The current flag of the
U.S.A. was designed by a
for a school project.
He received a B-.
Crack open the cooler this holiday,
the tune of our national
anthem comes from an
English drinking song
and our 16th president was a
(that’s right, Honest Abe himself)!
Lady Liberty was a gift from France
(and not a cheap one).
The seven rays on her crown
represent the seven continents,
each measuring up to
9 feet in length
and weighing as much as
Cheers to a day off!
Once upon a time, we didn’t have
an actual July 4th holiday.
Although Americans celebrated it
informally, it wasn’t an
official calendar holiday
The Liberty Bell was last rung on
George Washington’s birthday in 1846.
It received its fatal crack
a few hours later.
(Need our engineers to help
you fix that, guys?)
About 35 million Americans
share DNA with at least
1 of the 102 pilgrims
who arrived aboard the Mayflower
in 1620. Impressive, given about
half of the pilgrims didn’t make it
through the first winter.
Of the spelling errors
in the Constitution,
above the signers’ names
is probably the most glaring.WHOOPS.
The bald eagle
was chosen as the emblem of the U.S.A.
on June 20, 1782 because of its
long life, great strength, and majestic
looks - arguably more majestic than
the turkey, the bird Benjamin
The shortest inaugural address in U.S. history,
given in 1793 by George Washington, was only
135 words. His dentures hurt, and he
wanted to get it over with.
The shortest address SHOULD have been
delivered by William Henry Harrison, who
gave his lengthier address in 1841 in the snow
without a hat or coat. He
died of pneumonia
within the month.
Fourth of July fireworks made their
debut in July 1776. It is rumored they
were used to make a
mockery of the tradition
of fireworks displays for British royalty.
Shhh, don’t tell them.
Former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and
John Adams passed away on the 50th
anniversary of the adoption of the
Independence in 1826.
You thought YOU had a big nose?
The Mount Rushmore Presidents’
noses are each 20 feet long,
their mouths are 18 feet wide,
and their eyes are about 11 feet across.
It took the removal of 800 million pounds
of stone to make it happen!
Pioneers on the Oregon Trail raced to reach
Wyoming’s Independence Rock
by the 4th of July.
To make it through the Rockies before
winter, and to celebrate America’s
birthday in good company.
Trihydro wishes you a
happy and safe
4th of July holiday
among good company!
Do your friends and family
know the truth about George Washington’s dentures
or Honest Abe’s part-time job?