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Ranchdude and I got married in late June. For our anniversary last year, I got an electric chainsaw.

Best. Anniversary. Gift. Ever.

Since then, the gas-powered chainsaws don’t even get a glance as everyone grabs my chainsaw when there is work to be done. And, after 15 years of neglecting the junk mulberry and elm trees growing in the grove and fence lines, the chainsaw has been getting a workout.

I have a pile of chains that need to be sharpened, but so far, it has been easier to buy a new one than take the old ones somewhere. I’ll work on that.

What is the best anniversary present you ever got?

Frosted Flakes

With Huskers returning for workouts June 1, Nebraska will follow health rules ‘to a T’ | Sports |
LINCOLN — The NCAA cleared the road for student-athletes to return to campuses for workouts. Nebraska will be at the front of the line.

Nebraska could lose $27 million in gameday profits with 20,000 fans at Memorial Stadium | Football |
“If the football season doesn’t look like a traditional season, we’re out millions and millions upon millions of dollars,” Bill Moos told The World-Herald. “It’s eye-opening, to say the least.”

Former Husker Dishman Discusses Wife’s Tragic Death |
Dishman heard a knock. It was well after midnight. He knew the news wasn’t good even before getting to the door.

Four Huskers Gain All-America Status - University of Nebraska
Four Nebraska track and field student-athletes garnered All-America honors for the 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season the USTFCCCA announced on Tuesday.

Norfolk Funeral Procession Led By Horse Carriage - NORTHEAST - NEWS CHANNEL NEBRASKA
A Northeast Nebraska man was taken to his final resting place by the creatures he loved most.

Nebraska troopers arrest 4 from Illinois after 174 mph chase
The Nebraska State Patrol says it has arrested four people from Illinois - including a driver accused of leading troopers on a chase exceeding 170 mph.

Central Michigan, South Dakota State, and Cincinnati scheduled to receive more than $2.1 million for road trips to NU.
Non-conference opponents could be drastically affected if the early Nebraska games have to be cancelled.

Husker hoops roster full of options, questions as revamp revs up | Basketball |
The Nebraska men’s basketball team should be longer, stronger and more athletic in 2020-21 than at any point in Fred Hoiberg’s first season as head coach last season.

Oh, the offseason. Hope springs eternal.

Our top college football teams that failed to win the national championship
So close, yet so far. Here are the best college football teams that did not walk away with a national championship.

Yes, there is a Nebraska team on here. However, the rest of the list seems a bit Oklahoma-centric.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Catcher Is Baseball’s Most Endangered Position | FiveThirtyEight
Catcher has gained in defensive importance this century. But no other position is threatened with having so much defensive value stripped away.

Robots are taking our jobs!

Naomi Osaka Is The Highest-Paid Female Athlete Ever, Topping Serena Williams
Osaka earned $37.4 million before taxes, including $3.4 million in prize money and $34 million in sponsorships over the past 12 months.

Why a college football coach hid his bipolar disorder diagnosis for 30 years
When Brent Guy found out he had bipolar disorder, the diagnosis brought not relief but, rather, years of hiding his truth. Now, Guy has found his true purpose: helping to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health.

NHL announces plan to return ... where’s the NBA and MLB?
Bettman unveiled the plan on Tuesday afternoon. The regular season is over. The top 12 teams in each conference will advance to the postseason — up from the traditional eight.

Iowa State Cyclones football: Single-game ticket sales unlikely
AD Jamie Pollard says 50% capacity requirement likely to prevent Iowa State from selling anything but season ticket packages for Cyclones’ home games.

MLB players rip owners’ economic proposal: ‘This season is not looking promising’ -
There’s not a lot of support going around

Charles Barkley says he played game drunk for 76ers after Lakers trade fell through | Fox News
When NBA great Charles Barkley was on the Philadelphia 76ers during the 1992 season, he said his agent told him that by the end of the day, he would be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, so he started drinking — before the trade fell through.


More Noise and Other Disturbances

How Hollywood Screen Siren Hedy Lamarr Helped Pioneer WiFi and GPS | HowStuffWorks
Hedy Lamarr's twin passions were acting and inventing. But for decades, people thought her invention of a secret communication system was an urban legend.

This woman was a genius.

Alligator rumored to have been Hitler's dies in Moscow | Strange AP |
MOSCOW (AP) — An alligator that many people believe once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died in the Moscow Zoo.

SJ Baker: The woman who transformed public health - BBC Future
At the turn of the last century, many remained sceptical of both germ theory and preventative medicine. One public health official fought to change that – and saved thousands of lives.

A robot sheepdog? ‘No one wants this,’ says one shepherd - The Verge
From drones overhead to robots on the ground, farming is becoming increasingly mechanized. A recent video from New Zealand startup Rocos shows a Boston Dynamics Spot robot seemingly herding sheep. But according to shepherd James Rebanks, it’s not the future we want or need.

Sometimes science goes too far. Bad robot! Bad robot!

IU scientist's fabric can kill coronavirus, could lead to better masks
An Indiana University scientist developed a fabric for wound dressing that a study shows can kill the coronavirus within one minute of contact.

We Got Drunk On Margaritas For Science | FiveThirtyEight
If you turn to the internet, you’ll find hundreds of recipes. It can be tough to tell which ones are worth your while.

Keep your fancy flavors. Give me lime on the rocks.

Dad Has Priceless, Profanity-Laden Reaction To Learning He's Having Triplets - Digg
His wife wanted the announcement to be a surprise, and boy oh boy, it was.

Happy swearing is a thing.

The Museum Director Who Defied the Nazis | History | Smithsonian Magazine
For years, Paul Rivet opposed the ideology fueling Hitler's rise. Then he helped French fighters take the battle underground

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Mercedes Covered In Poop After Illegally Parking On Farmer’s Field
Annoyed by the car on his farm, the tractor driver covered the entire car in muck and it was all captured on video and later posted on social media.

Then There’s This

Elvis Presley's Bedazzled Jockstrap On Sale For $36,000
Elvis reportedly received the handmade jockstrap as a gift from a fan and wore it until his death in 1977.

You have to see it to believe it.