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There’s something wonderful about watching things blow up in sparkly, colourful explosions. This explosive timelapse video of the massive annual International Fireworks Competition in Da Nang, Vietnam, will make your backyard shows look puny by comparison.
A horrible thing has happened today in China’s Henan province. A truck loaded to the gills with fireworks — intended for the country’s upcoming Lunar New Year celebration — fired off its wares on a busy highway, resulting in six minutes of the most brightly lit, celebratory destruction in recent memory.
If you want a colourful explosion, you can get your hands on some fancy, professional fireworks, sure. Or, you can take the easy way out and blow up a couple of buckets of paint. You’ll be like a Jackson Pollock with a case of M-80s. The Slow Mo Guys went with that second option, and the results are modern art you can get behind.
Sometimes I think Dubai exists in its very own dimension, an alternative over-the-top world where everything has to be the best of the best. This amazing photograph by Gerald Donovan is proof: the biggest and tallest firework show in the world, shot on New Year’s Eve 2013 at the Burj Khalifa, the highest man-made structure in the world at 830 metres.
Ringing in a new year just doesn’t feel right without the cacophonous report of fireworks. But for something a little different — and maybe more inspiring — check out this spooky video of Melbourne’s new years fireworks in reverse.
If you want to scientifically impress your friends tonight (or look like a hoity toity smartypants), you can tell them what the colour of fireworks really mean. See that explosion of electric white? That’s white-hot metal flakes. Gorgeous red array? Strontium Carbonate. It’s all about the chemicals, baby.
So you weren’t able to get that sweet spot on the Sydney Harbour foreshore to watch what is clearly the best New Year’s Eve fireworks display on Earth. Maybe you’re not even in Sydney and you just want to cop a look at the show? You’re in luck. Here’s how to stream the Technicolour spectacular in all its explodey goodness with Gizmodo.
Piece by painstaking piece, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge is turned into a giant fireworks plinth in the weeks leading up the the turn of the calendar. Construction crews have been working around the clock to build this year’s centrepiece on the bridge, and Telstra is taking us behind the scenes to look at how it’s done.
No matter the occasion, fireworks are always festive. Usually, you’ll launch them from a boat, or the ground, or maybe for your back porch. But the Taunggyi Fire Balloon Festival? They’re launched from a hot-air balloon. What could possibly go wrong, right? This. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we’re best off sticking to good old Christmas lights.