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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July
Let’s be honest: human beings love to blow things up. For more than a millennium, flashes and bangs have found their place in our holiday celebrations. And what better day than the Fourth of July to make the sky shine with some chemically-induced colors? Our wallets confirm this fact: American consumers will spend more than $600 million on fireworks this Fourth, according to H&R Block. All those backyard sparklers and bottle rockets really add up, but as any doctor will tell you: safety first. Health officials expect more than 1,400 hand injuries caused by fireworks this Independence Day. Sparklers, which can reach up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, are the number one cause of fireworks injuries. more here