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Frosted Flakes: Husker Hall of Fame, Empty Airports and a Break Up

Jordan Larson received a nice surprise yesterday.

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Another travel flakes without travel talk. I will try to keep in interesting but feel free to skip straight to the articles if you don’t want to hear about a break up.

The self-quarantine continues in Guadalajara. Mexico. Along with the rest of Mexico, the governor of Jalisco has extended the optional self quarantine until the end of April. Whether or not everyone is following the rules depends on the neighborhood. It seems like in my neighborhood, there aren’t as many people on the roads and the streets. However, I talk to my friends in other neighborhoods and it seems like things are back to usual, which is slightly concerning. It’s going to be interesting to see how the next couple weeks go in Mexico especially with Easter approaching.

The one and only NE1963, a loyal member of Corn Nation, was curious enough to ask for an update on my relationship status so here it goes. We broke up recently after having two big arguments on back-to-back nights. That’s something I don’t tolerate at all and is a deal-breaker for me (yes even if I was dating someone like Heidi Klum or Jennifer Love-Hewitt). It’s not a sign of a healthy relationship. Maybe I’ll share more details about the whole thing in the comment section but I’ll just end with this: 1) we are still friends. 2) I definitely made the right decision based on certain things I have discovered since the break up.

As I was searching articles for today’s flakes, I found out that Terry Pettit and Jordan Larson are inductees into the 2020 Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame Class.

This is how both of them found out.

Hopefully you enjoyed that as much as I did. Anyways...onto Flakes.

Frosted Flakes

Jordan Larson Named to Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame | Sports |

A native of Hooper, Nebraska, Larson was a standout on some of the greatest teams in program history from 2005 to 2008. She helped Nebraska to a top-five NCAA Tournament finish in each of her four seasons. The Huskers went 127-8 during her career with four Big 12 Conference titles and three trips to the NCAA Semifinals, including the 2006 national title and a runner-up finish in 2005.

Six Selected for Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame | Sports |

The first announced member of this year’s class is Terry Pettit, who coached the Nebraska volleyball team for 23 seasons from 1977 to 1999. Pettit is the lone coach in the 2020 Hall of Fame class, and he is the fourth coach to be enshrined in the Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame, joining football coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne and men’s gymnastics head coach Francis Allen.

Nebraska Volleyball Leads Nation in Attendance for 7th Straight Season | Volleyball | Omaha World-Herald

The Huskers had 155,531 total fans for 19 home matches, an average of 8,186. Both figures led the nation — it’s the seventh straight time Nebraska has done that. NU’s rise to the top coincides with its move to the Devaney Center, the team’s home since 2013.

Coach Hoiberg Releases a Brief Statement | Basketball | Corn Nation

With the absence of March Madness, and the fact the Nebraska Cornhuskers long since lost any chance at a post-season opportunity before everything was cancelled, it has been all silent on the Nebrasketball front outside of transfer news. However, the silence was briefly broken today when the team’s twitter account released a statement from Head Coach Fred Hoiberg.

Mailbag: Documentaries We Want to See and Future Football | Sports | Hail Varsity

Hail Varsity staff members Mike Babcock, Jacob Padilla, Greg Smith, Erin Sorensen and Brandon Vogel tackle your questions about the latest news in Husker Nation.

Padding the Stats: On NCAA’s Decision Regarding Winter Athletes | Basketball | Hail Varsity

Spring sports had just gotten started. Nebraska baseball had played just 15 of its 54 regular season games when everything shut down. Softball got through 23 of its 55 games. Men’s and women’s tennis still had another month-and-a-half of matches. Men’s basketball, on the other hand, had completed its season in full, as did many other teams across the country.

Options Nebraska Could Take If It Wanted to Redesign Its Field | Football | Hail Varsity

In the offseason, before the sporting world ground to a standstill, Nebraska had planned to resurface its field turf inside Memorial Stadium. Not change the design, just refresh the turf. The actual design of Tom Osborne Field hasn’t seen a facelift in years.


What It Means to Stay Home When You Travel For a Living | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

Ask wildlife photographer and biologist Cristina Mittermeier when she last spent more than a few weeks at home and her answer comes quickly: 2014, when she and her partner launched their non-profit, Sea Legacy. For travel writer Julia Buckley, it was at least three years ago. For Traveler contributor Sarah Khan, it was more than eight.

Virtual Worlds: Can We Travel Without Traveling? | Travel | BBC

With most of the world home-bound, it’s time to reflect on what it actually means to travel – and whether it’s possible to travel without, well, travelling.

Here Is How Your Air Miles and Travel Loyalty Programs Will Be Impacted By the Coronavirus | Travel | Lonely Planet

Most of us are grounded these days thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many people are wondering how this will affect their travel loyalty programs? After all, access to particular benefits normally depends on how much money is spent by the traveler in a certain period.

