australia, Everyone Lives Down Under – Ground That Is | HowStuffWorks
Here's an Australian town where you can eat, sleep and play, all below the surface. Not surprisingly, it's starred in many movies too.

Study Maps The Odd Structural Similarities Between The Human Brain And The Universe
In a bold new pilot study, an astrophysicist and a neurosurgeon have bumped it up a notch, using quantitative analysis to compare two of the most complex systems in nature: the neuronal network in the human brain and the cosmic network of galaxies in the Universe.

Restoring a rudimentary form of vision in the blind | Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
New research by the NIN shows that restoration of vision in blind people through a brain implant is on the verge of becoming reality.

Oldest tropical reef fish ever recorded is an 81-year-old midnight snapper - CNET
But it doesn't look a day over 80.

This Is Why The Verrazzano Bridge In New York City Was Shut Down On Monday During A Storm - Digg
The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge rarely gets shut down, but this Monday the bridge was closed due to high winds and safety concerns.

This isn’t as dramatic as the footage of a bridge that tore itself apart in 1940, but it is still scary.

The Mysterious Bronze Objects That Have Baffled Archeologists for Centuries | Mental Floss
They've been discovered at Roman-era sites, but no one knows what they're for.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Poopy salad greens still plague public health | Ars Technica
The CDC has 3 open investigations, and FDA announced 4 recalls this month.

Then There’s This

WATCH: Plane Safely Makes Emergency Landing On Minnesota Freeway : NPR
Video of the incident shows Gifford’s Bellanca Viking plane narrowly dodging two vehicles before sideswiping an SUV as the aircraft skids to a stop.

Sean Connery’s 007 pistol from ‘Dr.No’ sells for $256,000 | Reuters
A handgun used by the late Sean Connery in the first James Bond film sold for $256,000 at auction in Beverly Hills on Thursday, topping earlier estimates for the piece of Hollywood history, Julien’s Auctions said.