Items tagged with Fourth of July

Today is July 4th, otherwise known as Independence Day in the United States, which means good friends, good food on the grill, good beer, and of course fireworks! On the topic of fireworks and all the wonderful pyrotechnics that will ignite the skies tonight, have you ever wondered how they're made? It's a little more involved than packing black powder into a cardboard container and calling it good. Actually, it's pretty complex from start to finish. Popular Mechanics took a detailed look at the engineering of fireworks, which start off as handcrafted shells encased in treated cardboard and heavy... Read more...
Today is the Fourth of July, and you know what that means, right? Of course you do, which is why the burgers are prepped (Protip: make a small indentation with your thumb in the middle and they won't balloon up on the grill, tempting you to flatten the flavor out with your spatula), Ladder Ball is setup in the backyard, and your big box of fireworks is at the ready. Of course we owe this holiday to our founding fathers who penned the Declaration of Independence that was officially adopted on July 4, 1776. The rest is history, and here we are 235 years later still celebrating that day. Image taken... Read more...