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Frosted Flakes: Rat Rescuers, Eating Mummies, and a Heat Wave

Plus, the Men’s College World Series field is starting to take shape.

The First Heat Wave Arrives In Seville Photo By Eduardo Briones/Europa Press via Getty Images

I live in a rural area (I know, duh) but am relatively close to paved roads. Our little gravel road usually only carries traffic that is purposeful. No ones drives down our road just because. They are either visiting someone, planting/harvesting, or casing a farm to decide if they can steal something. Everyone else drives along the highways that are a mile or so away.

Most of this purposeful traffic is pickups, farm machinery, the mailman, or SUVs. There is an occasional ATV/UTV or human out for a run, but gravel roads are not the usual fun Sunday drive route.

Until yesterday.

I watched as a little white smart car drove down the gravel road past the cow herd and out of sight.

I am now questioning my level of rural-ness.

On a different note, it is supposed to be over 100 degrees today throughout Nebraska. The entire state will bake under a high pressure dome. Drink your water, apply sunscreen and stay inside if you can.

Frosted Flakes

Allick, Rodriguez to Compete at Pan Am Cup - University of Nebraska
Nebraska libero Lexi Rodriguez and middle blocker Bekka Allick were both selected to the 12-player squad from a group of 20 following a week-long training camp in

Top in-state recruit for the Huskers makes top 100 list
One of Nebraska's top recruits receives some good news.

Big Ten Football 2022 Predictions - | Expert Predictions, Picks, and Previews
Complete expert predictions for the 2022 Big Ten football season.

Back to full health, Ervin ready to add to Husker running backs competition
It was one of those absolutely cruel twists of sport.

Gabe Ervin had a hole, a gigantic hole, and was probably about to produce maybe...

Rogers Finishes Sixth in NCAA High Jump - University of Nebraska
Nebraska freshman high jumper Jenna Rogers tied for sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field on Saturday to conclude the meet.

Husker roster scholarship breakdown position by position
It doesn't seem like the floor is moving anymore at least. Enjoy that while it lasts.

As we meet the heat wave of June, it's...

Husker football players host kids camp
30 players swapped helmets for hats to help out with the 3-hour camp in Lincoln.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

I feel like I talk about what is wrong with youth sports way too often. The video below is what is right about youth sports. #DanceLikeNoOneIsWatching

Tiger Woods Is Now a Billionaire, Joins Exclusive Club with LeBron James, Michael Jordan: Forbes

Notre Dame Shocks No. 1 Tennessee, Advances to College World Series - Sports Illustrated
The Fighting Irish used back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning to knock off the top-seeded Volunteers.

Arkansas rallies, walks off vs. North Carolina to advance to Men's College World Series |
Down one heading into the bottom of the ninth against host North Carolina, Arkansas tied it up and walked off winners to advance to the 2022 Men's College World Series. Brady Slavens came through with the game-winning hit to cap a super regionals sweep.

Just how difficult is it to qualify for the U.S. Open? A scratch 'weekend' golfer finds out
An inside look at what it is like to try to qualify for the U.S. Open as our own Tom VanHaaren caddied for a close friend attempting the feat.

Your Weekly Dump

11 Historically Significant Toilets
From Elvis's near-final resting place to the porta-johns that saved a pilot's life, these are the toilets that altered world events.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

The world's biggest four-day work week pilot starts in the UK - CNN
Thousands of UK workers are starting a four-day work week from Monday with no cut to their pay in the largest trial of its kind.

A Carefully Constructed Li(f)e
Tim Brown seemed like a typical Florida retiree: He loved doting on his wife, fishing with friends, and flying his plane. But his life was built on a secret.

Why can't you remember being born, learning to walk or saying your first words? What scientists know about 'infantile amnesia'
Psychologists know babies can form memories soon after birth. So why can’t people remember anything that happened to them before around age 2? A child development expert describes possible reasons.

The last surviving ration pack from D-Day was found in a Dorset museum | CBC Radio
Elliot Metcalfe, the director of the Keeps Military Museum in Dorchester, U.K., has found what he believes to be the last surviving ration pack from the Normandy landings as Allied nations commemorate the 78th anniversary of D-Day this week.

Cancer drug had 100% success rate. : NPR
A small trial using the drug dostarlimab yielded an unprecedented success rate in eliminating tumors.

What Really Happens When You Pop Champagne, According to Science | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine
Researchers now have a clearer picture of the supersonic shock waves that form when carbon dioxide escapes from a bottle of bubbly

Self-charging battery generates electricity from moisture in the air - ABC News
New "self-charging batteries" can harvest enough energy from moisture to power small electronic devices. They sound too good to be true — so, how do they work?

Cactus garden thrives with fertiliser made from dregs of beer, bourbon, coke, boiled egg water - ABC News
Former country bartender Patricia Harman thought she'd try feeding her cactus collection booze … and they liked it.

Insurers Geico ordered to pay woman who caught STD having sex in car $5.2m | Missouri | The Guardian
Missouri appellate court rules Geico must cover ‘injuries and losses’ from disease after 2014 incident in Hyundai Genesis

Animal emotions: Does your dog know when your cat is angry? - Big Think
We already know animals feel emotions, and that they can understand humans' emotions. But can a wild boar empathize with a pig?

Ikea Norway offers help with baby names after COVID-19 boom | AP News
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Have you thought about Malm, Kivik or Trotten? Swedish retailer Ikea is known for the distinctive names of its flat-pack home products. The company's Norway branch wants to use the brand's experience to help parents browsing the baby-naming department.

The Length of a Day Oscillates Every 6 Years, And We May Finally Know Why
How we think about our planet's center may need to be seriously updated.

Ozette: The US' lost 2,000-year-old village - BBC Travel
In 1970, a violent storm uncovered a Makah village that was buried by a mudslide more than 300 years earlier. A newly re-opened museum tells the fascinating story of the ancient site.

Then There’s This

Rats Trained to Carry Tiny Backpacks Into Earthquake Zones – So Rescue Teams Can Talk to Survivors
Rats are being trained to be sent into earthquake debris wearing tiny backpacks, so rescue teams can talk to survivors.

Workers rescued after tumbling into vat of chocolate at Mars Wrigley factory | US news | The Guardian
The pair were carrying out maintenance work on the partially filled tank at the plant in Pennsylvania

Why did people start eating Egyptian mummies? | Live Science
Mummies were a prescribed medicine in Europe for 500 years.

I’m sorry about this last one. Really.