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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion Joey Chestnut downed a record 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Here’s what that does to his body and br...

Eating contests do a number on the human body, hitting everything from a hot dog chomper's brain to their gut and their blood stream. Here's what scientists know about how the fasting and binging regimens of competitive eaters change their bodies.
The Intel Shooting Star drones during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2018 in Indio, California.

States at risk of wildfires are replacing July 4 fireworks with drone shows

Towns in dry states like California, Colorado, and Arizona are getting creative with their July 4 celebrations amid concerns of sparking wildfires in the area. After scrapping their usual fireworks shows as a precaution, several towns have opted for drone light shows instead.
This is why the US really celebrates July 4 as its national holiday.

Many people incorrectly think that the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 — here’s the REAL reason the US c...

Independence Day in the United States always falls on the Fourth of July. The holiday is meant to mark the day the 13 colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776.
Children ride on the back of a golf cart during the sixteenth annual Harper Street Parade on July 4, 2018 in Newberry, South Carolina.

Photos show how Americans across the country are celebrating the Fourth of July

Americans across the country celebrated Independence Day on Wednesday, ringing in the country's 242nd birthday with time-honored traditions like parades, barbecues, parties, citizenship ceremonies, and hot dog eating contests.

5 famous ‘facts’ about the Fourth of July that aren’t true — and what actually happened instead

The Fourth of July is a big deal in the US, but there are actually a lot of popular myths swirling around America's Independence Day. Here are some widely-repeated stories pertaining to the Fourth of July that are actually untrue — or, at least, impossible to verify.
Plan your 4th of July weekend without overspending.

The 21 best places to celebrate the 4th of July this year, ranked from most to least expensive

People travel all over the US to celebrate the Fourth of July, America's independence day, every year. HomeToGo found the best Fourth of July destinations based on popularity and affordability. Here's where you should celebrate this year.
Here are the best spots to watch the show.

9 fun, free places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in New York City

This Fourth of July, here are some fun and free places to catch the Independence Day fireworks in New York City. Check out these locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as Jersey City's Exchange Place.
A child reacts as he watches fireworks during the 4th of July Independence Day celebrations at the National Mall in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2016.

How likely it is to rain on the 4th of July in every US city

NOAA has compiled a map of historic rain probabilities on Independence Day in cities and towns across the US, based on observations from 1981-2010. Real-time forecasts for the Fourth of July predict a similar story for the holiday this year.
His wife's favorite ice cream flavor was "oyster." James Madison is pictured.

A look at the daily routine of James Madison, who owned 4,000 books, was too embarrassed to be seen without a hat, and drank up to a pint of whiskey a...

James Madison served as the fourth president of the United States. Before that, he was widely considered the 'Father of the Constitution.' Let's take a look inside the daily routine and habits of the Founding Father.

13 places to travel in July for every type of traveler

Summer is peak travel season for Americans, and you're probably already thinking about the best places to visit in July. The best July destinations include tropical getaways, natural wonders, and America's oldest Independence Day celebration.