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Fireworks Flare; Music Underwhelms

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

Hyla Douglas, my daughter, on the left; Mayya Isaeva on the right at the boat's stern The two ladies in the ballroom As the light faded on July 4,...

Two Folks Wield Lightsabers Against Fireworks From The Dark Side

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.08.2016 | Comedy

Combining “Star Wars” with 4th of July fireworks is only a dream for many of us, but these two made it happen. Watch them swing their lightsabers ...

World's Sweetest Cat Comforts Dog During Fourth Of July Fireworks

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.07.2016 | HuffPost Home

Even cat lovers will concede that most of the time, cats are jerks. So it’s especially heartwarming to see one feline go out of its way to comfort a...

Teen Loses Leg, May Never See Again After Accident With Explosive

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.05.2016 | Crime

A Texas teen lost his leg and may never see again following an accident with a homemade firecracker over the July Fourth weekend. Rowdy Radford, 15, w...

The Fourth

Ann Medlock | Posted 07.05.2016 | Style
Ann Medlock

I've got the hamburgers and the sparklers. Washed my red white and blue T shirt. Everybody's got their assignments for the barbecue. And I find myself wondering--just what are we celebrating here?

Your Flag Is Still There

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

Closed tomorrow for the holiday, the sign read. One of the 10 biggies where most of the country stops and reflects. The short list composed of a few...

July 4th Display Ends With A Big Bang As Fireworks Explode At Once

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.05.2016 | Weird News

A Fourth of July fireworks display in Plymouth, Massachusetts, ended abruptly after a technical glitch caused every remaining rocket to go off at once...

Do 4th of July Fireworks Hurt the Environment?

Quora | Posted 07.04.2016 | Green
Quora

How much of an impact do Fourth of July fireworks in the U.S. have on pollution and global warming? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge shari...

Happy Fourth of July, America -- Love, Space

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science

"And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in ..." Ursa Major?! Just in time for Independence Day, astronomers released an image of a dazzling "f...

See How Fireworks Injuries Skyrocket On July 4th

STAT | Posted 07.02.2016 | Healthy Living
STAT

The Fourth of July always brings a slew of patients with fireworks injuries into ERs across the country. But it's not solely an Independence Day phenomenon. Federal researchers track data on those injuries year-round.

13 Photos Of Fireworks At Weddings That Are Absolutely Explosive

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 07.01.2016 | Weddings

There's nothing like wedding fireworks to really end the party -- and start off your marriage -- with a bang. In celebration of July 4, we're sharing ...

Enjoy A Safe And Healthy Fourth Of July

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Fireworks may have been invented by the ancient Chinese (during the Tang Dynasty to be exact) but it is we Americans who have made them part of our national identity. Bottle rockets, firecrackers, Roman candles, and of course, those glorious aerial displays are the colorful and explosive icons of our Independence Day celebrations.

The Best Places To See Fireworks On The 4th Of July

The Active Times | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel
The Active Times

This year Independence Day falls on a Monday. This means you have a three-day weekend to get out and celebrate. Are you planning a trip? Maybe you are...

These Are This Year's Hottest Fourth of July Fashion Trends

Wishbone App | Posted 06.28.2016 | Style
Wishbone App

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, meaning time is running out to lock in our festive fashion for the long weekend! Known as quite possibly t...

Test Your Patriotism With The Red, White, And You Quiz

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.27.2016 | Comedy
Samuel C. Spitale

Sure, it feels patriotic to BBQ on our day off and light fireworks we hope won't start a brush fire, but it's little more than consumerism wrapped in the seasonal marketing of nationalism. But fear not! If you wanna put your patriotism to the test, we've got just the thing for you.

Absurd Harmony in Rocinha

Tzvi Miller | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel
Tzvi Miller

I just was sitting up on the roof gazing around at the beautiful sights and taking in the incredible variation of different sounds. Not a moment of qu...

Parents-To-Be Find Out Baby's Sex In Explosive Style

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.04.2016 | Weird News

This couple from Canada lit up the night sky to find out the sex of their second baby. Monica and Graham Driscoll used a dynamite plunger to set off a...

Indians Fireworks Guy Accidentally Lets 'Em Fly For Opposing Team

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports

Lapses in judgement happen over the course of a long Major League baseball season. Most of the time, it's the lapses by players and coaches that we no...

Jason Pierre-Paul Is Already Joking About Losing A Finger

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.24.2015 | Sports

Over the 4th of July weekend, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul put his patriotism ahead of his paycheck when a fireworks accident cost him his r...

Berea Celebrates America With First Friday

Critley Lynn King | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Critley Lynn King

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5 Points Gathering Summer 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

5 Points Gathering at Mount Baldy during fourth of July weekend taught me the true meaning of a gathering. Perched upon a mountain that requires a chairlift to ascend, attendees load themselves and their camping gear onto the lifts and the adventure begins.

Dear Pro Athletes, Stop Playing With Fireworks

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports

The allure of fireworks is pretty self-explanatory. Explosions. Cool colors. They go boom, and they go bang. We ooh and we aah, and sometimes we sing ...

July 4 and Alice: The Wonderlands of Freedom

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Books
Randee Mia Berman

In the middle of the terrace barbecue, I was thinking about Alice, Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Airplane, and the White Rabbit, all marching to the tune of their own inner fife and drummers. All in the name of Independence.

One Fart From Freedom on the Fourth of July

Janie Emaus | Posted 07.04.2016 | Comedy
Janie Emaus

And then it happened. On the Fourth of July, while fireworks lit up the sky, popping and crackling in the air, my dad's internal organs opened up with explosives of their own. Our family cheers rivaled those of the partygoers on the street.

Why Do We Shoot Off Fireworks on the Fourth of July?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.04.2016 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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