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. [reddit]
Why Launching Fireworks From A Hot-Air Balloon Isn't The Best Idea
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