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Where the colors of fireworks come from

The Works is a kids science and tech museum in Bloomington, Minnesota, just a few miles from where I live in Minneapolis. Today, they had this cool chart up on their Facebook page, explaining which chemicals produce the colors you see in fireworks. How cool is that? Tomorrow, when the rockets glare red, you'll know that's actually strontium carbonate.

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Thanks, Nicole Wieler!

Anal fireworks lead to lawsuit

A student is suing his fraternity after a drunken acquaintance inserted a bottle rocket into himself and ignited it. The fireworks failed to launch, instead exploding inside his anus, thereby sending the startled plaintiff sprawling off a deck. He is also suing the acquaintance, whose injuries remain unclear. [Courthouse News] Rob