#July4

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

How Do Fireworks Actually Work? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Food & Drink | Food

Ultimate Guide to the Fourth of July | Food & Wine

We have designed the Ultimate Fourth of July Guide with hundreds of recipes that highlight barbecue, summer produce, patriotic dishes and more.

History | History

What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?

They may not have been hosting a cookout, but they did know how to imbibe and celebrate

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

What's Really Inside a Hot Dog?

We don't recommend reading this before your next cook-out.

Politics | Newsmedia

Texas city to fly 40,000 flags on Independence Day | Fox News Video

Flags will be displayed in front of every home, business and place of worship in Irving; Nell Anne Hunt, founder of The Great Flag Caper, details the operation on 'Fox & Friends.'

Politics | Interesting Links

MERICA! Patriot who loves this country SO HARD writes most EPIC thread about Independence Day maybe EVER

This patriot GETS IT.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

5 Ways to Calm Your Dog During Fireworks - The Dogington Post

For parents of dogs that fear loud, unknown noises, a booming crack or the startling burst of fireworks in the distance can mean hours of heartache and helplessness trying to comfort our terrified four-legged family member.

History | History

How Americans Celebrated Independence Day in 1777 | Mental Floss

July 4, 1776, may not be the day the Continental Congress declared their independence from England (that would be July 2). It's not even the day that signing of the Declaration began (that would be a month later and drag on for quite some time).

Entertainment | Entertainment

Big Dumb Action Movies You Can Stream All July 4 - Thrillist

Sometimes you need a big dumb blockbuster where dudes get punched and stuff blows up. These are those movies.

Recipes | Recipes

18 Party-Friendly Burger and Sandwich Recipes for July 4th

I think it's fair to say that any kind of summery outdoor celebration flat-out requires a few handheld foods—something your guests can bite into without having to set their beers down. To that end, it's only logical that you supply them with burgers

History | History

The Declaration of Independence: Six lesser-known facts - CNN.com

This Fourth of July will mark the 239th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Here are some lesser-known facts about the document.

Entertainment | Entertainment

17 Patriotic Movies to Watch Over Fourth of July Weekend

What's an American to do once the thrill of BBQ and fireworks has worn off? Watch movies, that's what.

Business & Finance | Business

Unpatriotic U.S. Corporations Becoming Hot Political Issue That Unites Right And Left

The days when Big Business can have it both ways -- as an artificial, power-concentrating entity with special privileges and immunities, on the one hand, and all the constitutional human rights of real people on the other hand, are coming to an end....

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

15 Great Fourth of July Deals You Absolutely Must Check Out

This year, July 4 falls on a Friday. And given the sales we're seeing (entire stores at 40% or 50% off!), it's looking a lot like an early Black Friday. Happy National Ice Cream Month!

History | History

Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in America is as old the country itself. On our first Independence Day celebration, held in Philadelphia ...

Food & Drink | Seasonal Recipes

Red, White and Blue Recipes for Your Fourth of July

There are few things more unabashedly American than a Fourth of July barbecue. Except for maybe an all-red, white, and blue Fourth of July barbecue. For those patriots out there gearing up celebrate the stars and stripes, we've got you covered.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

The 5 best places in LA to watch fireworks this 4th of July

Put on your favorite star spangled shirt/tie/underoos, and get your freedom-loving, patriotic self to one of these epic Independence Day extravaganzas.