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Frosted Flakes: Penguin Races, Hoarding Kickers and Cartoons Coming to Life

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I’ve got a pretty good life.

It isn’t perfect and there are things I am working to improve, but overall, I can’t (or at least shouldn’t) complain. Almost anyone can look around and find someone who has it worse than them and I am no exception.

And then, there is what Dylan Talley is going through right now. I cannot even imagine what kind of crushing grief and stress he is enduring.

Read his story and remember to hug someone you love and do something kind today.

College basketball community, Huskers rallying to support former Nebraska player - KLKN-TV
Dylan Talley has gone through unspeakable tragedy over the last few weeks.

Frosted Flakes

Huskers finding success recruiting Florida
With seven commits from Florida in the 2020 class, Scott Frost and the Huskers are making the Sunshine State a priority. Two of those commits are from Northwestern High School in Miami, the same school that produced Husker great Lavonte David.

Husker Wrestling Team Adds Grad Transfer | Sandhills Express
Cronin, a 125-pounder, comes to Nebraska after spending the first three seasons of his collegiate career at Indiana.

Top 2020 signee Zavier Betts ‘good to go’ academically for enrolling at Nebraska | Football |
Bellevue West receiver Zavier Betts, the highest-ranked skill player in Nebraska’s 2020 recruiting class, will academically qualify and join the Huskers for the 2020 football, his high school coach said

Back in Black – Former Husker Pierson-El Returns to Raiders
“It’s the business. It’s one minute you’re in, one minute you’re out,” said Pierson-El. “I knew I would be back. It was just a matter of time.”

Where things left off with Collin Miller
Having bounced around positions early in his career, from defensive end to outside linebacker to middle linebacker in 2018, Miller has settled into a home the last couple years. That doesn’t mean complete satisfaction in where his game is at yet.

Huskers’ Kate Smith garners All-Big Ten honors - KLKN-TV
Nebraska’s Kate Smith brought home three major awards from the Big Ten when the conference announced its year-end women’s golf honors on Monday, May 18.

Two Huskers cited after second loud house party this month
Lincoln Police cited two Husker football players for maintaining a disorderly house on Saturday after being called to their home for the second time this month.

Huskers make pared down list for Florida athlete
2021 Edgewater (Fla.) athlete Tommi Hill released a top six list on Monday night that included the Huskers, along with Arizona State, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Penn State.

Husker Polling: Who gives special teams the needed kick?
It is possible you’ve lost track of the kickers and punters who will arrive to Nebraska as options when football resumes.


Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

BBC commentator narrates hilarious penguin race
With no sports to call, BBC commentator Andrew Cotter turns penguins running to their burrows into a gripping play-by-play.

A few years ago, my family and I actually visited this reserve where we watched the penguins come out of the water and head into their burrows. A couple even decided to stroll around inside the visitors center first. When you add the British accent of the narrator, it is even more fun to watch!

Bundesliga: 'Bizarre, sterile and eerie' - what it was really like inside one of Germany's 'Ghost Games' - BBC Sport
The Bundesliga returned to action this weekend and German football writer Constantin Eckner tells BBC Sport his experience inside one of football's 'Ghost Games'.

Triple Crown 2020 date changes could be blessing for sport - Sports Illustrated
The revamped schedule for the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Preakness is a good thing for horse racing.

Hockey Is Not for Everyone | By Akim Aliu
Hockey is not unique. It has the same problems that plague our whole world.

A Smithsonian Curator Reevaluates the Incredible Legacy of Michael Jordan | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine
Historian Damion Thomas speaks about what made the NBA All-Star ‘brilliant’

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Antarctic Researchers Get The Giggles As Penguin Poop Produces Laughing Gas | IFLScience
Nitrous oxide producing poop send researchers 'cuckoo' in South Georgia

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Bizarre new species discovered... on Twitter – University of Copenhagen
A new species of fungus has been discovered via Twitter and christened accordingly — Troglomyces twitteri. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen are behind the discovery of this unique fungal parasite that grows around the reproductive organs of millipedes.

Is Twitter actually good for something?

New Study Estimates the Odds of Life and Intelligence Emerging Beyond Our Planet | Columbia News
We know from the geological record that life started relatively quickly, as soon our planet's environment was stable enough to support it. We also know that the first multicellular organism, which evolved to produce today’s technological civilization, took far longer to emerge, approximately 4 billion years.

Cold War nuke tests changed UK rainfall
Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War may have changed rainfall patterns thousands of miles from the detonation sites, new research has revealed.

Funny footage of Apollo astronauts falling on the surface of the moon.
(this video has been sped up 2x)

It seems wrong to laugh at people who accomplished something so amazing, but it is funny.

Coyote chases roadrunner on video: 'It's happening right now y'all!!!' | Fox News
A classic ‘“Looney Tunes” scene has seemingly come to life after a university professor in Tuscon, Ariz., captured video of a coyote actually chasing a roadrunner.

Meep Meep!

Then There’s This

Hong Kong Shop Offers "Tear Gas" Flavored Ice Cream | Time
The flavor is a sign of support for the pro-democracy movement, which is seeking to regain its momentum during the coronavirus pandemic.

I’ll stick with cookies and cream, thank you.

Antidepressants or Tolkien
Can you guess if the word is an antidepressant drug or a Tolkien character?

Long Island Politician's Safety Briefing About Not Touching Each Other's Tennis Balls Gets Accidentally NSFW - Digg
"You can kick their balls, but you can't touch them."

These new rules might make tennis even more fun to watch!

Enjoy your Wednesday Corn Nation!