Saturday, July 03, 2010

Independence Day Links

5 Neat Facts About The Declaration of Independence.

5 Forgotten Founding Fathers. No school teaches you about all 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, but we can help close the gap. Also see 4 More Forgotten Founding Fathers.

Slate challenged readers to rewrite the Declaration of Independence as one Tweet. The top three selected are here. Read the other entries in the comments here.

10 Big Uncle Sams. Larger than life, and big enough for us all to look up to!

The History of Fourth of July Fireworks. It's how we celebrate out independence, with "Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."

How Fireworks Work.

How to take better photographs of your fireworks.

10 Fireworks Effects To Watch For. Armed with this information, you'll be able to describe them much better than “The Ones That Do That Shooty Thing”.

The 13 Most Horrible Firework Accidents.

Check your state laws concerning fireworks.

7 July 4th Traditions from Around the Nation. Of course, if you're from New England and have never eaten salmon for Independence Day, you are not alone.

A list of 155 TV marathons and specials for the Fourth of July weekend.

See also: Fireworks and The Fourth of July

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