Best Language Learning Apps to Try In 2020 | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

Learning a new language is conditional on a few things, chief among them time and practice. But the hours you commit are worth the investment: Studies show a correlation between bilingualism and intelligence, as well as between bilingualism and improved problem-solving abilities.

Egyptian Pyramids Get a Deep Clean As Tourist Sites Sit Empty During Pandemic | Travel | Lonely Planet

The area surrounding the famous Giza pyramids, which typically attract up to 15 million visitors every year, is currently being disinfected and sterilized by Egyptian authorities, though the monuments themselves are not being touched.

Egypt’s Bizarre, Desert Landscape: Bahariya and Farafra | Travel | BBC

The Bahariya and Farafra depressions have some of the rarest landscapes in Egypt, making one forget, for a moment, that the Pyramids are the country’s biggest attraction.

Neighborhoods Across the United States Are Organizing ‘Stuffed Animal Safaris’ to Entertain Local Kids | Travel | Travel and Leisure

Bears in bushes. Fish in trees. Giraffes hiding beneath mailboxes in a sign of the bizarre times we’re living in, one Florida community is embracing a walk on the wild side.

Bombay Sapphire Launches Platform For Boozy Online Learning | Travel | Travel and Leisure

The gin company is launching a series of online classes, workshops and cocktail-making sessions in “a multi-platform learning experience” called Create-From-Home in partnership with several other online brands to inspire at-home learning as coronavirus-sparked quarantine rules across the U.S. and the world are keeping everyone indoors.

The Technical Challenges of Flying Near Empty Planes | Travel | The Points Guy

In an era where airlines have typically 85% of their seats full with paying passengers, these numbers are unheard of. But revenue aside, flying empty or near-empty planes requires operational changes due to physics. It’s all because of weight and balance.

Map Shows Impact Spring Break Goers Had In Spreading Coronavirus Across the Country | Travel | Michigan Live

A data company released a video showing the spread of the coronavirus that originated from college students who descended onto a Ft. Lauderdale beach during Spring Break. Tectonix GEO analyzed secondary locations of several thousands of anonymized mobile device users to show where they went to across the country after Spring Break.

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How Ventilators Work and Why They Are So Important in Saving People With Coronavirus | Health | The Guardian

Car manufacturers are offering to help build more of the machines. In New York, city mayor Bill de Blasio says he needs 15,000. While the vast majority of people who catch the Covid-19 disease experience only mild symptoms, about 6% need hospital care, with older patients at higher risk.

Is It Safe to Go to the Grocery Store Amid Coronavirus? | Health | TIME

With many governments enforcing shelter-in-place orders in an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, heading to the store for food and essential supplies is the only times many people leave their homes. Prepping for the trip can feel overwhelming: Should you wear gloves or a mask? Should you wipe down that tomato? What’s the safest way to pay?

One Photographer’s Journey In a World Paused by Coronavirus | Travel | National Geographic

When the world screeched to a halt, I didn’t notice. I was off the grid near Antarctica, lost in the cacophony of some 200,000 penguins. Elsewhere, highways were emptying, planes parking, and businesses shuttering as COVID-19 gained ground. But the order for social distancing hadn’t yet stretched to this corner of the planet.

Inside the Flying Military Hospital That’s Treating Coronavirus Patients | Health | Popular Science

France recently used its military airborne hospital for the first time to take civilian patients, critically ill with COVID-19, from overstretched hospitals to other facilities better able to cope. The system was designed to bring seriously injured soldiers back to France from war zones, but so far, it has transported 24 people sick with the novel coronavirus.

Inside the Daring Mission to Reach the Bottom of All Earth’s Oceans | Science | National Geographic

Victor Vescovo wanted to be the first person to reach the deepest points of all five oceans –but first he had to build a submarine that was up to it.

Spirit Journey: One Man’s Role In a 6000-Mile Run Through North America | Sports | The Guardian

When Noé Álvarez joined an extraordinary ultramarathon he tested himself physically and mentally, while also connecting with his heritage.

Food Waste and Food Insecurity Rising Among the Coronavirus Panic | Science | National Geographic

The biggest source of food waste in America is households, where produce wilts, milk spoils, and leftovers lurk at the back of the fridge until they are tossed. Now, anxious consumers who have been hoarding food may discover there’s no way they can eat everything they’ve bought.

‘Forgotten’ Nazi Camp on British Soil Revealed by Archaeologists | History | National Geographic

A decade-long forensic investigation is illuminating a chapter of World War II in the Channel Islands that many would prefer to forget.

The Last Slave Ship Survivor and Her Descendants Identified | History | National Geographic

At age two, she was among the youngest captives on the Clotilda. Now her living grandchildren are learning of her life and legacy.

‘Tiger King’ Directors on Their Experience Behind Filming Netflix’s Latest Hit | Entertainment | Esquire

Directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin discuss their years documenting Joe Exotic and other big cat enthusiasts for their new Netflix series.

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