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Frosted Flakes: A Picture Every Day, The Browns(!) and Recycled Chopsticks

Plus, everything you ever wanted to know about the history of peanut butter.

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The Husker women beat a ranked Michigan State team yesterday, just four days after losing (by two points) to an even higher ranked Michigan squad. I’ll have the recap for you later this morning, but the ladies have adjusted to the personnel they have available and are really playing to their strengths.

One of those strengths is defense. They are holding teams WELL below (sometimes 20+ points) below their scoring average in recent games.


One of my projects this past year was to take a picture from the same spot every day here on the ranch. I tried to do it within a two-hour window each morning.

Little did I know when I launched the project on January 1, 2020 that it would turn out to be a year where I was home EVERY day. I turned the pictures into a slide show video.

There were some really beautiful moments in 2020.

Frosted Flakes

Some coaching news involving former Huskers
A former Husker quarterback is promoting a former Husker offensive coordinator.

“My dad has always said, ‘Be a rebounding guard’”: Sam Haiby up to coaches’ rebounding challenge | Huskers |
At 5-foot-9, Sam Haiby is one of the smaller players on the roster. Even so, she’s one of the team leaders this season.

Commissioner Kevin Warren talks summer spat with Nebraska, says Huskers are ‘incredibly valued member of the B1G’
Warren talked about all that happened with Nebraska.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

The NFL’s Nickelodeon broadcast was fun because it wasn’t serious - Sports Illustrated
We probably talk about football too seriously. The Saints-Bears game was a reminder that we don’t have to.

Michigan football’s Jim Harbaugh new deal removes facade that has been crumbling for years
When Jim Harbaugh returned to Ann Arbor in December 2014 to restore his alma mater’s decaying football program, many believed he embodied the lyrics of the university’s famous fight song.

Browns score immediately on a terrible Steelers snap (Video)
The Cleveland Browns get on the board immediately after an atrocious snap sailed over Ben Roethlisberger’s head near the end zone, resulting in a touchdown.

College football finds finish line during pandemic. Was it worth it?
There were many different versions of the experience of playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but teams made it to the end - for better or worse.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

How Dung Beetles Roll Their Food in a Straight Line | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
As they craft their humble lives from piles of manure, the insects look to the skies for direction

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Waste not, wontons: innovator recycled 32m restaurant chopsticks | World news | The Guardian
Felix Böck started small but has built up a business that transforms the utensils into everything from new dining tables to staircases

Why Penguin Feet Don’t Freeze | HowStuffWorks
Penguin circulation keeps their feet just above freezing to conserve heat.

400 Families Woke up on Christmas to $250 Gift Card Left Outside With a Poem – Anonymous Gifts Totaling $100,000
A Secret Santa in Edmonton, Alberta has been leaving $250 gift cards on strangers' door steps. Those who don't need them are passing them on.

A Brief History of Peanut Butter | Innovation | Smithsonian Magazine
The bizarre sanitarium staple that became a spreadable obsession

Thieves pelt French police with Burgundy wine in motorway chase | France | The Guardian
Burglars made off with €350,000 of prestigious bottles from luxury hotel

Pareidolia: Why We See Faces in Almost Everything | HowStuffWorks
We see faces in clouds, on buildings — heck, in grilled cheese sandwiches. But why is that? And how is this a help to our survival?

This Film Festival is Looking for a Person to Spend 7 Days Alone Watching Movies in a Remote Lighthouse
The Gothenburg Film Festival is looking for 1 person to spend 7 days on a remote lighthouse island watching movies. Apply before Feb 6.

The 432-year-old manual on social distancing - BBC Future
In this spookily prescient booklet, people are advised to keep six feet apart, avoid shaking hands and only send one person per household out to do the shopping.

A 25-Year-Old Bet Comes Due: Has Tech Destroyed Society? | WIRED
In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Now their judge weighs in.

Dwarf giraffes were just discovered, and they're adorable | Live Science
Around 9 feet tall, these two dwarf giraffes are about half the height of the average giraffe.

Cincinnati Built a Subway System 100 Years Ago–But Never Used It - Atlas Obscura
INTERSTATE 75 SLICES THE CITY of Cincinnati in half like an orange. On one side is the city’s Catholic working class west, while the east side is favored by the wealthier academics and industrials holed up in enclaves with names like Indian Hill.

Mysterious NYC squirrel attacks rise in Queens neighborhood: Report | Fox News
Residents in Queens, New York are facing a serious squirrel problem.

Animal Crossing: Cat Towers Over Owner's Model Railway

Look at this adorable railway cat! This is Mittens from West Yorkshire, who often joins owner Jonathan Lawton at his model railway Jonathan Lawton

Posted by storyful on Friday, January 8, 2021

Then There’s This

Denmark launches children’s TV show about man with giant penis | Denmark | The Guardian
Critics condemn idea of animated series about a man who cannot control his penis, but others have backed it