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  • 'Mr. Awesome' Online Campaign Honors Boy Who Died in Pool Accident

    Ralphie Aversa at Trending Now10 hrs ago

    A new online campaign titled "Mr. Awesome" is paying tribute to a 7-year-old who died earlier this month in a pool accident.

    Calder Sloan's parents, who live in North Miami, recounted how they were often in awe of their son.

    "He was a superhero," said his father, Chris, at Calder's funeral service. "As he grew up, he just amazed us with his athletic ability. I was like, 'Carla, is this kid really ours? Because he's like …,'" as his wife shrugged her shoulders, eliciting laughter from the hundreds who gathered to pay tribute to the 7-year-old.

    The comic relief allowed a little pressure to escape the room that day.

    No one could fathom what the Sloans had gone through. Calder was pretty excited on April 13, when he and a family friend were set to jump in the pool for the first time in months. The avid swimmer challenged his friend to a race. As soon as the friend went into the pool, he felt a shock and immediately got out. But Calder continued on, swimming toward a pool light that was faulty due to a detached ground wire.

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  • New Idaho Business Provides Venue for Customers to Break Stuff

    Ralphie Aversa at Trending Now2 days ago

    is a new business in Boise, Idaho, that opened on Tax Day. The premise behind the establishment is certainly unique but relatively simple.

    "Our sole purpose is to provide a place for people to engage in recreational destruction," business owner Tom Farrenkopf told KBOI TVin Boise. "What we mean by that is, come in and break stuff."

    Yes, Das Breakroom is a room provides a room where for as little as a few dollars, you can take your stress out on all types of items: computer monitors, electronics, glass doors, dishes, and musical equipment, for example. As the business stated on Facebook, "If you buy it, you break it!"

    "The one day, actually I was having a horrible week, and I found myself on the verge of tears," customer Lindsey Shultz told KBOI. "I was pacing back and forth like, 'What am I going to do? I'm so frustrated right now.'"

    Shultz brought her frustration to Das Breakroom.

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