04 July 2007

Go 4th!

Happy Independence Day.

Here's a, umm, fun bit of fireworks trivia for you: The world's worst fireworks tragedy occurred at the marriage of Louis XVI to Marie Antionette, when the booming sky caused a stampede that killed some 800 people. (Then in an eerie precursor of things to come, Marie Antionette said of the survivors, "Let them eat wedding cake.")

And here's a groovy fireworks screensaver for PCs.

"But the colonists lit the fuse
There'd be no turning back
They'd had enough injustice now
But even if it really hurts
If you don't give us our freedom now
You're gonna see some fireworks"
Schoolhouse Rock, "Fireworks"

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