Happy Fourth of July

Did you know that, on this day in 1776, “the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation”? Furthermore, “this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country”? Thanks, US Census Bureau! Of more interest is the 3 in 4 chance that any fresh tomatoes eaten on hamburgers1 comes from Florida or California. No word from the FDA about what your chance of catching Salmonella from those tomatoes is.

For my American friends, happy Fourth of July. For my non-American friends, enjoy an Internet whose tubes are less clogged with Americans.

1 The US Census Bureau actually talks about fresh tomatoes eaten in salad. Really, US Census Bureau? Salad?

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