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 >>
In 2011, 51 calls related to the Cinnamon Challenge were received by the U.S. American Association of Poison Control Centers. During the first half of 2012, 178 calls were received related to ingestion of cinnamon intentionally.
Cinnamonchallenge.com, a website devoted entirely to the Cinnamon Challenge, displays a screamer of a disclaimer: DO NOT ATTEMPT THE CINNAMON CHALLENGE! IT BURNS!
The website also warns that the challenge is practically impossible to do - although some think it's easy.
Although this latest internet craze may seem silly to some, but it is extremely popular among adolescents. According to the Cinnamon Challenge.com more 40,000 videos have been to YouTube.
In one video, three adolescents are shown, giggling nervously, all attempting the challenge together.
Two of the kids attempt to ingest the spice - which comes from tree bark - and immediately spit it out. The third lasted a little longer than the first two, but she eventually spits it out as well.
Seconds later, all three children are the sink drinking water profusely.
Health experts say trying to ingest a tablespoon of cinnamon in 60 seconds may cause choking coughing burning in nose, throat and mouth - vomiting is even a possibility.
Forbes released five reasons not to take the Cinnamon Challenge, including possible asthma attacks, and the 21st century version of "if your friends jumped of a bridge, would you?"
Just because it's on YouTube and the internet, doesn't mean you should do it.
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