A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-12-07 15:00:16 GMT
(RNN) - Imagine this: two good friends traveling the country trying to dig out dusty pieces of history that you can mount on a wall. It would make a great TV show, right? (Intern whispering in my ear)More >>
Since there's already a show about a tall guy in a leather jacket and a short guy with a receding hair line trespassing in farmers' backyards, we might as well give you the next best thing.More >>
Saturday, November 30 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-11-30 15:00:16 GMT
(RNN) - A head coach is a noble position, one of authority and leadership - unless you do something the entire world can see is horribly, terribly wrong.Enter Jason Kidd, who the NBA just fleeced for $50,000More >>
There is no shortage of videos documenting the humanity-lowering, sadistic hoarding of goods every year on the day after Thanksgiving.More >>
Saturday, November 16 2013 10:03 AM EST2013-11-16 15:03:17 GMT
(RNN) - Every now and then we get a kick in the pants that reminds us how far we have come. Translation: Lots of stuff happens to remind us we're getting older. That apparently happened to one man whenMore >>
If you have ever wondered what happened to VHS tapes - you probably haven't - one man is going to become your new hero.More >>
Saturday, November 9 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-11-09 15:00:16 GMT
(RNN) - If you're having a bad day and generally feeling pitiful about your life, suck it up or else Dr. Deborah Cohan will smack you over the head with her contagious upbeat attitude. Cohan did somethingMore >>
If a breast cancer patient dancing like she's carefree before undergoing a mastectomy doesn't bring a smile to your face, you're incapable of being happy.More >>
(RNN) – The next time your family is at the fair and your child complains about the sign that says "You must be this tall to ride," think about a family in Ohio that totally bypassed that.
The young son of Jon and Natasha Cain is the star of a viral video that shows what happens when people decide to ignore the rules of convention for the happiness of their kids.
Is building a roller coaster from wood, concrete and PVC pipe in your backyard safe? Debatable.
Is it bound to win you the undying affection of your elated child? Absolutely.
The Lancaster, OH, couple spared no effort and expense in giving their son the most thrilling 12-second riding experience in the history of questionable ideas that turned out really cool.
"We thought it would cost about $300," Natasha Cain told Yahoo! News. "But you can't have a half-built roller coaster."
You said it, Natasha. If you're going to throw your kid in the middle of a really weird experiment, you might as well go all out.
The Cains, in fact, spent more than twice that on their little venture. Is anyone else feeling an offer from a prominent engineering firm coming?
Maybe not, but let's not fool ourselves into thinking this is all that rare.
Kids make spaceships, tanks, mansions and all other types of neat stuff out of junk lying around the yard every day. It only makes sense their parents, in all their wisdom and maturity, can take that creativity to the next level.
Popular Mechanics gives out prizes to people who create brilliant inventions on a whim. They call it rewarding everyday genius, but you might call it what happens when ordinary people have way too much time and access to scrap materials.
Either way, no kid on the playground should dare to venture into the "my dad is cooler than yours" argument because, for the moment, Jon Cain trumps them all.
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