Frosted Flakes: Women’s Basketball Gets Transferred, It Feels Like The Dust Bowl, And Swearing Makes You Stronger
Will the wind ever stop?
We had several days of strong, sustained winds (25-40mph with 50mph+ gusts) here on the ranch. He came from all over and caused a lot of damage in the neighborhood. A neighbor lost two bulk bins attached to his pigsty. One of the bins traveled nearly a mile and nearly swept away another neighbor’s pickup parked in his yard. (Luckily some people saw it coming and had it stopped at the edge of their yard). A dead tree fell on our road and Ranchhand 3 and I were the first there. We pulled him into the ditch so we could get home. Another neighbor had to get his loader tractor out and put the bucket on the roof of one of his sheds to keep it from flying away.
The ranch pup causes all sorts of mischief in the wind. I started placing bags of wood mulch around the house so I could spread it out when the wind died down. Puppy decided to remove the wrappings for me and now I have wood mulch strewn around the yard (not anywhere near where I want it) and plastic bags wrapped in trees and wire fences barbed wire.
I will never get used to days and days of wind like this. I fully understand how some people in the pioneer days went crazy listening to the wind. We could definitely have worse (just look at the photos from Ukraine) but that makes me appreciate the stories told about the Dust Bowl. I’ve been through dust storms and seen reduced visibility due to the ground blowing in that wind. Our little ranch is seeded with perennial pasture so we don’t lose any soil, but you don’t have to drive very far around to find blowouts and drift soil.
Hope the wind gives us a break soon. Or, I could join Cobby in the office tornado shelter and start doodling on the wall and talking to imaginary friends made out of old tennis shoes…
With three guards (MiCole Cayton, Ruby Porter and Whitney Brown) and one position (Bella Cravens) in the transfer gate, Amy Williams needed more bodies beyond incoming recruits to add to the roster. She got more than that – Nebraska landed a talented guard who helped her team reach the Sweet Sixteen. Krull’s USD coach is heading to West Virginia and the Coyotes are losing a lot of super seniors, so I guess Krull is looking for a program that’s close to home and seems to be on the rise.
Huskers end weekend with 6-4 Win Over Badgers – University of Nebraska
The Nebraska softball team (34-11, 14-2 Big Ten) ended the weekend with a win over Wisconsin (25-12, 10-5 Big Ten). The Huskers had 10 hits while holding
The softball winning streak was snapped Saturday when the Huskers lost both games of the doubleheader to the Badgers, but they still have plenty of momentum.
Martins, Talley win events in Waco – University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track team started day one of the Michael Johnson Invitational on Friday in Waco, Texas.
Sporty stuff outside of the 402/308
Column: Amid Growing Abuse, Officials Flee Youth Sports | PA News
ATLANTA (AP) — When you look at the ugly bruise surrounding Kristi Moore’s left eye, it’s no surprise that so many umpires and referees are hanging up their stripes.
‘They’re looking for this’: Students compete in Yup’ik and Iñupiaq spelling bee – Alaska Public Media
Organizers say children’s literacy is crucial to the survival of Alaska Native languages like Yup’ik and Iñupiaq.
Oh yes, I put spelling bees in the sports section. Have you seen some of these words?
NCAA college football rules committee approves changes to targeting rule, simulating injuries
In an effort to clear things up around injuries, the NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved three measures that will go into effect in 2022.
Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick says total Division I realignment is ‘inevitable’ Sports Illustrated
Big change is inevitable in college athletics. The Fighting Irish sporting director believes a full Division I realignment is coming.
More noise and other disturbances
World War II veteran lost his home in a fire, neighbors help him rebuild
A World War II veteran whose house burned down keeps his spirits up as neighbors and strangers raise money to help him recover.
The 37% Rule: How Many People Should You Date Before You Settle?
The 37% rule states that when making an important decision in life, discard the first 37% of a list and choose the next best one.
NASA Perseverance Rover Captures Stunning Mars Solar Eclipse Video
NASA’s Mastcam-Z camera recorded video of Phobos, one of the Red Planet’s two moons, to study how its orbit changes over time.
Why MIT researchers are studying Oreos | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
Fluid dynamics experts find it’s nearly impossible to evenly split the sweet filling of the black and white cookie in half
Why do British lawyers still wear wigs? | HowStuffWorks
By the end of the 17th century, the wearing of wigs became common practice in law. But why did it last so long?
Your body should be composted when you die
If you’re talking about sustainability, green burial practices can keep you going, even when you’re dead.
The man who shot to fame 20 years ago as the ‘Star Wars Kid’ says your digital shadow shouldn’t define you | Radio Canada
Before the rise of YouTube and Facebook, Ghyslain Raza became an internet star better known as the Star Wars Kid. It wasn’t on purpose or even intentional, but he’s learned to get over it and hopes others can do the same.
20 years of marriage: how “my big Greek wedding” became a resounding success
On a special anniversary, here’s the unlikely story of how a starless, studioless long shot became the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time.
poop poop poop
The poo pill could be the secret to crushing it at the gym
A trial for a new probiotic pill, marketed as Nella, contains bacteria harvested from the poop of top athletes and is currently underway.
Take a poo pill or be a couch potato? That is the question.
So there is this
Why does swearing make us stronger? – Great Reflection
Swearing has been shown to lessen pain and increase physical strength. Psychologists are trying to find out why.
I should be invincible.