Can't the government let us enjoy ANYTHING anymore? They ruined smoking, they ruined football, they ruined carbs . . . and now they're trying to ruin FIREWORKS.
A new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that fireworks are terrible for your health.
When one explodes, tiny particles 30 times thinner than a human hair are left in the air. And if you ingest too many of them, there could be short and long-term effects . . . especially if you have lung problems.
You might cough, have shortness of breath, or have an asthma attack. But they ultimately might lead to a heart attack, a stroke, or EARLY DEATH if you have heart or lung disease.
The number of firework particles in the air peaks from 9:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. on July 4th . . . but usually they're all gone by noon the next day. So if you have lung issues, the researchers say you might want to stay indoors on the night of the 4th.
Improv Everywhere is the group that does epic pranks in New York, and they have a new video making the rounds.
They set up a porta potty at a music festival, and put a hole in the back so people could walk in from behind. Then when someone opened the door to use the bathroom, a whole bunch of people would walk out, clown-car style.
First they did a mariachi band . . . then a gospel choir . . . then a marching band. And there were porta potties on either side, so you couldn't see around and tell what was happening.
A reporter for a morning news show in Oklahoma City named Mitch English was doing a segment at a dairy farm earlier this week . . . and two cows started getting it on in the background.