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Frosted Flakes: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Betty White’s Birthday and Password Problems

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Plus, Husker women’s basketball is flying high. There’s still time to jump on the bandwagon!

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America celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a national holiday today. Some of you may have the day off work. Some of you may not (I am one of you). One bit of information about MLK that I did not realize is that his assassination in 1968 was not the first time someone tried to kill him. Ten years earlier, he survived another assassination attempt.

Martin Luther King Jr. Was One Sneeze From Death After 1958 Stabbing | Mental Floss
With a letter opener protruding from his chest, Martin Luther King Jr. reassured everyone that everything was ok. One sneeze later, it would not have been.

Behind the Atlanta Hawks’ tribute to MLK through their new uniforms
With Atlanta being the hometown of Martin Luther King Jr., the Atlanta Hawks have enjoyed the privilege of hosting an NBA game every year to celebrate MLK Day. …

NBA celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy with holiday games
The NBA is celebrating Martin Luther King Day with a full schedule, including the Suns and Grizzlies playing in Memphis where King was assassinated.

I would be remiss if I did not mention that yesterday was Betty White’s 99th birthday. The pop culture icon has captivated us with her skillful mix of raunchy and girl-next-door. I hope you had a wonderful birthday Ms. White!

Celebrating 99 years of Betty White, in photos | Entertainment | buffalonews.com
The legendary Betty White turns 99 on Sunday. Here’s a look at how she’s planning on celebrating as well as photos from her long and iconic career.

Frosted Flakes

The Husker women’s basketball team is on a hot streak right now after beating three ranked teams in their past five games. The shorthanded Huskers (only seven players dressed on Saturday) are making their mark with some of the best defense I’ve ever seen. I’ll eat crow and say that I wasn’t convinced Bella Cravens was the right person to step into the starting lineup after Trinity Brady was injured. I was dazzled by the hot offensive start to the career of freshman Annika Stewart. Several games later, I can clearly see why Cravens was put into the first five. She is a tremendous rebounder and is rarely in the wrong place on defense. She also possesses enough offensive chops to ensure teams can’t collapse on Cain or Bourne. It helps that junior guard Sam Haiby has proven masterful at dictating the pace of the game. With Nebrasketball shut down for the near future, you may want to join us on some of our women’s basketball game threads!

Good News on Epic Bike Trail Stretching Coast to Coast Across USA, as Cycling Popularity Soars During Pandemic
An update on the Great American Rail-Trail, and how cycling’s taken off around the world during the pandemic.

The Good Life is the lynchpin in this cross-country trail.

Track & Field: Eight Huskers Win Titles at Husker Triangular - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track and field team opened the 2021 season hosting the Husker Triangular at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track on Saturday.

Rifle: No. 11 Huskers Down No. 6 Air Force, 4,672-4,649 - University of Nebraska
Lincoln – The No. 11 Nebraska rifle team put together its best performance of the season en route to upsetting No. 6 Air Force, 4,672-4,649, Saturday afternoon at

Huskers will have senior safety pair Deontai Williams, Marquel Dismuke back for 2021 | National | themercury.com
A pair of returning senior safeties will be part of a 2021 Husker defense with experience.

Nebraska man creates product to help with fogged glasses from masks
Right now, there are mask mandates all over the country.And those people who wear glasses know that masks can make them easily fog up.It’s been a problem for many, but one Nebraska man hopes his invention can change that

Jim McKee: Misspellings behind many Nebraska place names | Nebraska News | journalstar.com
Misspellings and misinterpretations played a big role in the naming of some Nebraska places.

For all of you that enjoyed the county countdown series, this article is for you!

It’s official: All of Nebraska is in drought for the first time in nearly 8 years | Weather | omaha.com
The last time 100% of Nebraska was classified in drought was in April 2013. To be sure, the drought this year is nowhere near as severe as it was in

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Daredevil slackliners conquer towering cliffs of West Cape Howe, 60m above Southern Ocean - ABC News
A band of daredevil slackliners balance on a narrow piece of webbing, only 2.5 centimetres wide, to conquer the towering cliffs of WA's windswept south coast.

Deshaun Watson shows black NFL stars are sick of autocratic team owners | Houston Texans | The Guardian
The power structures in pro football have been in places for decades. But players now rightly want to have a say in how their teams are run

Women’s Basketball Is Awash With Standout Freshmen | FiveThirtyEight
Who’s the best freshman in women’s college basketball?

Unfortunately, Iowa is among those with a freshman who might be the best in the nation.

Nepali Mountaineers Achieve Historic Winter First on K2
With their ‘impossible’ summit of the world’s second-tallest mountain, Nepali climbers send national pride surging in the Himalaya.

Americans suffer horror capsize while Ainslie’s winning run continues at America’s Cup
US challenger American Magic suffered a horror crash, as a sudden gust of wind saw their boat sensationally flip, leaving officials frantically fighting to prevent a capsize becoming a sinking.

Tampa Finally Enjoys Sports Glory at the Worst Possible Time - Bloomberg
At first 2020 seemed like it was shaping up to be a very good year for Denise Williams, chief marketing officer for Hooters Management Corp., which owns 11 restaurants in the Tampa, Florida, area.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Cheers! Bottles of French wine returning home after year in space | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA | News, Weather, and Sports
The International Space Station bid adieu Tuesday to 12 bottles of French Bordeaux wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science.

Tower of London's 'queen' raven Merlina missing - BBC News
According to legend, at least six ravens must be kept at the Tower or it will fall.

'Magic mushrooms' grow in man's blood after injection with shroom tea | Live Science
A man ended up at the emergency department with magic mushrooms growing in his blood.

Reddit's 'Murder Cookies' Have a Surprisingly Wholesome Backstory
A Maine bakery's award-winning recipe isn't a secret anymore.

Japanese brewer Sapporo delays new beer launch over ‘embarrassing’ typo | Fox News
A Japanese brewery that canceled the release of its newest beer because of a spelling mistake on the cans has decided to sell it anyway after drinkers offered to take the beers for free.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Parasite found in cat poop linked to higher brain cancer risk in humans | Live Science
Exposure to Toxoplasma gondii, which reproduces in cats and most often spreads to humans through raw meat, may increase the risk of brain cancer.

OK, I mostly put this here because I woke up this morning, walked into the living room, and realized no one had put Ranchhand 3’s new kitten into the mudroom overnight. Kitty decided to try out a new litterbox - one of my houseplants. Sigh.

Then There’s This

Programmer who could lose hundreds of millions in bitcoin shares ‘painful memory’ | Fox News
Stefan Thomas, the programmer who lost $260 million worth of bitcoin when he couldn’t remember his password, said there’s “no chance” he’ll ever recoup his lost fortune, calling it a “painful memory.”

I cannot even imagine how frustrating this would be...to know you have a fortune, but not being able to get access to it.