fourth-of-july

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…

Your Guide to Ruining the Fourth of July for Everyone

The Fourth of July is a conundrum. On the one hand, it’s the high summer holiday, replete with the many joys of the season: pool…

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…