#July4th

History | History

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.

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.

News | Heroes & Heroines

'American Idol' finalist Jax defends Fourth of July White House performance | Fox News

“American Idol” finalist Jax said Thursday nothing is going to stop her from performing at the White House on Independence Day, calling the chance a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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

Entertainment | Entertainment

New On Netflix: The Shows And Movies To Watch For The Holiday Weekend - Forbes

A new anime series and 70 new movies and shows debut this week, most in time for holiday viewing.

Recipes | Recipes

frozen s'mores | pudding & marshmallow sandwiches - It's Always Autumn

Make frozen s'mores for the perfect summer treat! Chocolate pudding and marshmallow are sandwiched in graham crackers and frozen in this easy recipe.

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.

News | The News

Rep. King: ISIS 4th of July Threat ‘Nothing’ Like I’ve Seen Since 9/11 | MRCTV

In a joint intelligence bulletin, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the National Counterterrorism Center reportedly issued a warning to police and military to be wary of a potential terror attack on the Fourth of July.

History | History

Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’?

Yankee Doodle went to town...Mm-hm, yeah.
Riding on a pony...Ok.
Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni...Wait. What?

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.

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 ...