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The US Government's Latest Fireworks Safety Video Is Horrifying As Hell

Video: Every year around July 4 (surprise, surprise) the US Consumer Product Safety Commission puts on a graphic demonstration of why you should be really careful when setting off fireworks. The video of the demo arrived late this year, but if you’re a fan of horror movies, it was still totally worth the wait.


Become An Alchemist, Extract Silver From Fireworks

Are you an aspiring alchemist? Do you try to turn lead into gold? What about fireworks into silver?


Watch These Dudes Deflect Roman Candle Firework Blasts With A Lightsabre

Video: The biggest regret of my life right now is not being as smart as these two geniuses, who battled out Roman candle fireworks with lightsabres like they were Jedi knights. Sure, I’d totally get lit up and smoked and would miss more blasts than I would hit, but the feeling of shielding yourself with just your lightsabre is so awesome that it’s totally worth the idiocy of admission.


Setting A Supermarket Fireworks Display On Fire Is A Spectacularly Stupid Thing To Do

Video: Not treating fireworks — AKA 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 Walmart, humanity has reached a new low.


Mad Pyromaniac Builds An Explosive Death Star Using 5000 Fireworks

Video: To help celebrate his three-millionth subscriber, YouTuber Colin Furze, the creator of the thermite cannon and questionably-safe hoverbike, has successfully topped all of his inventions to date by building his own miniature Death Star covered in 58 boxes of fireworks all wired together for one magnificent 20 second spectacle.


How To Create A Rainbow-Coloured Pyrotechnics Show

Video: Winter is coming, and what goes perfect with dropping temperatures? That’s right, fire. This rainbow pyrotechnics show was put together with materials you can probably find at the hardware store.


Insane Startup Wants To Create A Man-Made Meteor Shower For The 2020 Olympics

In today’s “I can’t believe they have been funded” news, a startup called Star-ALE wants to create a man-made meteor shower over the city of Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics opening ceremonies. But unlike fireworks, this pyrotechnics show will be visible from an area 200km across Japan.


Put On A Tiny Fireworks Show By Blowing Up Electrical Components

Video: You don’t need dangerous explosives to put on an impressive fireworks show. Just grab a magnifying glass; a bunch of tiny resistors, capacitors and transistors; and then blast them with more electricity than they were designed to handle. The results won’t disappoint, as long as you aren’t hoping for a New Year’s extravaganza.


The Most Beautiful Fireworks Show In China Is Literally A Blacksmith Throwing Molten Metal Around

Video: Fireworks, which were invented in China, are obviously a big deal in China. But no fireworks show in any part of the country and very probably the world can match the sheer spectacle and beautiful audacity of this fireworks show in Nuanquan, China. That’s because it’s more of a molten metal show. A blacksmith, wearing only a big hat and a sheepskin vest for protection, just starts throwing and scoop tossing molten metal against the wall of the city to let it sparkle and rain fire. It’s crazy! It’s so dangerous! It’s so awesome.


This Home-Made Fireworks Rocket Launcher Will Literally Blow Your Socks Off

Dangerous. Absurd. Utterly mental. These words perfectly describe YouTube mechanic Colin Furze and his latest piece of gadgetry — a home-made rocket launcher designed for fireworks. Sure, accuracy and distance prove a bit of a problem, but otherwise, it does what it’s meant to.


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