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Watch All 2,200 Pounds of the World’s Largest Firework Shell Explode on New Year’s Eve

On 31st December, a 2,200-pound fireworks shell with a diameter of 56 inches was launched in the United Arab Emirates to help welcome the arrival of 2018, and usher in a new Guinness World Record. Read More >>

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How to Take the Best Bonfire Night Fireworks Photos With Your Phone

It just wouldn't be Bonfire Night without the climactic boom of fireworks. If you want to keep that memory all year — or at least share it with all of your friends on Instagram — these tips will help you get lovely photos with your phone, even if you're not a pro. Read More >>

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Thousands of People Have Signed a Petition Asking for Fireworks Displays to be Banned

We're at that time of year where it becomes a quite difficult to identify that explosive bang coming from down the street. Was it a gun, or simple fireworks? You never can tell. Well if some people get their way it might be a little different in future, because one petition is asking public fireworks displays be banned. Read More >>

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Watch a Madman Ride a Bike Packed With 1,000 Exploding Rockets

Riding a bike without a helmet or other protective gear is already a risky idea. But climbing aboard a custom-built bike packed with 1,000 rockets while you’re protected by nothing but a fireproof slab of foam strapped to your back is risk on a whole other level—even if you’re a semi-pro mad scientist like Colin Furze. Read More >>

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Madman Manages to Build 20-Foot Tall Fire Tornado Without Burning Down His Entire Country

Colin Furze, the internet’s favourite inventor who always puts awesome first and safety second, has created what certainly looks like the largest man-made fire tornado ever built. Combining two of nature’s most destructive forces seems like a good idea, right? Read More >>

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Two Guys Shooting Giant Fireworks at Each Other Somehow Don’t Kill Each Other

I’m not going to call these guys total idiots because if I had access to big fireworks, an empty street, and a camera, there’s a non-zero chance that I too would light those fireworks up, blast my friend in an awesomely stupid fireworks fight, and record the whole damn thing so that other people could call me an idiot. This wild, Harry Potter-like fight filled with colourful explosions happened in China during Chinese New Year. Read More >>

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Scary Video Shows Explosions Happening at a Fireworks Market in Mexico

22 people have died and at least 70 have been injured after an explosion occurred at the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, Mexico, a city north of Mexico City. The blast is especially terrifying because the thick smoke plume covers the entire market while fireworks were still catching fire and going off in every direction. Nearby homes were also damaged in the explosions and the scene remains dangerous, according to National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente. Read More >>

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Lighting 100,000 Firecrackers at the Same Time is as Ridiculous as You’d Expect

Here’s a really fantastic use of time, resources, and uh, creative freedom: get 100,000 firecrackers and light ‘em all up at the same time. Read More >>

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Holy Crap, Watch This One Gigantic Firework Light Up the Entire Sky

Hot damn. This 573-pound firework basically fills the entire night’s sky with explosions so ridiculously huge and, like, everywhere, that it’s almost unbelievable. One second you’re just watching normal fireworks go off, and then the next, you’re being blinded with the most insane five-second light show your eyes will probably ever see. Read More >>

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Replacing Fireworks With 500 Drones is Brilliant and Very Annoying

Fireworks are dangerous, loud and can only be used once – that’s what makes them fun. Intel has just made its intentions clear that it wants to completely ruin that fun with its small quadcopters that it calls Shooting Stars. Unfortunately, that’s probably a good idea. Read More >>

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Burning Steel Wool Becomes a Raging Firestorm Through a Camera’s Close-up Macro Lens

Peering at the world through a close-up macro lens reveals tiny details that normally go unnoticed. It can also make the smallest of things appear completely grandiose. Read More >>

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Watch a Real-Life Jedi Deflect Fireworks With a Lightsaber

Wizards and Jedis are two of the highest-ranking imaginary characters known to man. But between the two, who’s the most powerful? The Madcap Brothers tried to answer that question by pitting a lightsaber-wielding amateur Jedi against a fireworks-blasting pretend wizard. Read More >>

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Watch These Dudes Deflect Roman Candle Firework Blasts with a Lightsaber

The biggest regret of my life right now is not being as smart as these two geniuses, who battled out Roman candle fireworks with lightsaber. I'd definitely miss more blasts than I would hit, and possibly go up in flames, but the feeling of shielding yourself with your lightsaber is so awesome that it’s well worth the idiocy of admission. [Dallyoshaffer via Digg] Read More >>

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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Video Gets Quiet and Personal

Last year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a fireworks safety video that was tough to take seriously. In this year’s PSA, the organisation turned down the explosives and instead focused on a story that recently impacted someone in the public eye. Read More >>

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Setting a Supermarket Fireworks Display on Fire Is a Spectacularly Stupid Thing to Do

Not treating fireworks—aka unlicensed explosives—with the respect they deserve is one of the most dangerous thing you can do. So after a couple of pranksters in Phoenix, Arizona, thought it would be funny to start a chain reaction on a shelf full of fireworks in a supermarket, humanity has reached a new low. Read More >>