Thursday Flakes: Pizza Toppings, Campfire Stories, and Disney World Rides


Part of this Flakes was completed in the middle of the night at Miami airport. Let’s just say I haven’t slept much, which is why I passed out early last night and I’m finishing Flakes now. But hey, at least now I’m in Guatemala.

Here are some questions to get the ball rolling today. What is your favorite Disney World attraction? What’s the weirdest pizza topping you’ve ever seen? Do you know someone who is addicted to streaming? There’s a lot of good stuff to discuss, so let’s dive straight into Flakes.

Get to know the new Husker Marcus Washington | Soccer | corn nation

Nebraska continues their momentum in the transfer gate by landing former Texas wide receiver Marcus Washington. Not only is Washington reuniting with its former quarterback Casey Thompson, but it could also fill the void left by Zavier Betts’ departure from the team. Here’s a look at Washington and what he brings to the Huskers.

Mailbag: Thoughts on the Ballless Memorial Stadium | Sports | Hail Varsity

Red balloons, actually. The kind that gets released after every first Husker football touchdown inside Memorial Stadium. Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts explained why balls won’t be given out for the 2022 season when he appeared on “Sports Nightly” earlier this week. In short, there is a shortage of helium.

Filling in the stats: Huskers All In on the transfer portal in 2022 | Sports | Hail Varsity

This transfer includes three JUCO players, six FCS / Division III transfers and 12 FBS transfers. This is an important transfer class that may or may not be full at this point. And due to the free transfer role, each of them is eligible to play this season. Welcome to the new era of college football, where it’s easier than ever to flip a roster.

Recruiting in Nebraska: relentless recruiter Bull Busch pays for Huskers | Sports | Hail Varsity

The new additions are already paying off for the Huskers. Busch has been among the new coaches working hard this offseason to find talent for the Huskers. We started to see the start of that this spring when more players from Kansas and Missouri visited the Huskers. Then we saw something new that will seem small but was a big deal for Nebraska.

Former Husker Keith Williams Joins Husker Recruitment Department | Soccer | Omaha World Herald

Williams confirmed to the World-Herald that he is now one of the Huskers’ assistant director of player personnel. Williams previously served as an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Bethel University in Tennessee, an NAIA school two hours west of Nashville.

Three Huskers qualify for NCAA Outdoor Athletics Championship | Athletics | Omaha World Herald

Nebraska’s Alex Talley, Maxwell Otterdahl and Burger Lambrechts earned offers for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Wednesday’s preliminary round, day one of the four-day regional meet. Talley finished sixth in the hammer throw to qualify for his third outdoor championship. The program record holder finished sixth last year in the North Dakota State event.

Turning to her Husker roots, Courtney Breault helps Clemson’s softball program make history | Softball | Lincoln Journal Star

Breault didn’t give serious thought to training when she exhausted her eligibility in Nebraska. After ending her playing career in the spring of 2013, Breault still had one more semester to complete. A “random” semester, as she called it. Kyle Jamieson, who was an assistant coach at Arkansas (where Breault began his college career before moving to NU), called Breault about an opportunity to join him at Furman as a volunteer assistant.

58 Disney World Rides Ranked | Travel | Travel + Leisure

Disney World’s top attractions range from classic dark rides with beloved theme music to innovative new experiences that use the latest technology to fully immerse guests in the storytelling. These rides are worth waking up early to experience.

The World’s Most Family-Friendly Airports and Airlines | Travel | Travel impulse

The Family Vacation Guide recently looked at departure times and on-time cancellation rates for 50 of the world’s busiest airports and analyzed other factors important to family friendliness, such as free Wi-Fi access, the number of restaurants available and the number of things to do.

Most and cheapest airports to fly from | Travel | Travel impulse

News website Finance Buzz recently looked at the average domestic airfares of the 45 busiest airports in the United States using data released by the US Department of Transportation to determine which are best for Americans traveling on a budget. tight in 2022.

How long-haul travel will change after coronavirus | Travel | BBC

Today’s travelers want to fly farther, faster and in style, while paying less. Meeting these demands requires innovative thinking and airlines are increasingly investing in products that will satisfy long-haul passengers. Here are three.

World’s First Incentive for Palau ‘Good Travelers’ | Travel | BBC

In a world-first initiative, visitors to Palau will be offered exclusive experiences based on how they treat the environment and culture, not how much they spend.

Unusual pizza topping in Buenos Aires | Travel | BBC

A century ago, Italian immigrants to Argentina’s capital gave pizza an unusual new topping: a chickpea pancake known as “faina.”

Alaska’s Best National Park for Every Type of Traveler | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

From the nation’s largest national park and a river lined with feeding grizzly bears, to significant sites filled with native history, Alaska is a state full of pristine wilderness that will change the way even travelers the more seasoned think of public lands and our impact on them.

Wheelchair User’s Guide To Getting Out This Summer | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

“The great outdoors” and “wheelchair accessible” don’t usually coexist in the same sentence, but they absolutely should. Outdoor adventures are for everyone, regardless of someone’s abilities. And with improved accessibility at national and state parks, public beaches, and more, much of what was once off-limits to wheelchair users is now within easy reach.

meets retirees who act as volunteer guides on Amtrak trains | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

Through a partnership between Amtrak, the National Park Service (NPS), and Texas A&M University, volunteer guides ride trains that pass by or through National Park sites, sharing stories and information about history, culture, geology, flora and fauna of the region.

The faces of Uyghur detention camps in China | News | BBC

The Xinjiang police files, as they are called, were passed on to the BBC earlier this year. After a months-long effort to investigate and authenticate them, they can be shown to offer important new insights into the internment of the region’s Uyghurs and other Turkish minorities.

Who owns Einstein? The battle for the most famous face in the world | History | The Guardian

Thanks to a shrewd California lawyer, Albert Einstein earned far more posthumously than he ever earned in his lifetime. But is this what the great scientist would have wanted?

How to tell a campfire story to children » cultural useful wiki | Outside

Telling a campfire story is not difficult. It helps to start with a general narrative, but you don’t need to have the plots fully formed in your mind. You can just start talking and let the story guide you. The important thing is to maintain the momentum. Don’t hang around. You go for suspense and action, not long exposure. But don’t rush either.

Meet the volunteers who maintain the Appalachian Trail | News | Christian Science Monitor

Humans – especially new hikers – can disturb the forest with litter, graffiti, music and millions of footprints. Nature, for its part, will always try to take over the trail with weeds, moving water eroding the path, and fallen trees called “blowdowns”. Therefore, the need for trails creates a need for trail maintenance. And trail maintainers need training.

How to take things less personally | Psychology | Psyche

Always blaming yourself or assuming that others think badly of you? A CBT therapist shares ways to break those habits of self-criticism.

The Misfortunes of Being Addicted to Streaming | Entertainment | Fork

After a decade under the influence of music algorithms, a look at what streaming services offer the most engaged fans and what lingers beneath the surface.

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