Lots of fathers have confidence in their children, but few display the bravado of Mick Tunnicliffe.

Ten years ago Tunnicliffe placed a £100 (roughly $162) bet at 100-1 odds that his son, Ryan, would some day play for Manchester United.

So on Wednesday, when 19-year-old Ryan made his debut in the 77th minute at Old Trafford, Mick was a proud (and wealthy) man. According to The Guardian, Mick was in the stands to see Ryan take the field.

Mick's bet paid off to the tune of £10,000 (about $16,191).

But there's more. Mick also put down £100 at 350-1 odds that Ryan would play for the British national side. So if Ryan ever suits up for England, Mick will have landed himself more than $50,000.

(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)

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Like many children, 4-year-old Jayden Fugelseth has a unique relationship with a toy. In Jayden's case, it is his toy train, Stanley. Jayden's father, Ron, says the train has been Jayden's imaginary friend since he was 2. Ron even compared their relationship to the "Peanuts" character Linus and his blanket.

But Linus' blanket never did anything this cool.

Recently, Ron and Jayden performed one of the coolest home science projects you'll ever see. After watching a video in which a Lego astronaut is blasted into space, Ron thought he could try the trick out with Stanley.

So Ron, who works as the creative director for the motion graphics and film production studio Oxygen Productions Inc., gathered the tools necessary for a quick trip to outer space. According to NBC News, that included the following: a weather balloon, a palm-size HD video camera, an old Boost Mobile cellphone that could transmit GPS location readings, a pocket warmer for heat, batteries and a foam box for insulation and padding.

Several weeks ago, Ron and Jayden ventured out to Tracy, California to launch Stanley into space. Fifteen minutes before letting the balloon go, Ron called the FAA to make sure no planes were flying in the area above them. He also studied the area around the launch point to make sure it was farm land, and the train would not land in someone's backyard.

However after releasing Stanley, things didn't go so smoothly. Ron says he lost the tracking cell phone's reception immediately following the launch, and he thought he would never see the train again. But magically, after about four hours, the reception returned and Ron was able to track the train's location. The train had traveled for an hour-and-a-half and reached a height of 18 miles above earth.

A few days after the launch, Ron and Jayden discovered the train in a field about 27 miles from where it was launched.

Ron created the following video, which hit 1 million views in less than one week. He writes that he animated Stanley's face in the way that he imagine his son sees the train.

As you'll see in the video, Jayden is ecstatic to be reunited with his train. He even told his dad he wished he was train, so he he could go into space.

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They picked the right place for a pit stop.

Shawna Arnold had gone into labor, and her boyfriend was driving them as fast as he could toward Concord Hospital in New Hampshire, but not fast enough.

Shawna's water broke in the car, so he pulled into the parking lot at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and ran to the ticket office looking for help. Fortunately for them, there was a motorcycle event at the speedway, which meant that an ambulance and EMT crew were on hand.

The EMTs took over the delivery process, which Shawna and her boyfriend had started in their car. Then the ambulance took little five-pound Katie to the hospital.

Katie is likely to be a big NASCAR fan, not just because of all the racing around that surrounded her birth. The Speedway gave her the gift of two free tickets to its NASCAR race every year for life.

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What's the best way to celebrate your first day of first grade?

By pulling out your first tooth using a remote-controlled monster truck. Duh.

As you'll see in the video below, Easton Jarrett could not have been more excited to get rid of his tooth. The first-grader's parents attached one end of a string of dental floss to an R/C monster truck and tied the other end to Easton's tooth. Easton himself had the honors of "pulling" out his tooth.

The young boy is amazingly unfazed by the process. He never utters so much as a yelp of pain.

Who needs fancy dental equipment when you've got a remote-controlled monster truck?

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Jerry Jones' son-in-law Shy Anderson became an instant celebrity last week when he was caught on camera cleaning the glasses of the Cowboys owner.

And now, after much questioning and uproar about being Jones' "personal eyeglass cleaner," Anderson is looking to take that embarrassing incident and turn it into a profit. Anderson told the Dallas Morning News that he is creating "Jerry Wipes," custom eyeglass cleaning cloths. Anderson said the idea started as a joke, but is now a serious project.

And Anderson made sure to set the record straight about the infamous glass-cleaning incident in the Dallas Morning News story.

"Jerry never talks to anybody during the game," Anderson said. "He is so focused. But he started asking, 'Where’s Witten?' I was looking over his should and I could see his glasses were completely smudged. I said, 'Seriously, Jerry? Let me see your glasses.' I actually had an eyeglass cloth in my pocket."

And it turns out Anderson may have some unique insight into glass cleaning. After he wiped Jones's lenses, the Cowboys owner exclaimed, "Oh my gosh, I can see!"

(H/T to USA Today)

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College football ties run deep with one young Tennessee football fan.

A recent YouTube video captures a 4-year-old's reaction to finding out he was placed on the red team in his flag football league. The team has no name (his mother confirms it certainly isn't Georgia), but just the color evokes bad memories for this toddler.

The first word out of the boy's mouth after finding out he is on the red team says it all: "Ewww."

The boy's question, "Why does the red team always win?," touches on a sad reality for Volunteers fans; Georgia has beaten Tennessee in all but one year of this 4-year-old's life.

(H/T to Off The Bench)

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A few years ago a video surfaced on YouTube of two-year-old Keith O'Dell Jr. showing off his unbelievable talent at the pool table.

Despite playing on a mini table, O'Dell Jr. was better than many adults will ever be. The video's popularity drew invitations for O'Dell Jr. to perform at the American Pool Association's championship competition and to showcase his skills on the Rachael Ray show.

Three years later, at the ripe old age of five, Keith has moved on to a regular size pool table. The YouTube channel Thinkr returned to the O'Dell's home in upstate New York to check in on Keith Jr. and to see what the prodigy plans for the future. It turns out Keith Jr. is just as good a pool player as he was three years ago, if not better. In fact, his father is already discussing the possibility of sponsorships to help pay for college.

"I saw that Keith Jr. had talent, and I saw that there was money to be made here," said Keith Jr.'s father, Keith Sr. "College these days is really, really, really expensive. And I want Keith to go to college, and I believe he should. It's really important to me to utilize the talent that he's been given and do something positive with it. Helping a cue company sells cues or a piece of chalk, that could play him through college."

Keith Jr. is a fourth-generation pool player. Keith Sr. estimates that he used to shoot 200 racks every night, and he still plays often with his father, Keith Jr.'s grandfather. Before he was old enough to play, Keith Jr. learned the game by diligently observing his father.

"Junior, I would just put him in the high chair, and he would be one hand with the Cherrios and the other hand with the sippy cup and he would watch me play pool all day," said Keith Sr.

No matter what Keith Jr. decides to do with his talent down the road, at least he'll be able to breeze through show-and-tell for the foreseeable future.

(H/T to Barstool Sports)

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