When John Ivers grew tired of the long lines at amusement parks, he decided to build his very own roller coaster - in his backyard. Called the Blue Flash, the roller coaster is said to have the same safety standards as official park coasters, and even has a 360 degree loop.
"I built it by the seat of my pants," Ivers says in the video below. Now that's some true yankee ingenuity. Scroll further down for images.