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Frosted Flakes: Whitish Goes Pro, Robot Authors and Riding Shotgun

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Maybe I should get my own robot to write my articles

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Sorry for the late Flakes everyone! I forgot it was Wednesday.

Getting old is no fun.

Frosted Flakes

Husker 1,000-point scorer Hannah Whitish gets pro basketball contract | Huskers | fremonttribune.com
The two-time All-Big Ten selection became the second former Husker to sign with a German professional team in the past eight days.

Two Husker women’s basketball recruits now ranked in ESPN’s top 100 | Women’s Basketball | omaha.com
Two recruits committed to Nebraska women’s basketball’s 2021 recruiting class are ranked among ESPN’s top 100.

Watch now: Listen (and watch) to Wan’Dale Robinson’s personalized song, the latest step in player branding | Ncaa | kokomoperspective.com
Take a look — and listen — to the sophomore’s next step toward an era in which student-athletes can profit off their name, image and likeness.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

The Paralyzed World War II Veterans Who Invented Wheelchair Basketball | History | Smithsonian Magazine
In the late 1940s, paraplegics popularized the sport—and changed the game for the disability rights movement

12.42 Miles, 4,725 Feet Of Elevation, 156 Corners, And Three Fucking Seconds
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the most insane and dangerous races I have ever done in my career. With high-speed corners obscured by century-old trees, 140 mph blasts along a cliff’s edge and high-speed corners with only sky as your reference point, it challenges every skill I’ve ever earned as a driver.

Chiefs OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on why he opted out of the 2020 NFL season - Sports Illustrated
LDT, who has a doctorate in medicine, details his agonizing decision to fight a pandemic and opt out of the 2020 NFL season

The best ever basketball fight was Duke vs. UNC in 1961 - SBNation.com
When Duke played UNC in 1961, we got pettiness, punches and cowering referees. It ruled.

Predicting the Next Plague

A robot wrote this entire article. Does that scare you, human? | GPT-3 | Opinion | The Guardian
We asked GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, to write an essay for us from scratch. The assignment? To convince us robots come in peace

More Noise and Other Disturbances

The penguin watching Pingu so he doesn't get lonely - BBC News
Perth Zoo in Australia's using the cartoon to help nurse stranded Pierre back to health

Against All Warnings, People Have Planted The Forbidden Seeds. Here's What Grew | IFLScience
Over the last few weeks, people around the world have received warnings not to plant the mystery seeds from China. Flash forward to them planting the myst

How did human butts evolve to look that way?
An evolutionary anthropologist tackles the mystery of the butt

Send A Birthday Greeting To The Oldest Living World War II Vet In The U.S. As He Turns 111
On September 12, Lawrence Brooks—the oldest living World War II veteran in the USA—will turn 111. Celebrate his birthday and send him a card.

Endangered croc gives piggyback ride to 100 babies after mating with '7 or 8 females' | Live Science
One of London's Wildlife Photographer of the Year honorees shows an endangered crocodile carrying 100 babies on his back

The Phrase 'Riding Shotgun' Came Way After the West Was Won | HowStuffWorks
The phrase seems like it might have come about during the Wild West. But it actually took a detour through Hollywood.

Photographer Giles Price captures ghostly images of Fukushima with thermal technology | CBC Radio
The Japanese government has spent tens of billions of dollars trying to decontaminate the Fukushima region in the nine years since the nuclear disaster there. Photographer Giles Price has been documenting those efforts and how those affected by the disaster are picking up the pieces.

In butterfly battle of sexes, males deploy ‘chastity belts’ but females fight back – Florida Museum Science
Some male butterflies go to extreme lengths to ensure their paternity

An Easy Way to Tell if Someone is Your Friend | Forge
The "2 beers and a puppy" test reveals how much you like and trust anyone in your life and work

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Young Entrepreneurs Open ‘ThePoopBrothers’ for Service - Alexandria Living Magazine
Local teenagers find a new way to make money by picking up poop.

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