I for one can’t believe that it’s already time to celebrate the birth of the greatest nation on the planet once again!…BUT it is!!! So get ready because I’ve got some 4th of July themed links for ya!
•Let’s star this off with a pretty darn awesome song from the HBO series about my favorite Founding Father John
Adams. CLICK HERE
•These sweet dudes got together and wrote a badass piece of document. Love this scene! (once again from the HBO series John Adams) CLICK HERE
•Here’s some sweet Continental Congress action! (From John Adams) CLICK HERE
•Founding Father Fact #1: Of the Founding Fathers who became president, only George Washington did not go to college. John Adams graduated from Harvard, James Madison graduated from Princeton, and Thomas Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary.
•Follow this link and learn about the history of The American Flag! CLICK
•Did you know that Comics are on of the few Art Forms born in America? To learn more CLICK HERE
•Did you know that those Three-Cornered Hats that those tour guides walking around Old City wear are called Tricornes. To learn more CLICK HERE
•Kids in America. CLICK HERE
•Founding Father Fact #2: John Adams was the first President to live in the White House when he came to Washington, D.C. in November of 1800. However, he was only there for four months after losing the election of 1800 to Thomas Jefferson.
•I hope you eat at lease one hot dog at a BBQ this weekend…cause that’s the American thing to do. Want some sweet Hot Dog Facts?! Ok!
-On July 4, 1916 four Irish immigrants held a hot dog eating contest to decide which of them was the most patriotic.
The winner, James Mullen, at 13 dogs & buns in 12 minutes.
-Bruce Willis proposed to Demi Moore in front of a hot dog stand
-NASA has approved hot dogs as a regular item on Apollo moon flights, Skylab missions & space shuttle flights.
-Al Capone’s favourite food was Nathan’s Coney Island hot dogs
-Babe Ruth once ate 12 hot dogs & 8 bottles of soda between games of a double header. He was reportedly rushed to the hospital after the game with a severe case of indigestion.
•Founding Father Fact #3: Thomas Jefferson sometimes spent $50 a day (about $846 today) for groceries because of his lavish entertaining. The wine bill for the eight years he served as president was $11,000 (about $186,000 today!). He was also the first President to grow tomatoes in North America.
•Little known fact about Huey Lewis…he was supposed to be born on the 4th of July but he knew how important that date was to the US of A and decided to be born on the 5th of July. For a glimpse at Huey and the News being awesome Americans CLICK HERE
•Read about Francis Scott Key! CLICK HERE
•Founding Father Fact #4: In terms of entertainment George Washington enjoyed raffles and lotteries, card playing, fox hunting, duck hunting, fishing, cockfighting, horse racing, boat racing, and dancing.
•Founding Father Fact #5: When George Washington died on December 12, 1797, his last words were: “I die hard, but I am not afraid to go … Let me go quietly. I cannot last long … It is well.”
•Live Free or Die Hard takes place this weekend (4 years ago)! CLICK HERE
We here at Brave New Worlds Comics hope that everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July weekend! See ya Monday for the 4TH OF JULY 15% OFF SALE!!!!?!