Selfies and Independence Day • Tony McManus on 6PR

10 July 2015 2:48 pm

Ever wanted to take a selfie inside the White House? Well now you don’t need to be so sneaky…

Recent changes to White House policy means that the popular “selfie” is no longer off limits when touring the iconic building. You can now duck face until your heart is content, inside one of the most secure buildings in the world!

This week talk turns to 4th of July for American Independence Day. Tony puts Meg to the test with some 4th of July Trivia.

  • Did you know that America is the only country in the world that as a nation, willingly altered their flag?
  • Many people across the globe that the 4th of July is actually the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed, however it was not signed until the 2nd of August; what is so special about the 4th of July?
  • Finally, why is John Hancock’s signature so big on the Declaration? It is said this is so King George III could read his signature without his glasses.

Australia is heavily influenced by America, possibly due to the media. But why not embrace another holiday – “Australians love to drink so if it’s another reason to have a drink, why not?” says Meg.

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