On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. Here are some interesting facts and figures regarding this summertime holiday/
Massachusetts-based graphic artist David LaFerriere has kept up quite a family tradition: he's drawn a unique doodle on his sons' lunch sandwich bags every day since May 2008. He's photographed over 1,100 of them, which are available on his Flickr account. http://j.mp/Zb9uLp
Commercial fisherman Larry Barbeau's comings and goings usually don't create much of a stir in this wind-swept Lake Michigan outpost, but in the past few days, his phone jangles the minute he arrives home.