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What’s trending: Aug. 22, 2014

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For the first time in five years, July 4th revelers at Jones Beach are being treated to a fireworks show.

So bad, it’s great: New Staten Island restaurant Troy is generating a lot of buzz for its cheesy special effects.

Epic whale encounter: A California kayaker was nearly tail slapped by a humpback whale as it surfaced off the coast of Monterey.

Fireworks stunt suit: In case you want to stand in the middle of a fireworks show, one British inventor has you covered.