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Ten things you didn't know about Nebraska

Friday, October 5, 2007 | 4:02 a.m. CDT; updated 11:04 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008
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10

The 911 emergency system of communications, now used throughout the nation, originated in Lincoln, Neb.

9

Famous alumni of the school include Warren Buffett, the third richest man in the world, and New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain.

8

One account says Nebraska is the birthplace of the reuben sandwich.

7

Former residents of Lincoln include Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, former talk show host Johnny Carson and vice president Dick Cheney.

6

When filled to capacity, Memorial Stadium (where the Huskers play home games) holds more people (85,197) than any city in Nebraska except for Omaha and Lincoln.

5

Lincoln’s nickname is the “Star City” after the star logos used to indicate city capitals. The city’s logo is actually a star that is made up of five L’s.

4

Lincoln County is the origin of the world’s largest Woolly Mammoth

fossil.

3

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, a high-school dropout, attended the University of Nebraska for the filming of a six-episode reality show, “Tommy Lee Goes to College,” on NBC in 2005.

2

The Lincoln Airport is an emergency landing site for the NASA space shuttle and is the top landing site in the non-coastal United States.

1

Kool-Aid was created in 1927 by Edwin Perkins in the city of Hastings, which is about 100 miles west of Lincoln. It is the official soft drink of Nebraska.


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Kevin Hamilton October 9, 2007 | 12:02 a.m.

And we don't hate people from Missouri like they do us.

I had a man tell me he hated me because I was a Husker fan Saturday night before the game. I wonder if this man would hate me if we met up at a Harley rally or a church social?

I love Husker football, but not to the point of hating another man because he loves another team. Football is only a game,

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments" (Matthew 22:36-40).

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