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Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

Bombs Bursting in Air

Randi Miller | Posted 09.05.2014 | DC
Randi Miller

More pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. And as I sit in my house every Independence Day night with the volume turned ...

Man Tapes Firecrackers To Lips, Lights Them, Because Why Not?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Yes, it's as dumb as it sounds. But we can't help but marvel at yet another pioneer looking for fame on the Internet by injuring himself. Posted on...

Breaking the Mold: Out-of-the-Box JELL-O Recipes for Summer (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Summer is finally upon us, and with the seasonal shift come the obligatory outdoor barbecues, the fireworks of July Fourth festivities, and, of course...

Passenger Attempted To Blow Up Northwest Airlines Flight From Amsterdam To Detroit

AP | JIM IRWIN and LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ROMULUS, Mich. — A Nigerian man who said he was an agent for al-Qaida tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane Friday as it was preparing to ...

Eco-Friendly Fireworks For July 4

dsc.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now, scientists are working on a new generation of kinder, gentler pyrotechnics. While still explosive and dramatic, these fireworks produce less smok...