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Fireworks Launch Malfunction Causes Massive Explosion

Video: A failure in the launching mechanism made all the fireworks from this firework display go off at once. As you can hear in the video, the noise is deafening and the explosions are so massive they would make Michael Bay proud.


Sydney's 10 Best Airbnb Rentals For Watching Fireworks On New Year's Eve 2014

New Year’s Eve is a spectacular night in Sydney — we go all out when it comes to the fireworks and light shows across the Sydney Harbour, Opera House and the rest of the city. There’s one issue — if you want something a little more exciting than sitting in front of a TV, it can be a little hard to find a good view.

Lining up at the Botanical Gardens, crowding around Circular Quay or any other public vantage point around the harbour is an absolute guessing game, though. If you’re going to throw a party anyway, why not pool a bit of cash with your friends and hire out an Airbnb rental?


Watch The Biggest Firework Ever Explode Into An 800m Ball Of Fire

You are looking at the biggest firework ever fired, weighing a total 460kg — a new world record. According to NHK, it exploded over the city of Konosu — in the island of Honshu, Japan — into a breathtaking rosette about 800m in diameter.


Every Aeroplane Should Fly Shooting Fireworks Just Like This One

If I were the Federal Aviation Administration, I would order every single plane to fly shooting fireworks like Gene Soucy and his acrobatic aeroplane over the skies of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Security be damned in the name of beauty.


Camera Mounted Inside Fireworks Captures Head-Spinning Video

Matt Roach thought it would be a great idea to mount a camera inside a girandola — a spinning fireworks wheel — launched at the 2014 Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention in Mason City, Iowa, and sent us the video. And a great idea it is, indeed.


Forget Hot Air, Disney Parade Floats Could Soon Fly Under Drone Power

The Disney theme park empire is always working to stay on the cutting edge of spectacle tech, and judging by some recent patent applications, The Mouse has his eye on the skies: Disney’s R&D teams want to use drones for their theme park parade floats and aerial displays.


Mad Genius Invents Steel Safe Suit To Stand Inside A Fireworks Display

Video: Mad genius Colin Furze is back again with a new invention. This time he built himself a steel safe suit with the sole purpose of standing inside a fireworks display and enjoy the views. The suit shape looks hilarious, a terrifying mix between the tin man and the scarecrow, but it works perfectly.


Badass Fireworks Machine Gun Fires 900 Shots In One Minute

YouTube user iZHarms made this awesome fireworks machine-gun using with five AK-180 — a type of repeating roman candle — for a total of 900 shots. If this is not the best project you can do this summer, I don’t know what is.


This Video Makes You Feel Like You Are Flying Through Fireworks

Video: This video — shot from a drone over West Palm Beach, Florida — takes you into the heart of a fireworks display. It almost feels like you are flying between explosions surrounded by colours hundreds of feet above the ground. I thought fireworks couldn’t get any better and I was wrong. This is awesome!


Cross-Section Views Of Firecrackers Are As Cool As Their Explosions

As a kid, you couldn’t care less about what was inside the firecrackers that your parents wouldn’t let you play with. All you cared about was BOOM. But the chemical mixtures inside those colourful capsules are fascinating to look upon, as proven by the photographs of Andrew Waits.


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