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Usher might ruin your dog’s Fourth of July


For many, the Fourth of July is about food, food, alcohol and more food (maybe with a side of baseball). But as late afternoon rolls around and people prepare for fireworks displays, you might remember, “Hey… didn’t Banjo freak out about the fireworks last year?” If you live in NYC, R&B star Usher is “curating” [...]

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Do Fireworks Resemble the True Sights and Sounds of the U.S.’s Key Historical Battles?

After witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore on the night of September 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key was moved to immortalize the scene in what became the U.S. national anthem: “the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air…” Many cite Key’s depiction of battle as a driving force [...]

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What Makes Them Go Boom? Our Favorite Explainers on the Science of Fireworks

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Staring up as cascades of colorful light bloom noisily from the dark sky—that’s how many Americans will conclude their Independence Day. Behind the pretty image, however, fireworks rely on basic physical and chemical principles. So just how do fireworks work? Various corners of the internet, including this website, have tackled the topic before. In 2003, [...]

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