Independence Day: Marshmallow fights to lobster racing, here are eight bizarre Fourth of July traditions
Independence Day: Marshmallow fights to lobster racing, here are eight bizarre Fourth of July traditions

While we're are pretty familiar with the barbecues and fireworks, there are hot-dog eating contests, marshmallow fights and lobster racing that some communities follow to celebrate the national holiday

Independence Day: Francis Hopkinson's 'Old Glory' or 'Betty Ross' flag, who made America's Star-Spangled Banner?
Independence Day: Francis Hopkinson's 'Old Glory' or 'Betty Ross' flag, who made America's Star-Spangled Banner?

Legend has it that first US President Geroge Washington commissioned Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia-based seamstress and his friend, to sew the first American flag after she had sewn clothes for him

'New Girl' fans love Winston-Aly reunion on Netflix's 'Desperados', call them 'all-time favorite sitcom couple'
'New Girl' fans love Winston-Aly reunion on Netflix's 'Desperados', call them 'all-time favorite sitcom couple'

Fans of the Fox sitcom 'New Girl', that saw Nasim Pedrad and Lamorne Morris as a couple, were stoked to see the two on-screen again

'America: Our Defining Hours': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about History Channel's three-part docuseries
'America: Our Defining Hours': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about History Channel's three-part docuseries

Viewers can relive the emotional journey through the American story characterized by struggle, loss and victory while also witnessing how the nation unites to work towards a better future

Indigenous protesters block road to Mount Rushmore ahead of Trump's Fourth of July speech and fireworks event
Indigenous protesters block road to Mount Rushmore ahead of Trump's Fourth of July speech and fireworks event

Protesters blocked access to the monument, holding up signs and placards that read 'Protect SoDak’s First People', 'You Are On Stolen Land' and 'Dismantle White Supremacy'

Netflix's 'Desperados' Review: An amusing yet weirdly relatable rom-com that resonates with 'Girls Trip'
Netflix's 'Desperados' Review: An amusing yet weirdly relatable rom-com that resonates with 'Girls Trip'

The comedy film may come off as another 'Bridesmaids' but it is a thoroughly entertaining watch from top to bottom

'Unsolved Mysteries' Episode 2: Patrice Endres' disappearance within 13 minutes, death still puzzle investigators
'Unsolved Mysteries' Episode 2: Patrice Endres' disappearance within 13 minutes, death still puzzle investigators

Patrice Endres, a mom and hair-salon owner from Cumming, Georgia, went missing in 2004. No one knew what happened to her and she was presumed to have gone missing within a span of 13 minutes

Who is James Weldon Johnson? Creator of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing', the poem known as the Black national anthem
Who is James Weldon Johnson? Creator of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing', the poem known as the Black national anthem

Johnson was an author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, and civil rights activist, known widely for his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

'New Girl' fans must watch Netflix's 'Desperados', especially for Nasim Pedrad and Lamorne Morris's amazing chemistry
'New Girl' fans must watch Netflix's 'Desperados', especially for Nasim Pedrad and Lamorne Morris's amazing chemistry

With the trailer for 'Desperados'  hinting at there being some sort of sexual tension between the two, our thoughts are inclined towards them ending up together in the end

#VoteForOurLives trends as anti-Trump ad reminds voters of last chance to save America: 'Don't stop fighting'
#VoteForOurLives trends as anti-Trump ad reminds voters of last chance to save America: 'Don't stop fighting'

A 29-second version of the advertisement titled 'The Dangerous Ones' was aired on national television, on MSNBC's segment 'All in with Chris'

'Ghost Adventures: Quarantine' Finale: Bagans opens the infamous Dybbuk box  and all hell breaks loose
'Ghost Adventures: Quarantine' Finale: Bagans opens the infamous Dybbuk box and all hell breaks loose

The 'Dybbuk Box' is believed to be a container for pure evil in the form of a restless, malicious possessive spirit from Jewish mythology, called the 'Dybbuk'

Puerto Rican women are being sexually abused, killed by partners at double the rate as island stays in lockdown
Puerto Rican women are being sexually abused, killed by partners at double the rate as island stays in lockdown

