Data Journalism

In Defense of Blowing Your Fingers Off on the Fourth of July

What is more American than the freedom to do really dumb, pointless, harmful things?

Fireworks are awesome. This is objectively true, the clearest evidence being that Sonny Bunch hates them. Other convincing evidence is that every year as the Fourth of July approaches, fire departments and law enforcement put out videos showing the grisly effects of fireworks on dummies and watermelons attempting to disincentive people from buying fireworks, and said videos inevitably just remind people of how freaking cool fireworks are.