Good-bye rest stops and M-80s … reading around July 3

WSJ:  R.I.P.: Budget Woes Spell Doom for Roadside Rest Stops –Drivers Looking for a Break Keep on Trucking; Virginia Leaves Door Open for July 4 Holiday. Also great slideshow.

WSJ:  M-80s: The Big, Illicit Bang

By law, a firecracker sold for on-the-ground consumer use can contain no more than 50 mg of explosives. An M-80 has at least 3,000 mg. (Contrary to urban legend, that is not equivalent to a quarter-stick of dynamite, which typically contains at least 20,000 mg.)

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