When women phoned in to report a case, they faced many issues from sexist officials like delayed responses through 911 and incompetent cops

'Dilbert': How Scott Adams's comic changed from satirizing office frustrations to being boxed by its creator
'Dilbert': How Scott Adams's comic changed from satirizing office frustrations to being boxed by its creator

When Adams began expressing his support for Donald Trump, it surprised a lot of his fandom

#MailedIt: Internet rallies to raise funds for US postal service workers after Trump threatens to veto relief
#MailedIt: Internet rallies to raise funds for US postal service workers after Trump threatens to veto relief

Trump has refused to provide for more than 630,000 dedicated postal service employees, whose service American citizens are hugely dependent on

#BoycottScottAdams and #F**kDilbert trends after comic strip creator says Biden will trigger Republican purge
#BoycottScottAdams and #F**kDilbert trends after comic strip creator says Biden will trigger Republican purge

'If Biden is elected, there’s a good chance you will be dead within the year,' Adams tweeted on July 1

#PentagonLeak trends: Is it due to increased bot activity, a memo on Covid-19 plans or infamous UFO sightings?
#PentagonLeak trends: Is it due to increased bot activity, a memo on Covid-19 plans or infamous UFO sightings?

As Twitter users speculate possible theories, a Pentagon official said the DOD  'continues to develop plans that address operating in the COVID-19'

Chris Cuomo rips St Louis man on TV for pulling gun on BLM protesters, praised for asking the right questions
Chris Cuomo rips St Louis man on TV for pulling gun on BLM protesters, praised for asking the right questions

Chris asked the homeowner: 'How do you feel about becoming the face of political resistance to the Black Lives Matter movement?'

'Good Bones' Season 5 Episode 4: Mina and Karen give the right side of their home a Greenwich Village vibe
'Good Bones' Season 5 Episode 4: Mina and Karen give the right side of their home a Greenwich Village vibe

Karen also announces her retirement from her position as founder and business partner

'The Genetic Detective' Review: CeCe Moore is impressive as she tracks down a 79-year-old woman's rapist
'The Genetic Detective' Review: CeCe Moore is impressive as she tracks down a 79-year-old woman's rapist

In April 2018, 79-year old Carla Brooks was assaulted in her home in Utah in the middle of the night

Why did the British Empire abolish slavery in 1833 at the height of its dominion?
Why did the British Empire abolish slavery in 1833 at the height of its dominion?

The amount of money that had been borrowed for the Slavery Abolition Act had been paid off only in 2015 by taxpayers because it was such a large sum

'Buried Worlds with Don Wildman' Episode 5: Exploring Peru's ancient tribes unravels secrets of human sacrifices
'Buried Worlds with Don Wildman' Episode 5: Exploring Peru's ancient tribes unravels secrets of human sacrifices

The Travel Channel host travels to Peru to investigate ancient cults and their secretive religions to dig deep to uncover the truth behind human sacrifices

Remains of 500 guillotined people could be buried in Parisian chapel wall, say experts after discovering bones
Remains of 500 guillotined people could be buried in Parisian chapel wall, say experts after discovering bones

Louis XV's mistress Madame du Barry, playwright and early women's rights activist Olympe de Gouges and revolutionary architect of the Reign of Terror, Maximilien Robespierre may be among those interred in the chapel walls

'Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary
'Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary

The film centers on the renowned Puerto Rican psychic, who in his lifetime had managed to enthrall his Latin audiences with his glamor, gender-nonconforming identity and good-natured cosmic readings

'The Speed Cubers': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary
'The Speed Cubers': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary

The 40-minute biographical documentary centers on two competitive Rubik's Cube champions, 23-year-old Feliks Zemdegs and 17-year-old Max Park

'Buried Worlds with Don Wildman' Episode 4 delves into the Nazis' obsession with the occult and ancient lore
'Buried Worlds with Don Wildman' Episode 4 delves into the Nazis' obsession with the occult and ancient lore

The Travel Channel host visits a German crypt where the Nazis supposedly held occult ceremonies of dark magic that helped them with their sinister plans for world domination

'Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door' helps children understand family diversity and gay parenting
'Freeda the Frog and the Two Mommas Next Door' helps children understand family diversity and gay parenting

