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Frosted Flakes: Our Robot Overlords, Cheeto Finger Protectors and Really Weird Tattoos

All we can do is eat our Cheetos with cleanliness and bow down to our new robot overlords

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Happy Autumn everyone!

Are you excited? No?!?

Not until the Huskers kick off?

OK, I’ll give you that.


(yes, I am aware that I am a few weeks early)

Yes, we can still laugh and point at the Big 12 for a bit longer.

We can also console LSU fans who show asking about a certain previous coach and watch them ignore us in the same way we ignored UConn fans when Nebraska hired Bob Diaco...

OPE. I really mean to go in a better direction than that.

On to Flakes...

Frosted Flakes

Former Husker Joe Dailey credits his time at Nebraska for some of the best parts of his life | Football |
It might sound odd, but many of the best parts about former Husker Joe Dailey’s life today took root during his time at Nebraska.

70 at 50: ‘Fast Eddie’ Periard was one of early walk-on success stories | Huskers |
Middle guard Ed “Fast Eddie” Periard earned his nickname because of his tremendous speed on defense.

2021 Class Rewind: Henry Lutovsky
Nebraska commit Henry Lutovsky was one of the early additions

Huskers’ Cook, Big Ten volleyball coaches pushing for 22-game season; April Final Four in Omaha looking good | Volleyball |
The season’s exact optics remain unclear (all-Big Ten schedule?) but John Cook and his team are feeling “a huge relief” about having a set start date.

Huskers Softball Plays to 9-9 Tie in Scrimmage - University of Nebraska
Team Tristen Edwards and Team Billie Andrews played to a 9-9 tie Saturday at Bowlin Stadium in the first of four intrasquad scrimmage for the Nebraska softball team this fall.

Huskers show up in CBSSports bowl projections
The Big Ten Conference is still a month away from starting, but the conference’s schools are now being included in bowl projections across college football.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Kobe Bryant Punched A Teammate Over $100, And It Wasn’t Shaq | FiveThirtyEight
An excerpt from the new book of sportswriter Jeff Pearlman.

Joe Burrow makes more NFL history in Bengals vs Eagles - Cincy Jungle
For the second-straight week, Joe Burrow broke an NFL record.

Joe Montana: Hall of Fame QB, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild - Sports Illustrated
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend.

I can’t imagine how scary that had to be!

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Paralympic blind swimmer, New York Islanders-trained guide dog team up
The New York Islanders raised “Puppy with a Purpose” Radar for Guide Dog Foundation. He’s now teaming up with Paralympic swimmer Anastasia Pagonis, 16, in her quest for gold.


Reese’s launches big cups with pretzels because ‘we’re all feeling a little bit salty’ in 2020 | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA | News, Weather, and Sports
HERSHEY, Pa. – Reese’s announced Tuesday that a new version of their classic peanut butter cup will join the lineup this fall. Reese’s Big Cup with Pretzels, “a twist on the classic cup that’s bigger, saltier and packed with delicious pretzels,” will be available in November, the company said in a news release. Reese’s Big […]

RV-size asteroid to get closer to Earth than the moon | Live Science
On Thursday, asteroid 2020 SW will be about two Earths away.

Cheeto Dust Finger Covers | Mental Floss
With these silicone finger covers, diving into a bag of Cheetos doesn't have to leave your hands coated in orange cheese dust.

The world needed the Cheeto finger cover

50 Bartenders And Liquor Store Employees Share Their Funniest Stories Of Teenagers Trying To Buy Booze | Bored Panda
Some aren’t funny, but there are a few classics...

How our memories may be altered by income inequality
Research on how the brain processes memories suggests that people who can afford more novel experiences will recall having lived for a longer time on Earth.

Will remote working lead to longterm travel opportunities
As the pandemic drags on, remote workers see unexpected opportunities to become digital nomads.

The History of the Rubik's Cube | Innovation | Smithsonian Magazine
Nearly half a century after its humble invention, the cube continues to be a global sensation. What’s the secret?

Food History: The History of Beer | Mental Floss
From Ancient Egypt to the Super Bowl, beer has played an important role in human history for millennia.

'Holy grail' or epic hoax? Australian Kelly Cahill's UFO abduction story still stirs passions - ABC News
It has the classic "alien abduction" elements — strange lights, red-eyed beings, lost time, inexplicable wounds — plus witnesses. But the excitement that greeted this 1993 "encounter" has turned to disappointment.

Predicting the Next Plague

I should have seen the robot angle sooner...

The 60-Foot Gundam Robot Has Now Entered Testing Mode | IFLScience
Earlier this year, the 60 foot Gundam robot took its first steps. Now it’s entered it’s testing phase.

Curly the curling robot throws stones like a pro | TechCrunch
Robots have shown themselves to excel at any number of sports and activities, though they do best when they have a single task. Fortunately some sports, such as curling, consist mostly of one task, and Korean researchers have made a robot that throws the stone well enough to compete at a national level. If you’ve […]

The Closest Thing I Could Find for a Poop Article This Week

Anuses can have teeth, farts can be weapons, butts can be homes: an interview with a farts expert
Zoologist and butt book author Dani Rabaiotti on the worst fart she ever smelled and what new fart research she’d like to see...


Then There’s This

Mystical Urge To Get Weird Tattoo Pays Off As She’s Presented With The Exact Item Years Later By Strangers
Auto mechanic Emily DelFavero got a fish chair tattoo. Then a group of women united her with the surreal chair she saw years ago.