Happy Monday everyone! It is the last day of summer. Get out and enjoy it if you can.
The weather here in Nebraska has been weird lately thanks to the smoke from the fires on the west coast. Obviously, it is nothing like the images coming from areas directly affect by the fires, but it is noticeable nonetheless.
We have had funky looking sunrises and sunsets as well as a constant haze. It is hard for me when teaching. I need to keep a water bottle nearby as my throat is scratchy and talking exacerbates that.
There have been several large fires in western Nebraska but, thus far, the area around our little ranch has been able to avoid any of that.
Besides being the last day of summer, September 21 also is the date mentioned in a famous Earth, Wind and Fire song that has apparently retroactively made the day important. Enjoy!
Memorable Events That Happened on September 21—the Internet’s Favorite Day | Mental Floss
“Do you remember the 21st night of September?” Earth, Wind and Fire first asked the question in 1978. And in the years since, the date has taken on new meaning online.
Husker baseball holds live scrimmage - KLKN-TV
Several thousand people watched the live stream as the ‘boys of summer’ returned for fall training.
Students and alum react to released Husker Football Schedule - KLKN-TV
What did Nebraska fans have to say?
From Osborne to the hot dog guy, these Husker characters captured the hearts of Nebraska fans | Ncaa | kokomoperspective.com
Some are obvious. Some are not. They all share something in common: At some point, they have stolen the hearts of Husker fans.
Couple wedded in Nebraska celebrates 85 years of marriage - NEWS CHANNEL NEBRASKA
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ralph and Dorothy Kohler are celebrating their wedding anniversary — for the 85th time.
Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308
Oklahoma State University bull rider dies after being bucked from bull during rodeo - ABC News
Very sad news out of Stillwater as a member of the OSU college rodeo team died from injuries sustained during competition.
Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France
Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar is the second youngest to win the event and the youngest since World War II.
More Noise and Other Disturbances
Animals’ Magnetic ‘Sixth’ Sense May Come from Bacteria, New Paper Suggests | University of Central Florida News
Animals’ Magnetic ‘Sixth’ Sense May Come from Bacteria, New Paper Suggests | Read more about UCF Colleges & Campus News, Research, Science & Technology, Orlando and Central Florida news.
‘Tacky’ wedding RSVP slammed for offering guests better food if they gift money - Mirror Online
An RSVP card, thought to be for a wedding, which asks guests how much money they are gifting has gone viral on social media
Watch: Ohio dad invents ‘candy chute’ for ‘touch-free’ trick-or-treating - UPI.com
An Ohio dad’s ingenuity is drawing attention online after he unveiled his Halloween invention: a “candy chute” for touch-free trick-or-treating.
Australian airline Qantas’ ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in 10 minutes, report says | Fox News
Australian air carrier Qantas announced that a seven-hour scenic “flight to nowhere,” which will take off and land at the same airport amid interstate travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, sold out in 10 minutes, according to a report.
The movements that betray who you are - BBC Future
The accents that creep into the way we speak can reveal a lot about where we are from, but there are also subtle clues visible in our faces and the way we move.
Exclusive: The Billionaire Who Wanted To Die Broke . . . Is Now Officially Broke
It took decades, but Chuck Feeney, the former billionaire cofounder of retail giant Duty Free Shoppers has finally given all his money away to charity. He has nothing left now—and he couldn’t be happier.
How the Queen Fell in Love With Corgis | HowStuffWorks
Queen Elizabeth has loved corgis for over 80 years. But this breed is not for everyone. HowStuffworks learns more about the queen and corgis
Find a Gold Ticket, Win a Candy Factory. For Real | HowStuffWorks
If you’ve ever dreamt of living out ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ now’s your chance — golden ticket hunt, winning a candy factory and all.
Pessimists have been saying America is going to hell for more than 200 years
Think American democracy is ending? You’re not alone, writes a historian. American leaders have often yielded to despair – as far back as the founding of the republic.
Hot tub crime machine: Canada hit by bizarre daylight robberies | World news | The Guardian
Robbers steal seven hot tubs through trucking scam in heist that follows similar theft of C$230,000 cargo of beef
Cave bear mummy discovered in Siberia still has its internal organs, fur and black nose | Live Science
The mummy of an adult cave bear, a largely herbivorous ice age beast, was found on an island in Siberia.
Ig Nobel Prize For Physics Awarded For Vibrating Drunken Earthworms | IFLScience
This year’s Ig Nobel prize for physics was awarded for the vibrating of drunken earthworms on a home made subwoofer to measure their vibrational response
Airplane etiquette: The final word on who arms the armrests
Arm rests are not yours. They’re ours. Just like the space behind you, they must be shared and negotiated with your fellow passengers.
In Australia Even The Trees Are Trying To Hurt You | IFLScience
Gympie-Gympie trees induce pain that can last months through potent neurotoxins that may lead us to better painkillers
Predicting the Next Plague
Potential sign of alien life detected on inhospitable Venus | Reuters
Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth's inhospitable neighbor, a tantalizing sign of potential life beyond Earth.
VIDEO: Floating fire ants, the hidden hazard in Sally’s path | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA | News, Weather, and Sports
There are all kinds of reasons to stay out of flood waters from Hurricane Sally and other storms on the Gulf Coast, snakes, gators, downed power lines. But there’s also a hidden hazard that could leave you burning for days, literally.
Another Week - Another Poop Article
Woah, there’s a load of them
Squirrel beer, ant gin and poop wine are served up in Disgusting Food Museum’s new exhibit | Live Science
A new exhibit at the Disgusting Food Museum spotlights alcoholic beverages that many visitors will likely find downright stomach-turning.
Cows Poop Corn Kernels, Too | Mental Floss
Cows can digest tough materials much better than humans, which is a testament to the near-indestructibility of corn.
How safe is the DNA in your poop from unwanted snooping?
Sewer systems can signal outbreaks before they start. If you’re worried, poop is safe as long as it’s in the right hands
What did people use before toilet paper was invented? | Live Science
Before toilet paper became widespread, people used all sorts of objects to clean their behinds.
Then There’s This
The Dog-Crate Prison Break - The Atlantic
She wanted to escape her marriage. He wanted to escape his life sentence.
Taco Bell Is Getting Its Own Wine to Pair with Chalupas | Food & Wine
“Jalapeño Noir” will see a limited release starting this week.
Thai national park sends rubbish back to tourists - BBC News
If you’re leaving your rubbish in a Thai national park, you might be reunited with it by post.