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Frosted Flakes: World’s Fastest Man, Five-Year Old Drummer, and Invading the Czech Republic

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A position switch on the offensive line could make Nebraska even better up front in 2020.

Nebraska v Purdue Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Did you know (I didn’t) that Nebraska once had the world’s fastest man on their track team?

As a former track athlete, I may find this more fascinating than you, but I think this is even more fun than researching a #1 football draft pick. He apparently was quite a character. In the article below, they mention that he always wore sunglasses, but refused to call them sunglasses. He said they were his “re-entry shields”. When you are the fastest man in the world, you can say things like that.

Nebraska’s Greene Equals 100-Yard World Record ::: USTFCCCA
History couldn’t wait for Nebraska’s Charlie Green.

Apparently, he ended up at Nebraska because his mother chose the school over others to which he had scholarship offers. She wanted him to be in a less volatile (racially speaking) environment. A Sports Illustrated article expands on his lack of humility (I recommend reading it - it even mentions one of our OL bracket entrants in Bob Brown.)

I can imagine his showmanship being an asset with the new name, image and likeness movement in college sports today.

Twitter might not be [entirely] a cesspool of terrible-ness

These photo-shopped images of Big Ten coaches as women is pretty good. The Scott Frost one is completely believable as his sister. Harbaugh is the supervisor you never want to cross. I also think the one of Paul Chryst reminds me of one of the characters from “A League of Her Own”.

Frosted Flakes

Husker Golf Adds Graduate Transfer Duan - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska women’s golf team has added University of Washington transfer Alice Duan to the Husker roster for the 2020-21 season, Coach Lisa Johnson announced on

Two Huskers on College Football Hall of Fame Ballot - University of Nebraska
Lincoln — A pair of Nebraska football greats are among 78 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision announced as finalists Tuesday for the College Football Hall...

Matt Farniok’s position switch opens door for young Husker offensive linemen | Football |
Despite losing most of its spring practices and returning all five starters, Nebraska expects its offensive line to look different this season.

I think many Husker fans predicted this given Benhart’s potential and the shaky play at one guard position in 2019.

Lincoln High grad Wynne comes home to pitch for Huskers | Husker Baseball |
Cam Wynne was a junior at Lincoln High when he started pitching competitively. He found he could throw harder than just about everyone.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Maya Moore Gave Up More To Fight For Social Justice Than Almost Any Athlete | FiveThirtyEight
The basketball star walked away from an all-time great career.

“Long Gone Summer” Director AJ Schnack on the ‘98 Home Run Chase - InsideHook
The “30 for 30” director talks about revisiting that historic season with Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa and tackling the tough questions about steroids.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

This Covid-19 Captain America Conspiracy Theory Has A Satisfying And Hilarious Explanation | IFLScience
Conspiracy theorists have been losing their shit about a screenshot of Captain America which they say predicted Covid-19, but there's a rather satisfying e

High School Students In New Hampshire Ski Town Graduate Via Chairlift : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
People in the town are encouraging the school to keep on doing this.

What makes something smell good or bad?
The science of stink

The Inventor of Ibuprofen Tested the Drug on His Own Hangover | Innovation | Smithsonian Magazine
Stewart Adams' headache subsided—and his over-the-counter pain reliever became one of the world's most popular medications

Research links personality traits to toilet paper stockpiling | Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
High levels of emotionality and conscientiousness are indicators for stockpiling behavior

Austria: man fined for farting ‘with full intent’ at police | WFXRtv
BERLIN (AP) — A man in Vienna has been fined 500 euros ($565) for breaking wind loudly in front of police — a move that the Austrian capital’s police force was at pains to defend on Tuesday. The Oesterreich newspaper reported that the fine stemmed from an incident on June 5 and that the offender […]

Poland Accidentally Invades Czech Republic In ‘Minor Misunderstanding’ : NPR
You’d be forgiven for not knowing that the Polish military recently invaded and briefly occupied territory in the Czech Republic.

Did they forget their GPS?

Man emerges from 75-day silent retreat with tweet: ‘Did I miss anything?’ | Fox News
One man won a legion of fans online when he revealed he had been on a solitary retreat for 75 days, only to return to May with a triumphant tweet: ‘Did I miss anything?’

The Closest Thing I Could Find for the Poop Section This Week

Study investigates potential for gut microbiome to alter drug safety and efficacy
Princeton University researchers have developed an approach for studying how the gut microbiome chemically alters oral medications, unlocking possibilities for improving efficacy, reducing side effects and creating drugs personalized to an individual's microbiome.

Then There’s This

This image has exactly twelve dots, but it’s impossible to see them all at once | Popular Science
When our eyes dart around the entire scene, the black dots move into and out of our visual field, making them seem as if they are flickering on and off.

The video below seems like a fun commercial...until you image an army of these things showing up to take over your town.