The complicated truth behind the empire of the United States of America

Let's celebrate the USA on July 4th! How big does the celebration go across America? Across the 50 states, duh. The 48 contiguous, Alaska and Hawaii. But what about Washington DC? And the Indian territories? Puerto Rico? Guam? The Virgin Islands? And let's not get into places you've never heard of like Johnston Atoll… » 7/03/14 8:31pm 7/03/14 8:31pm

The world's largest firework fills the sky with hundreds of explosions

It costs $1500, measures in at about 4 feet in diameter and causes an explosion in the sky almost half a mile long. It's the infamous Yonshakudama firework from Japan and if you can somehow snag the sky lighting cannonball before July 4th and shoot it up at your local park, you'd probably become king of America. » 6/27/14 11:06pm 6/27/14 11:06pm

U.S. Travelers Lose 12,000 Laptops Every Week

All you travelers coming home tomorrow from your wild and crazy Independence Day weekend vacations, don't be one of 12,000 people who lose their laptops at airports every week. That's right, that ain't no typo—12,000 dudes and dudettes somehow manage to misplace their portable computers every seven days. That's… » 7/05/08 9:30pm 7/05/08 9:30pm

Giz Service Announcement: Aim Fireworks Into the Air, Not At Your Mom

Well, we hope you've had a good day off, a great BBQ and plenty of watermelon. Also, we hope that you didn't blow up your face. We'll leave you with one last Consumer Product Safety Commission clip that proves, once and for all, that it is NOT okay to point fireworks at friends and family members. They may end up in a… » 7/04/08 4:00pm 7/04/08 4:00pm