Interestingly, you can buy fireworks at Walmart stores in Arizona. You aren't supposed to light them all at once inside the store, though. The gentleman who did will soon learn that fireworks are harder to come by in prison. Read the rest
It would take two days to go through 10,000 sparklers if you were to burn them all one right after another. In this video you'll see what happens when you light them all at once.
A man and his nephew packed the sparklers together in a bucket and drove to the middle of nowhere. (It seems nuts to transport something so explosive back of a car, but this is Russia, after all.) With a couple of fire extinguishers on hand, they lit the fuse and got away. The resulting jet of sparkly fire was spectacular. It was a good thing they had the fire extinguishers on hand because the dry grass surrounding the bucket immediately caught fire.
"Match Head Bomb at 2500fps." Read the rest
The Slow Mo guys are back at it with an amazing, totally unsafe, possibly illegal homemade pyrotechnics display. Read the rest
It's basically a Herschell Gordon Lewis movie with the boring parts removed.
Against the backdrop of a beautiful Sound of Music type village, this fellow sent a wheelbarrow 15 meters into air. It did not achieve escape velocity, but it did make a perfect landing. According to our friends at Geekologie he used a Cobra 6 firecracker, "which packs 48.5-grams of explosive powder (versus 2-3 grams for an M-80)."
RULES OF THE GAME: Fun for the whole family, “Firework or Sex Toy” consists of shouting out EITHER a product from a major fireworks company OR a product from major sex toy company. It’s up to contestants in the room to match the product names to the correct industry.
Here is a selection to get you started:
Sold by TNT Fireworks, Florence, AL:
Girl’s Best Friend, Not for the Timid, Thrill Seeker, Meow, No Limit, Lost Control, Team 6 Arsenal, Steel Force, Delirium, Festival Balls
Sold by Good Vibrations, San Francisco, CA:
Comet II, Pop Your Top, Wonderland Mystical Mushroom, Lady Luck, Pocket Rocket, Power Dancer, Double Delight, Night Rider
BONUS ROUND: Have participants guess where the following pieces of marketing copy appear:
“A traditional favorite gone mad . . . this will leave a smile on your face.”
“You will be shaken AND stirred.”
“Watch the ground erupt slowly into a plume of pretty lemon and purple sparkles, climaxing into a louder crackling sliver and purple sparkles. WOW.”
[HINT: All are TNT.] Read the rest
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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