Here is a collection of Americana inspired links to celebrate the 4th of July.
- LifeHacker offers this handy Survival Guide, with everything you need to help you stay cool, blow things up, and eat like a champ this 4th of July.
- Speaking of cool, here is a beautiful visualization of the current wind patterns over the USA, along with a great musing on wind by Robert Krulwich
- While looking at maps of the USA, here is a collection the Invisible Borders that define American culture
- The USA is the most popular destination for immigrants, they make up nearly 14% of it population. This interactive infographic shows the flow of immigrants into the USA
- Test how well you know US presidents between Jackson and Lincoln and glam rock front men
- As a primer for the London Olympics, here is a list of the greatest American Olympic Moments
- Cause to celebrate, here is a list of 24 things that the USA does better than anyone else
- Before you celebrate by sending off some fireworks be sure to check what your state permits, here is a handy map
- And while those fireworks are going off, if you want to take a nice picture here are some helpful tips
- And if you are wondering how they make fireworks those brilliant colors, check out below