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12 Interesting Facts About Independence Day

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Happy Fourth of July! Happy birthday to the United States of America! We all know why we celebrate this day, but here are some other interesting facts about the 4th we should all know.
  • The Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776, but was not
    signed by all of the Continental Congress delegates until August 2,
    1776.
  • John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on July 4.
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia.
  • Congress declared the 4th of July a paid federal holiday in 1938.
  • The first official 4th of July party was held at the White House in 1801.
  • Calvin Coolidge is the only president to be born on the 4th of July.
  • The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776.
  • In 1779, July 4th took place on a Sunday, and America celebrated the holiday on Monday, July 5th.
  • The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped 13 times every 4th of July in honor of the original 13 colonies.
  • The Flag of the United States uses the colors red, white and blue to represent bravery and valor, purity and loyalty respectively. The 50 stars represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the 13
    colonies.
  • The name “Independence Day” was first used and recorded in 1791.
  • Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later.

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Actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition after six-vehicle accident in New Jersey

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured Saturday after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash that left one member of his entourage dead and two others seriously hurt, authorities said.

The former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member was returning from a standup comedy show in Delaware when his Mercedes limo bus carrying seven people overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike near Cranbury Township at about 1 a.m. EST, state police Sgt. 1st Class Greg Williams said.

James McNair, 62, of Peekskill, New York, a passenger in the limo bus, died at the scene, Williams said. Morgan, 45, and Jeffrey Millea, 37, of Shelton, Connecticut, were flown from the accident scene to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, where they were in critical condition, hospital spokesman Peter Haigney said.

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15. Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England

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14. Little Dancing Naked Man Orchid

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13. Ethiopian Welo Opal. New gem found, looks like the ocean in rock.

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12. The Blue Lake, Russia

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11. The Blood Pond Hot Spring, Beppu, Japan

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10. Corpse Flower, Titan Arum, Flower Bloom

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9. The Ramen Burger

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8. Black Swan

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7. Kīlauea

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6. Vincent Van Gogh Painting

A long-lost Vincent van Gogh painting that had been brushed off as a fake has been authenticated as a 1888 masterpiece. “Sunset at Montmajour” depicts a dry landscape of oak trees, bushes and sky, painted with Van Gogh’s familiar thick brush strokes. Like, share, comment and tag here.> Source: Daily News

5. The Wat Sanpran Dragon Temple

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2. Giant Gastropod Egg Capsules

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Barbara Walters: Co-Host Reunion Episode of The View

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The ladies of The View on ABC returned to celebrate Barbara Walters’s retirement. And they were all on their best behavior, despite the infamous feud between Rosie and Elisabeth. The pair spent the one hour joking around and smiling with each other on this morning’s co-host reunion episode of The View.

Asked what her favorite memory was, O’donnell quipped, “Fighting with the skinny one right here,” cannily addressing the elephant—well, more like blonde flamingo—in the room. Via

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Caught On Tape: Cat Saves Boy from Dog Attack

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Dramatic footage of a brave cat saving a young boy from a vicious dog attack. The video shows the boy slowly riding his bike near his home in Bakersfield, California, when a neighbor’s dog runs around a nearby car, drags the boy off the bike with his teeth and starts spinning the child around. Thankfully, the attack is cut short by a brave cat, who hurls herself into the fight, forces the dog off the bike, and chases him away. The good news here is that the kid is OK. But the video is definitely hard to watch!

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Kimmel Asks Moms, ‘What’s the Most Shocking Thing Your Kids Don’t Know About You?’

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Jimmy Kimmel Asks Moms To Admit One Shocking Thing Their Kids Don't Know About Them

 

Happy Mothers Day!

In honor of Mother’s Day, Jimmy Kimmel hit the streets of Los Angeles to ask moms, “What’s the most shocking thing your kids don’t know about you?” Some of the answers range from boring, to “what the…” to just plain hilarious. Watch the video above to see some of the best responses.

Ask Mom the same question and see what she says.

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“My Pakalana Lei: The mother plant is about 50 years old. It started from my Tutu’s plant, growing in the heart of Kalihi. My tutu Elena Kapahua Solomon was known for the beautiful leis and boutonnieres made from the Pakalana. Cuttings were given to her children and grandchildren when they moved into their new homes. [...READ MORE.]


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