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The Most Unsurprising Study Ever Reveals Most Fireworks-Related Injuries Happen in July

Here’s a fact that should shock absolutely no one.

A survey conducted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates that most fireworks-related injuries take place during or around the Fourth of July holiday festivities.

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Watch Guys Blow Themselves Up In This Awesome July 4th Fireworks FAIL Supercut

Fireworks may have originally been a product of China, but there is nothing more American than setting these babies on fire for July 4th. Alcohol also happens to be a big part of our Independence Day traditions, and when booze is combined with firecrackers things can get pretty messy.

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10 Amazing Tips and Tricks to Make You a Grill Master

The sun is out, your friends are over and the kids are splashing around in the pool. Ah yes, it’s summertime, and you’re just dying to break out your grill or smoker and throw an amazing barbeque party in your backyard, at the beach, or wherever you happen to be.

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July 4th Neighborhood Parades Are Alive and Well in Abilene [VIDEO]

s the fourth of July nears, there are a lot of celebrations going on in Abilene and the Big Country. First off, there are two neighborhood parades I’m aware of, the Amarillo Street Parade and the Hillcrest neighborhood parade. The later will take place Wednesday July 4th. There are a lot of other Independence Day celebrations going on, here’s a list of what I’ve gathered so far.

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This Is the Proper Way to Eat a Hot Dog This July 4th

Part of what's so great about hot dogs is their simplicity. Take them out of their package, put them on a grill and, boom, everybody's favorite summer comfort food.

But using just a skewer and knife, the food wizards at Chow have demonstrated a way to get a lot more out your wiener. See how to make a spiral-cut hot dog below.

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Quick and Easy 4th of July Recipes

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July 4th holiday will be here a week from today! So you want to do something fun and have friends over for a picnic/bbq and you're at a loss as to what you should serve; other than hot dogs and hamburgers. Well

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Patriotic American Movies: 10 Films That Honor the USA

For all the industries that have been shipped overseas, America is still the entertainment capital of the world. And what better way to celebrate our great nation than with its greatest exports?

In honor of July 4th, here are 10 patriotic classics that are sure to turn the silver screen red, white and blue.

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Patriotic American Movies: 10 Films That Honor the USA

For all the industries that have been shipped overseas, America is still the entertainment capital of the world. And what better way to celebrate our great nation than with its greatest exports?

In honor of July 4th, here are 10 patriotic classics that are sure to turn the silver screen red, white and blue.

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The 10 Most Awesome Fourth of July Fireworks Displays from Around the US [VIDEOS]

Forget about the dawn’s early light, this Fourth of July is all about the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air and maybe even a couple of spiders. Those are the ones that, well, look kind of like a spider, anyway.

Here are 10 great fireworks displays throughout the country. If your city didn’t make it, don’t worry — we’re sure it’s just as good.

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July 4th Events in Abilene

Well here we are again, almost July and that means celebrations of all kinds to honor our nations independence. Some of us celebrate with family and friends, just small gatherings and others go all out with huge parties that include the entire neighborhood. Then, of course, there are the public events with family friendly environments and fireworks to top it all off. I did some research and found the following events here in the the Big Country for everyone to attend.

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Photo by: Rudy Fernandez
Photo by: Rudy Fernandez
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Flag Waving Abilene Businesses are Breaking the Law and Lack Flag Etiquette [GALLERY]

As July 4th nears, many of us will be flying Old Glory high and proud, with that comes the responsibility and respect for our flag. There are laws that govern how and when the Stars and Stripes can be flown. I have noticed that a lot of Abilene businesses fly the American flag all year-round, not just on holidays. Some of our local businesses are in violation of flag laws and lack flag etiquette.

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Fireworks Abilene
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Fireworks Display In Abilene [PHOTOS]

The Fireworks display was back in Abilene once again after a one year absence from the Fourth of July festivities - and, holy crap,  did they ever come back.

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