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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fourth of July’

Katy Perry And John Mayer Are On Again? Couple Spotted At Grateful Dead Concert

The “Firework” pop star, Katy Perry, was seen together with John Mayer over the Fourth of July weekend. The Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well ” concert held in Chicago, saw Perry, 30, and Meyer, 37, rekindling their relationship. The two were spotted cozying up to one another at the concert. This started the rumors that they are actually back on. …

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Fireworks Can, and Will, Blow Your Head Off, Demonstrates the US Gov

Fireworks Can, and Will, Blow Your Head Off, Demonstrates the US Gov

On average, about 230 people go to the hosptial with fireworks-related injuries during the month surrounding the 4th of July. Half of those injuries are burns. Obviously, hands and fingers make up the majority of injured body parts (36%), followed by eyes (19%) and general head and face (19%). Firecrackers are the most likely to injure you, followed closely by …

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Utah Car Crash Leaves 5 Dead, 2 Injured

The holiday weekend turned deadly for five people in Utah after a head-on collision occurred on Sunday, July 6. According to Utah Highway Patrol, a van carrying five people was trying to pass a vehicle on U.S. Route 191 when it struck an oncoming sports car that was carrying two individuals near Monticello. Trooper Evan Kirby explained that when the …

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Utah Car Crash Kills 5, Injures 2

The Fourth of July weekend is one of the most dangerous driving weekends in the U.S., with millions of motorists hitting the nation’s highways – and many of them not entirely sober. This danger was viscerally illustrated this weekend by a deadly car crash in a remote part of Utah. The crash, as reported by the Salt Lake Tribune, took …

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Gas Prices Predicted To Reach 6-Year High For Holiday Weekend

Gas prices won’t be declining anytime soon. With the Fourth of July holiday weekend fast approaching, most Americans who have plans to travel are hoping that gas prices will be favorable for long drives. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that’ll be happening. Although nationwide gas prices are already elevated, they’re still expected to rise even more by the weekend. According to Yahoo! …

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Fourth Of July Accident Injures 28 In Simi Valley, California

Fourth of July accidents are unfortunately not uncommon on the holiday. From fireworks to parade mishaps, people will be injured or killed. One of the scarier accidents on Thursday happened in Simi Valley, California. The city was setting off fireworks when the platform that held the fireworks turned over sending the explosives into the crowd. An estimated 28 people were …

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Joey Chestnut Breaks Hot Dog-Eating Record

No Fourth of July would be complete without the gastronomic spectacle of the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating competition. This year’s competition was much the same as last year’s, with competitive eater Joey Chestnut breaking records and winning the competition. Chestnut is currently to top-ranked competitive eater by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, and for good reason. The record-setting …

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Fourth of July Accident Results In Death of 8-Year-Old

Fourth of July weekend is what most regard as a time of fireworks, grilling, and general celebration. Most people are familiar with the common warnings that appear around this time of year, urging caution when using fireworks. Similarly, most people are familiar with the news stories that inevitably pop up on the fifth of July that recall the accounts of …

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San Diego’s Fireworks Fail: I Feel Bad, But It’s Just So Funny [Video]

In a clear case of premature explosion, the city of San Diego really jumped the gun on their fireworks show. Their annual “Big Bay Boom Firework Show,” which is supposed to last around 15-20 minutes actually wound up starting and finishing in the time it takes someone to put down their beer and get out their camera. Yes, this year …

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Celebrating the Fourth of July With Fireworks Colors, Twitter

The Fourth of July is upon us, something that would be hard to miss even if you didn’t have a calendar. Twitter is blowing up with trends dedicated to Independence Day, including one for the #4thofJuly hashtag and one for the “Happy 4th” topic. Not only that, but lots of sites have content dedicated to tomorrow’s significance, including everybody’s favorite …

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July 4 Fireworks: Many Areas Cancel Celebrations

July 4 fireworks are such a tradition that I can’t imagine the holiday without it. In fact, I honestly can’t remember a summer when I didn’t hear the thunderous booms and see the colorful displays of fireworks exploding all around my suburban home. However, as temperatures skyrocket and drought conditions worsen, many towns, cities, and communities are canceling their Fourth …

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