MEA WorldWide spoke with Nadine Haruni, an attorney by day and children's author by night, about her beginnings and her new book

Elaine Massacre: Mass lynchings of blacks led Supreme Court to end racial disparities in US justice system
Elaine Massacre: Mass lynchings of blacks led Supreme Court to end racial disparities in US justice system

Just as the Red Summer, a period of racial violence that transpired in nearly two dozen counties, came to an end, the largest lynching massacre took place in Elaine between September 30, 1919, and October 7, 1919

'Fear City: New York vs The Mafia: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Netflix's true crime docuseries
'Fear City: New York vs The Mafia: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Netflix's true crime docuseries

'Fear City: New York vs The Mafia' looks at the five mafia families that ruled New York with a bloody fist and traces how the authorities took them down

'Hotel Paranormal': Release date, plot, narrator, trailer and all you need to know about the new Travel Channel series
'Hotel Paranormal': Release date, plot, narrator, trailer and all you need to know about the new Travel Channel series

The series follows the chilling real-life accounts from those who have come face-to-face with ghosts of hotel guests past

Chase Bank account holders furious as thousands of dollars go missing: 'Want my money back plus extra for breach'
Chase Bank account holders furious as thousands of dollars go missing: 'Want my money back plus extra for breach'

While there is no statement from Chase bank yet, claims suggest 'a server problem or possible glitch' led to displaying incorrect account balances

Trump claims mail-in ballots will be 'greatest rigged election in history', expert debunks baseless tweets
Trump claims mail-in ballots will be 'greatest rigged election in history', expert debunks baseless tweets

Professor Michael Latner slams POTUS' claims: 'We can track where every ballot goes through mail until it is received back the election headquarters'

'Sharkfest': Release date, episodes and all you need to know about the annual shark marathon on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD
'Sharkfest': Release date, episodes and all you need to know about the annual shark marathon on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD

This year's shark spectacular from the networks' massive library boasts an impressive line-up of 17 original specials

'Desperados': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's new rom-com
'Desperados': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's new rom-com

In a desperate move to delete the rant email from her new boyfriend's computer, a woman gathers her friends and makes an impromptu crazy trip to the south

'Living to Love' Review: Spanish telenovela is an action-packed entertaining watch with swoon-worthy romance
'Living to Love' Review: Spanish telenovela is an action-packed entertaining watch with swoon-worthy romance

Although 'Living to Love' follows your typical cliched storyline, it unfurls an unusual yet thrilling love story between a heroine and an anti-hero

Good American: Our Top 5 picks of the sexiest one-piece swimwear ensembles that scream 'hot girl summer'
Good American: Our Top 5 picks of the sexiest one-piece swimwear ensembles that scream 'hot girl summer'

A good bathing suit has to be well-fitting, flattering, comfy and also has to ensure that all your goodies are in place as you move around. Fear not, because Good American is here to deliver just that

Lifetime Presents Variety's 'Power of Women: Frontline Heroes': Honoring the selfless SHEroes amid the pandemic
Lifetime Presents Variety's 'Power of Women: Frontline Heroes': Honoring the selfless SHEroes amid the pandemic

From doctors and nurses to social workers and grocery store employees, these essential workers have stood as vanguards since the pandemic to render their services to the community in any way possible

'Ghost Adventures: Quarantine' Episode 3: Summoning experiment and 'Devil's Rocking Chair' ramp up fear factor
'Ghost Adventures: Quarantine' Episode 3: Summoning experiment and 'Devil's Rocking Chair' ramp up fear factor

In this episode titled 'The Summoning Experiments', the foursome conducts two lethal experiments of summoning that could potential end with severe consequences

Kylie Jenner slammed for 'not paying' apparel workers in Bangladesh, angry Internet says 'stop buying her s**t'
Kylie Jenner slammed for 'not paying' apparel workers in Bangladesh, angry Internet says 'stop buying her s**t'

Global Brands Group, the company behind Kendall and Kylie Jenner's clothing line, has reportedly refused to pay their Bangladeshi factory workers, leaving thousands of people 'starving'

