New York City celebrates July 4th with dazzling pyrotechnic display over Hudson River

Across the United States, Americans are celebrating 236 years of independence with backyard barbeques, family gatherings and, of course, fireworks.

While many celebrations have been scaled-down or cancelled due to weather-related power outages and concerns of spreading wildfires amid dry, hot weather, many are still celebrating, albeit in less-than-traditional ways.

In New York, Katy Perry gave a star-spangled performance in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, donning her Fleet Week uniform of a purple ponytail and an American flag mini-dress, singing her apropos hit Firework to a crowd of servicemen. Kenny Chesney also performed.

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How To Hide Your Farts: The Flatulence Deodorizer Attempts To Mask Scent

Well, now we’ve seen it all — there is now a product that’s a constant reminder of how smelly farts can be.

Colonial Medical Assisted Devices, an online medical supply website, has created the ultimate scented pad, The Flatulence Deodorizer, to mask everything that comes out of your rear end. They’ve also designed a padded scented pillow, just in case you decide to, you know, fart in your chair for a few hours.

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Holy Shiite – Islamic world must have nuclear weapons, says Iran

Iran is now telling the world that in order to confront aggression from America and Israel, it must have nuclear weapons.

“The fatwa from Imam Khomeini [the founder of Iran’s Islamic revolution] said ‘all Islamic countries have Islamic blood,’” Forghani wrote. “Therefore the Islamic world should rise up and shout that a nuclear bomb is our right, and disrupt the dreams of America and Israel.”

“Having a nuclear bomb is our right,” he argued. “Israel would have been destroyed completely 30 years ago” but has survived because it has nuclear weapons.

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