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Frosted Flakes: Cronk, Wildlife Comedy, Electric Fly Swatters and Gas Don’t Mix

While we are waiting for the Big Ten presidents to vote on fall sports, let’s enjoy some worldwide absurdity

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Happy Monday Corn Nation!

Patrick and I have switched days that we do Flakes. I mean, why should we ‘hold’ the poop article until Wednesday?!?

The NFL kicked off yesterday. It was kind of weird seeing the empty chairs whenever a field goal was kicked. I’ve also heard differing opinions on the crowd noise. Some really dislike it (Ranchdude is one) while others are okay with it.

Me? I think it would be weird to listen to a game without it.

It is a weird world now.

But, at least we aren’t in the Big XII anymore? LOL!

Frosted Flakes

Former Husker wins starting nod at center for Giants
Former Husker offensive lineman Nick Gates will be at the center of it all for the New York Giants.

Congratulations to Nick! He was fun to watch as a Husker and it is great to see him earn success at the next level.

Rapid COVID tests used by Nebraska could soon be option for rest of Big Ten | Football |
The coronavirus antigen testing solution secured by Nebraska this week could soon be an option for the rest of the Big Ten.

Tavern on the Square showing ’97 Huskers after loss of football season
Tavern on the Square is bringing one of the most iconic Husker Football Seasons.

Foelbaek Wins Nebraska Open - University of Nebraska
Husker men’s golfer Mark Foelbaek fired a five-under-par 67 in the final round to storm to the individual title in the Wells Fargo Nebraska Open on Sunday at Elks

McKewon: As Big Ten possibly nears vote, Huskers can learn how — and how not — to open season | Football |
As much as it stung not to be playing Saturday, the Huskers might gather something from this true “opening weekend” for if and when the Big Ten’s season is back.

Horse kicks in window of Holdrege bar | Local News |
A horse walked into a bar...

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

This Soccer Player Had The Most Heartbreaking Missed Shot Of All-Time - Digg
Dutch player Aster Vranckx will be haunted by this for the rest of his life.

Oh wow! That miss...

Baseball's shrinking minor leagues - Axios
42 of the 160 affiliated minor league clubs are set to lose affiliate status.

Cubs’ Alec Mills throws second no-hitter of 2020 MLB season
Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills has thrown a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers, the second of the shortened MLB season.

NFL Week 1: Stuff we’re already wrong about in 2020 - Sports Illustrated
The Jaguars aren’t tanking, Mitch Trubisky can play a competent quarterback and this new Browns era may be as disappointing as the last one.

Social media has fun roasting Cleveland Browns’ Week 1 loss
The Browns did Browns things in Week 1. By that, it means they lost and had some embarrassing moments. Social media reacted accordingly.

Browns gonna Brown.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

World War II veteran will have Juicy Fruit-themed casket - CNN
A World War II veteran's wish to have his casket painted to resemble a pack of Juicy Fruit when he dies has been granted.

The Finalists Of The 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Have Been Announced And They Might Crack You Up | Bored Panda
Check out the amusing shots captured by photographers throughout the world.

Elections Decided by One Vote (Or Fewer) | Mental Floss
Not every politician wins by a landslide. As these elections prove, every vote really does count.

Can CBD soothe mourning elephants? A Polish zoo is about to find out | Live Science
A zoo in Poland plans to test cannabidiol — also known as CBD, a chemical found in cannabis — on its elephants. The elephants are stressed after a death in the herd.

I’m trying to imagine an elephant-sized dose...

At 31, I have just weeks to live. Here’s what I want to pass on | Elliot Dallen | Opinion | The Guardian
Now that there’s no longer any way to treat my cancer, I’ve been reflecting on what I want others to know about life and death, says Elliot Dallen

The Afterlife of the Male Model
What happens to young men when they quit the modeling industry? While some exit the business gracefully, others take a nose dive, only to find salvation at the Cheesecake Factory

Predicting the Next Plague

Hangover From Alcohol Boom Could Last Long After Pandemic Ends : NPR
Americans are drinking far more during the COVID-19 pandemic. A beer in the evening can feel like a taste of normal life, but health experts worry about alcohol's deadly side effects.

Never Heard of the Slightly Boozy Old-time Drink Cronk? You Will | HowStuffWorks
Cronk was a mildly alcoholic beverage, popular from about 1840 to 1910, that's once more being brewed and just might become a sensation again.

This sounds like something that should be part of 2020.

Another Week Another Poop Article

Mariko Aoki Phenomenon: Japanese Term for Pooping at Bookstore | Mental Floss
In the ’80s, Mariko Aoki wrote to a magazine about her strange habit of having to poop in bookstores. Now, she’s the namesake for the condition.

You get video too!

Then There’s This

Port-a-potty rolling down Central Avenue captures essence of 2020
This is 2020.

Man blows up part of house while chasing fly - BBC News
An electric racket and a gas leak have proved disastrous for one man in France, local media report.

Honey, I’ve got good news and bad news.