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These teens built a roller coaster in their backyard, and it got them into college

Friday  17:45,   24 february 2017
The Week

Their classmates and teachers didn't think it could be done, but J.T. Nejedlo and Aidan Deaven proved them all wrong by building a working roller coaster in Deaven's Delafield, Wisconsin, backyard. When Nejedlo was a freshman and[...]

These teens built a roller coaster in their backyard, and it got them into college

Friday  17:45,   24 february 2017
The Week

Their classmates and teachers didn't think it could be done, but J.T. Nejedlo and Aidan Deaven proved them all wrong by building a working roller coaster in Deaven's Delafield, Wisconsin, backyard. When Nejedlo was a freshman and[...]

91-Year-Old ‘Queen of Sass’ Gets Appropriately Hilarious Obituary

Friday  14:00,   24 february 2017
Time

"I hate to admit it, but evidently I died"“I was born. I lived. I died. I hate to admit it, but evidently I died,” the obit began. “I’m leaving behind a hell of a lot of stuff Casey and Melissa will have to get rid of. So, if you’re[...]

Frito the Sharp-Dressed Dog Reunites With Siblings After Searching for Them on Facebook

Friday  09:35,   24 february 2017
Inside Edition

"I don't think they remembered each other, but they did get along great," Corrie Gemmiti, Frito's owner, told InsideEdition.com. It was an unlikely family gathering as Frito, a dog adopted more than a year ago, was reunited with [...]

Frito the Sharp-Dressed Dog Reunites With Siblings After Searching for Them on Facebook

Friday  09:35,   24 february 2017
Inside Edition

"I don't think they remembered each other, but they did get along great," Corrie Gemmiti, Frito's owner, told InsideEdition.com. It was an unlikely family gathering as Frito, a dog adopted more than a year ago, was reunited with [...]

Couple with Down Syndrome to Celebrate 22nd Anniversary: 'I've Never Seen Love Like It'

Friday  08:45,   24 february 2017
Inside Edition

Defying criticism, a couple with Down syndrome has been married for nearly 22 years. When Maryanne and Tommy Piling were married, the bride’s mother received ugly comments about the union of two people with Down syndrome.“Some people said to my[...]

Teenage girl offers free laundry and a renewed spirit

Friday  08:45,   24 february 2017
USA TODAY

It's Friday evening, and Caroline Gowan, 16, is doing her favorite weekend activity. She's standing hanging out at her neighborhood laundromat. "It's a great thing to do on a Friday night," she[...]

Indian School Specializes in Educating Elderly Women

Friday  08:45,   24 february 2017
Mental Floss

Aajibaichi Shala is India's first "school for grandmothers."Classes include basic literacy lessons like learning the alphabet and signing names. "As long as I’m alive, I want to learn," 65-year-old student Sunanda Datatri tells Great[...]

Indian School Specializes in Educating Elderly Women

Friday  08:45,   24 february 2017
Mental Floss

Aajibaichi Shala is India's first "school for grandmothers."Classes include basic literacy lessons like learning the alphabet and signing names. "As long as I’m alive, I want to learn," 65-year-old student Sunanda Datatri tells Great[...]

This tennis tournament is using shelter dogs as ballboys

Friday  06:15,   24 february 2017
The Washington Post

Because slobber notwithstanding, who knows more about retrieving balls?If it’s like last year, the pooches at the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo will wear sweatbands on their wrists — ankles? — and scarves around their necks. They’ll be specially trained[...]

Woman Is Still Keeping an 85-Year-Old Valentine’s Cookie as Family Heirloom

Friday  06:00,   24 february 2017
Time

It was given to her mother by her first loveAccording to KTVK, Scottsdale resident Penny Rickhoff has kept the heart-shaped dessert in a jewelry box since it was passed down by her mother — who saved it as a memento of her first love. The family[...]

Woman Is Still Keeping an 85-Year-Old Valentine’s Cookie as Family Heirloom

Friday  06:00,   24 february 2017
Time

It was given to her mother by her first loveAccording to KTVK, Scottsdale resident Penny Rickhoff has kept the heart-shaped dessert in a jewelry box since it was passed down by her mother — who saved it as a memento of her first love. The family[...]

Fuzzy, Furry Calf Has Internet Swooning and Swearing Off Meat

Thursday  18:20,   23 february 2017
Inside Edition

How you doing now, fuzzy[...]

Are you kitten me? Shelter cats' dating-style profiles go viral

Thursday  18:20,   23 february 2017
CNET

A prank gets laughs by giving shelter cats goofy dislikes. But the critters still need homes.Delores is looking for a home. Especially interested in owners with spell casting[...]

Shetland Ponies Take a Boat to Islands Where Wild Herds Roam Freely

Thursday  18:20,   23 february 2017
Inside Edition

"In the old days, it'd be more normal to go by sea than by trailer or car," horse trainer Emma Massingale told InsideEdition.com.“It kind of intrigues me — we’ve got nine breeds of ponies in the U.K.,” Emma Massingale, 34, told[...]