fireworks

A Snappy History of Bang Snaps

Ah, bang snaps, those petite paper sacks that made an audible “snap” when a younger you threw them against the sweet vintage ride your dad…

Men Still Can’t Stop Injuring Themselves on the Fourth of July

The human body and fireworks: inspiring scientific works of art? Or a combustible sack of dangerous chemicals? Either way, there’s still a lot we’re learning…

What Do I Do When My Unpatriotic Pet Is Shit-Scared of Fireworks?

Parenting a pet, no matter what kind, can be a frustrating and bewildering experience. Animals can’t tell you what they want and need (directly, at…

How to Set Off Fourth of July Fireworks Without Being an Asshole to Veterans With PTSD

This Fourth of July, one thing we can all agree on, regardless of political affiliation, is that it’s a good idea to show some appreciation…