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November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day. Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up the British Parliament a few hundred years ago. He was caught and executed, but the British are still angry with him. The long-standing grudge has become an excuse to run around and throw loud fireworks that aren't very visually impressive at one another, and to set stuff - particularly, effigies of Guy Fawkes - on fire. Since he happened to be an extremist Catholic, sometimes the Pope is burnt in effigy too. Yow.