7/3/17

4th of July Fun Facts And Jokes You'll Wanna Know


With so many of us either throwing a Fourth Of July party or attending one , I thought I would send you off with a few Wow-The-Crowd 4th of July fun facts and silly jokes...




4TH OF JULY FUN FACTS

1. The oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island; it began in 1785.
2. The Declaration of Independence was penned by Thomas Jefferson and signed by 56 men representing 13 colonies.
3. One of the United States’ patriotic songs, “Yankee Doodle” was originally sung by British military officers prior to the Revolution as a means to mock the disorganized American colonists who fought alongside them during the French and Indian Wars. (BASTARDS!)
4. France, Greece, Poland, Russia and several countries in South America used the Declaration of Independence as a beacon in their own struggles for freedom.

5. Three U.S. Presidents, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, died on July 4th; Adams and Jefferson died within HOURS! of each other in 1826 while Monroe died in 1831.

6.The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. Benjamin Franklin was the oldest at age 70, and Edward Rutledge was the youngest at age 26.

7. In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. According to the U.S. and World Population Clock, the nation’s estimated population in July 2015 will be 320 million. (My goodness we are a pile of baby makers!)

8. Both the Philippines and Rwanda celebrate July 4th as a day of liberation. In Southeast Asia, it is known as “Republic Day” and Rwandans celebrate “Liberation Day.” 

9. Americans began observing the Fourth of July as early as 1777, when the first-ever major celebration in Philadelphia included a parade and a thirteen-shot cannon salute and fireworks.

10. To avoid cracking it, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. To mark the quintessential day, every fourth of July it is symbolically tapped 13 times.

11. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are responsible for the bald eagle as the national bird; Benjamin Franklin wanted it to be the turkey. (A turkey?!)

12. The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) estimates that more than 14,000 professional firework displays light up the skies in the United States each 4th of July.

13. Americans consume about 155 million hot dogs on Independence Day alone; it is the biggest hot dog holiday of the year.

4th of July Jokes
.2. What's red, white, black and blue? Uncle Sam falling down the stairs. 
3. What kind of tea did the American colonists want? Liberty. 
4. What was General Washington's favourite tree? The infantry. 
5. What do you call a redneck bursting into flames? A Fire Cracker! (HAHAHAHA!)
6. What was the most popular dance in 1776? Indepen-dance. 
7. What did one flag say to the other flag? Nothing. It just waved.
From us, to you and yours, we hope you have an incredibly fun, safe and blessed Independence Day!  
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