Watch breathtaking fireballs through a trippy kaleidoscopic effect

For their film Fire, Saulo Jamariqueli and Dirk Rees put a couple of fire breathers in a dark studio with a reflective surface, then ran the impressive footage through a kaleidoscope filter, making it even cooler. Read the rest

Fire garden honors 350th anniversary of Great Fire of London

This weekend was the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, so The Tate Modern erected a fire garden with performers and fire-spewing sculptures. Read the rest

Homemade Thai firework carves a superb vertical corkscrew

This entry into a Thai town's annual fireworks competition puts all the pyro I've seen in person to shame -- the fact that it was a homemade, amateur entry is even more impressive. If only this was a thing where I live -- safety third! (via Kottke) Read the rest

What happens when you stuff 2000 match heads into a stress pig and light the fuse

PyroGirl took one of those rubber squeeze toys with the popping eyeballs, put 2000 match heads in it, and ignited them.

2000 matches chain reaction - match bomb fail. Stress-Pig volunteered that I could experiment by stuffing 2000 match heads into him, some filler material, a fuse and that I could seal him off well. Why? Stress-Pig wanted to demonstrate what can happen if you don't manage stress well and vent your emotions in positive ways. Bottling things up can eventually or (in this case, due to intense stress for Mr. Pig... understandably), quickly lead to an uncontrollable breakdown and catastrophic release of tension. We are really grateful for Stress-Pigs contribution and hope he's recovering well (though we doubt it).

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WATCH: Flamethrower + trombone = Pyro-Trombone

Pyro-Trombonist Valentin Guérin performs Arthur Pryor's Fantastic Polka, accompanied on piano by Valérie Guérin-Descouturelle. Wonder how they lit the candelabra? Read the rest

Match Head Bomb video: 6000 matches in a blender, shot at at 2500fps

The Slow Mo guys are back at it with an amazing, totally unsafe, possibly illegal homemade pyrotechnics display. Read the rest

Dogs and cats hate holiday fireworks. Here are 3 tips to protect your pet on July 4th.

Advice from the Humane Society that might save your pet's life.