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    Happy 4th of July everyone!

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    Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!!!
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    Happy fourth of July, all!
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    I'll be working. We have a fireworks celebration in downtown Columbus called Red, White & Boom. It takes place on July 3rd every year and is quite huge. This is the 26th year for it. Bands, food vendors a parade and much, much more. They do it on the 3rd so the local communities can still do their thing. There will be over 500,000 people downtown tommorow.
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    More than 500,000 people are expected to attend and participate in Red, White & Boom! on July 3. The daylong event includes unique, family-oriented entertainment at Kaufmann's Children's Park, the Midway, Taste of BOOM!, and Bicentennial Park. For more information, visit www.redwhiteandboom.org or call (614) 421-BOOM. Next year's Red, White & Boom! is scheduled on Tuesday, July 3.
    It's a helluva party. I haven't been in years and wouldn't go now if you paid me.

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    Mentos and Coke make a Geyser!

    Web video shows world how to make geysers
    By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press Writer

    PORTLAND, Maine - Americans have a new way to celebrate the Fourth of July: Drop Mentos candies into 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke and watch as the soda shoots skyward. For the messy technique, thank Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz.

    The two performers from Buckfield appeared in a three-minute Internet video in which they don goggles and lab coats and show the world how to create the geysers. The resulting 20-foot blasts have captured the imagination of millions.

    "We told friends we thought it would take a few weeks to catch on," Grobe said. "Literally, within hours we were seeing thousands of hits."

    The two began experimenting eight weeks ago after Voltz learned that cola plus candy equals a frothy mess. It's an old trick, but the pair took it to new extremes.

    Grobe, a juggler, and Voltz, a trial lawyer, enlisted Mike Miclon, the owner of the theater where they perform, to operate the camera and a friend to create the toe-tapping techno music soundtrack. Miclon said his wife held an umbrella next to the camera just in case.

    The result is their video, which features 523 Mentos causing 101 bottles of Diet Coke to erupt.

    The geysers have been compared to the dancing fountain at Las Vegas' Bellagio hotel-casino.

    Any kind of soft drink will work, Grobe said, but diet soda keeps the men from getting sticky.

    The video has had 4 million hits on the Web since it was posted on June 3 and exposure in the mainstream media, including David Letterman's "Late Show" on CBS and NBC's "Today" show.

    Coke and Mentos have embraced the phenomenon. Mentos, a subsidiary of Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc., features the video on its Web site, and a Coca-Cola Co. spokeswoman said the Atlanta company is pleased that people are having fun with it.

    "You never can tell what's going to capture people's imagination," said Susan McDermott, the spokeswoman. For the record, she noted, people won't suffer harm from chomping Mentos and washing it down with Diet Coke.

    Grobe said he and Voltz see a bright future in being madcap scientists.

    "The next crazy project is bigger and better and will pack a lot of surprise," Grobe said. "You can look forward to something pretty amazing."

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    Oh, this is perfect for us. We don't do fireworks. Our dogs have been medicated since Fri. night as everyone but us in the neighborhood is shooting off fireworks.

    I feel so sorry for the dogs, they are so scared, don't understand and just shake uncontrollably.

    Thanks for this miss kitty. I think we will give it a try.
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    I used to spend the 4th at my Mom's since fireworks are legal there (with the exception of bottle rockets). We're staying home this year. A few friends are coming over for a BBQ. We live 5 minutes from the lake and there's a big fireworks show at the marina. We'll go sit by the water and enjoy the show.
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    I'm going to a baseball game that starts at 1 and then either going to a party at a friend's house or just coming home and hanging out with my dog.
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    We will be joining relatives for a cookout tomorrow. I'm excited, as I don't get to see all of my relatives very often.
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    Happy 4th of July to all American FORTers! Enjoy the sunshine (in my European little mind, the sun always shines on the 4th of July... at least in the U.S.), BBQ's, fireworks, and family outings, everyone!
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