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Frosted Flakes: Leaping Fish Fillets, Little League World Series, and an Unlikely No-Hitter

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It is that time of year again. Lock your cars and your houses or you will be given zucchini.

I remained steadfast this year and only planted two zuke plants. That is about 1.9 too many. The pile of zucchini on my kitchen counter has grown to be big enough to be a problem. I mostly use zucchini for making quick breads, muffins or bars. I tried making homemade zucchini wine once.

We shall never speak of it again.

Perhaps I can donate some to the Nebraska Little League team headed to the LL World Series. Every team needs practice bats, right?

Hastings, Nebraska baseball team headed to Little League World Series
A team from Hastings, Nebraska is headed to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania after beating an Iowa team, 2-1 in the Midwest Region final on Friday.

Frosted Flakes

There is a whole bunch of Nebraska news. That must mean that fall sports are just around the corner!

Examining roles for Nebraska’s 2021 transfer portal additions
Where will the transfer portal additions help Nebraska in 2021

Yes, Jake Meyers, that was your first major-league homer — and then a bigger blast | Baseball |
The Astros called up Meyers on July 30 after a torrid run in Triple-A.

What a night for the former Husker pitcher/right fielder!

Nebraska’s 2020 recruiting class lost a year, but Huskers may find themselves in 2021 | Huskers HQ |
LINCOLN — Stuck in his room, quarantined, watching his teammates lose to Illinois, Nebraska running back Sevion Morrison had all the emotional support he could have wanted.

Husker volleyball notes: Cook believes talented freshman can push Lexi Sun to another level | Volleyball |
It’s a fourth season at Nebraska but no guarantees for Lexi Sun, who is getting real-world experience as she caps her college volleyball career.

HuskerOnline - Q&A: Nebraska Volleyball defensive specialist Lexi Rodriguez
Get to know all 6 Nebraska Volleyball freshmen, the No. 1 recruiting class in 2021 and arguably the best in NU history

The volleyball team has made no bones about what their goals and expectations are for this season. It seems to be national championship or bust. Coach Cook has taken a team to the top when they’ve had high expectations in the past. Can he do it again?

Weekend Five: 5 Huskers near the surface needed to step up
Alert the pets of incoming loud noises. Two weeks from now it’s on. And if Husker football is going to relocate closer to where it...

Huskers’ defensive line hopes to use depth to keep guys fresh | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA | News, Weather, and Sports
The Huskers defense runs a 3-4, which means their defensive line is generally filled with big guys whose main job is to eat up blockers for the linebackers to run free.

Despite setbacks, Sevion Morrison back on track in Huskers’ RB race
His 2020 season was derailed from the start, but Sevion Morrison is back on track in Nebraska’s running back battle.

NBA Huskers Headline 13 Summer Grads - University of Nebraska
A total of 13 current and former Husker student-athletes across all sports will earn their degrees during UNL Summer Commencement ceremonies at Pinnacle Bank Arena

Huskers defense finding different ways to improve
The Huskers defense, which is expected to be the strength of the team, has multiple paths to improvement.

Huskers Defeat Bison In Final Exhibition Match, 8-0 - University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska soccer team controlled on offense and defense from start to finish in its second exhibition match of the season, defeating North Dakota

HuskerOnline - Matt Masker: The Anchor of Nebraska’s Quarterbacks
Walk-on quarterback Matt Masker and Adrian Martinez have experienced everything together at NU and are a hopeful duo

College Football Expert Picks, Predictions: Week 0
College football expert picks, predictions for Week 0 highlighted by Nebraska vs Illinois and Hawaii vs UCLA.

Why Warren Buffett is a model for his billionaire peers
The investor has already given half of his $100 billion fortune to charity and he has pledged to disburse nearly all of the rest.

Sports! Sports! Sports!

The NL East Is Suddenly Very Interesting | FiveThirtyEight
The Mets have company atop the standings, with the Phillies and Braves surging.

BYU Cougars sponsor offers to cover tuition for walk-on members of football team
The BYU athletic department helped broker an NIL deal with Built Brands that will pay at least one year’s tuition for every walk-on member of the football team.

Jack Coan Named Notre Dame Starting Quarterback - Sports Illustrated Notre Dame Fighting Irish News, Analysis and More
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly named transfer Jack Coan as his starting quarterback

The former Badger has found a new gig.

Diamondbacks’ Tyler Gilbert throws no-hitter in first career start; sets new single-season MLB record -
The D-Backs drafted Gilbert in last winter’s Rule 5 Draft

Nico Ali Walsh stops Jordan Weeks in first round to win first pro bout
Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of Muhammad Ali, stopped Jordan Weeks in the first round to earn a TKO win in his first professional bout.

Savannah Bananas infielder calls his shot on defense during mic’d up segment -
Bill LeRoy said he would make a barehanded play and make a barehanded play he did

This was pretty cool!

More Noise and Other Disturbances

‘Ten years ago this was science fiction’: the rise of weedkilling robots | Environment | The Guardian
The makers of robot weeders say the machines can reduce pesticide use and be part of a more sustainable food system

I need one of these for my garden.

17,000 Years Ago, A Wooly Mammoth Trekked Far Enough To Circle Earth Twice | IFLScience
By taking a deep look at the molecules inside ancient tusk, scientists were able to trace the movements of woolly mammoths and found this particular beast

The Internet Archive has been fighting for 25 years to keep what's on the web from disappearing – and you can help
Portions of the internet disappear every day. Preservation of this historical record requires a proactive approach by archivists and everyday citizens.

I have used the Way Back Machine a few times in looking for old versions of some websites I worked on. It is a really handy tool - and one exploding with new data every day.

Spies, Dossiers, and the Insane Lengths Restaurants Go to Track and Influence Food Critics
Some top DC dining rooms will do anything for a great review. Do their tactics work?

Watch: Man finds $130,000 taped to bottom of used fridge -
Police in South Korea said they are investigating after a man bought a used kimchi fridge online and found $130,000 cash taped to the bottom.

Boston's famed Skinny House back on market, listed for $1.2M
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's famous Skinny House is on sale again for a whopping $1.2 million. The vertically rectangular-shaped house was listed Monday, the first time it's been on the market since 2017.

Then There’s This

Woman horrified as cooking fish leaps around like a ‘scene from the exorcist’ - Mirror Online
A woman was left horrified when a piece of fish she was cooking began leaping around like a ‘scene from the exorcist’, despite being filleted, beheaded, and very clearly dead

Video shows lightning strike Washington monument | Fox News
Unbelievable split-second video, as Fox DC reported, caught the nation’s most familiar obelisk being struck by lightning on Saturday night.

Sorry for not having a poop article in the lineup this week. I guess all of the normal sources are a bit, um, slow right now.

Have a great week Corn Nation!