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The Huskers playing on Friday night meant I got all kinds of stuff done on Saturday. How about you?

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Not watching the Huskers on Saturday meant I could get all kinds of stuff done on Saturday. Most notably, Ranchdude and I picked apples and pulled the cider press out.

Mmmmm, home grown apple cider is the best.

What did you accomplish on a Husker football-less Saturday?

Corn Flakes

[Soccer] Huskers Tie #16 OSU, 2-2 - University of Nebraska
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Michigan has five great attackers but the Nebraska block and floor defense frustrated and slowed those attackers. Jess Mruzik normally leads the...

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Get thoughts from the Nebraska players about their huge win over Rutgers on Friday night.

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Forget style points. What mattered Friday night at Rutgers is that Nebraska won a close game.

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College football at 49? North Dakota lineman has right stuff | AP News
WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — When North Dakota State College of Science suffered a heartbreaking loss in early September — foiled at the goal line as time expired in a jolt to their national championship ambitions — it was a backup defensive lineman who stepped forward with a pep talk to lift the locker room.

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The Wagyu Olympics: The quest for the world's best beef - BBC Travel
Held every five years, the Zenkyo beef competition is only partially about winning. It's also about the Japanese concept of "ikigai" and the search for the Shangri-La of steak.

Man charged with smuggling pythons in his pants at US border | AP News
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City man has been charged with smuggling three Burmese pythons in his pants at a U.S-Canadian border crossing. Calvin Bautista, 36, is accused of bringing the hidden snakes on a bus that crossed into northern New York on July 15, 2018.

The Icelandic Tradition of Tossing Baby Puffins Off Cliffs
If you see pufflings being chucked off cliffs in Iceland, don’t be alarmed.

Lufthansa "bans AirTags in luggage" after passengers publicly shame it with location of lost bags | Boing Boing
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Molossia is a one-acre micronation, which has a population of 35 in the Nevada desert. 'President' Kevin Baugh founded it as a teenager in 1977.