This Day in History: Gilbert Baker unfurls world's first rainbow flag at a 1978 gay pride march in San Francisco
This Day in History: Gilbert Baker unfurls world's first rainbow flag at a 1978 gay pride march in San Francisco

In 1978, Gilbert Baker was commissioned by the first openly gay politician in the country, Harvey Milk, to create this flag for the LGBTQ+ community

Pride Month 2020: How the Black Pride of 1991 evolved into a safe space for queer people of color
Pride Month 2020: How the Black Pride of 1991 evolved into a safe space for queer people of color

Black Pride has become more important than ever for it not only represents the black queer community but also gives them a platform for their voices to be heard

Palm Beach residents slam face mask mandate, Internet calls it an episode straight out of 'Parks and Recreation'
Palm Beach residents slam face mask mandate, Internet calls it an episode straight out of 'Parks and Recreation'

On July 24, the Palm Beach County commissioners unanimously voted to make masks mandatory but not everyone was pleased by the decision

'Good Bones' Season 5 Episode 3: Mom-daughter duo turns an old townhouse into a gorgeous Chelsea-esque flat
'Good Bones' Season 5 Episode 3: Mom-daughter duo turns an old townhouse into a gorgeous Chelsea-esque flat

They want to give the home a full-blown Chelsea flat theme with an eclectic feel to resemble the posh New York neighborhood

#TrumpKillsUS trends after compelling video shows Trump admit he asked to slow down Covid-19 testing
#TrumpKillsUS trends after compelling video shows Trump admit he asked to slow down Covid-19 testing

In a video titled 'Mass Murder on a National Scale' posted on Twitter, Trump is seen downplaying the coronavirus pandemic and minimalizing testing

'Nobody Knows I'm Here': Netflix drama is a gripping watch that revolves around the tale of a talented recluse
'Nobody Knows I'm Here': Netflix drama is a gripping watch that revolves around the tale of a talented recluse

The film narrates the story of Guillermo 'Memo' Garrido, a 30-something-year-old who has spent most of his life as a recluse on a remote island in Southern Chile because of a traumatic childhood experience

'The Genetic Detective': CeCe Moore identifies elusive Ramsey Street rapist who terrorized women for a decade
'The Genetic Detective': CeCe Moore identifies elusive Ramsey Street rapist who terrorized women for a decade

At least six women became victims of this serial rapist who either broke into their homes or attacked them as they went about their business between 2006 and 2008

Russell Simmons appears on BLM panel on Jay-Z's Tidal, Internet asks 'so let's forget all the women he raped?'
Russell Simmons appears on BLM panel on Jay-Z's Tidal, Internet asks 'so let's forget all the women he raped?'

Over a dozen women accused Simmons of various forms of sexual misconduct, including rape in 2018, many of which were also detailed in the documentary 'On The Record'

This Day in History: Frederick Douglass is the first African-American to be nominated as US president in 1888
This Day in History: Frederick Douglass is the first African-American to be nominated as US president in 1888

A runaway slave turned activist and author, Douglass actively advocated for the abolition of slavery, equality and women's rights until his death

Jenna Ellis fears 'Cancel Christianity' trend, Internet says as Trump's lawyer her religion is already canceled
Jenna Ellis fears 'Cancel Christianity' trend, Internet says as Trump's lawyer her religion is already canceled

Ellis's tweet was met with criticism and backlash from Twitter users, especially with regard to her being a member of the Trump administration and talking about Christianity being canceled

Trump boasts of 'hustory' created at Tulsa rally, Internet says 'greasy chicken fingers can't spell correctly'
Trump boasts of 'hustory' created at Tulsa rally, Internet says 'greasy chicken fingers can't spell correctly'

Twitter users had a field day at his lack of a spell-check and the memes ensued. '#Tulsa will go down as the worst rally in #hustory', said one

Twitch's top 50 streamers earned $11M during lockdown, here's how you can make a quick buck while gaming
Twitch's top 50 streamers earned $11M during lockdown, here's how you can make a quick buck while gaming

On average, Twitch boasts of 4M broadcasters each month and 17.5M average daily users and its viewership figures increased by almost 50 percent during lockdown

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