“Enjoy the parabolic envelopes that form while those bright, sparkling, parabolic curves are etched into the sky tonight.” —Visualizing Math.
Although the word "cocktail" wasn't coined until the 1800s, mixed drinks were all the rage when America got its independence. Many were made with rum or whiskey, and punch was the term du jour. Both refreshing and timeless, why not toast the weekend with these 3 smashing cocktails of yesteryear?
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A 4th-of-July-themed 2007 vintage YouTube of who knows whom, doing something crazy in lord knows where.
“These crazy rednecks start drinking beer, then they decide to try and make a rocket launcher. They find an old gate and rig a fuse then proceed to load it with 8,500 bottle rockets while drinking beer and smoking cigarettes. This contraption makes an awesome firestorm.”
[YouTube via Reddit]
Fireworks displays are fun for most humans, but pretty terrifying for pets. Read the rest
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FDR Transformer, Teddy Roosevelt Vs. Bigfoot, Abe Lincoln Riding a Grizzly, John F. Kennedy Alien Hunter on a Unicorn, George Washington Zombie Hunter—hoo-wee, there's a lot to love. (thanks, Dingus!)
The Works is a kids science and tech museum in Bloomington, Minnesota, just a few miles from where I live in Minneapolis. Today, they had this cool chart up on their Facebook page, explaining which chemicals produce the colors you see in fireworks. How cool is that? Tomorrow, when the rockets glare red, you'll know that's actually strontium carbonate.
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Thanks, Nicole Wieler!