All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fireworks’

Fireworks Can, and Will, Blow Your Head Off, Demonstrates the US Gov

On average, about 230 people go to the hosptial with fireworks-related injuries during the month surrounding the 4th of July. Half of those injuries are burns. Obviously, hands and fingers make up the majority of injured body parts (36%), followed by eyes (19%) and general head and face (19%). Firecrackers are the most likely to injure you, followed closely by …

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Flavor Flav Cited for Illegal Fireworks

Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav was cited by police Friday at his Las Vegas home, just as he began his annual fireworks show. Flav had been launching thousands of dollars worth of illegal fireworks for his fourth of July event since 2009, though this year his neighbors’ complaints were heard, and authorities confiscated over 100 pounds of illegal fireworks. …

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Fireworks Explosion Leaves 1 Dead And 3 Injured

A fireworks explosion at the local high school in Comanche, Texas, a town with approximately 4,300 people about 100 miles southwest of Fort Worth, has left one dead and three seriously injured. Lt. Marcus Nettleton, a volunteer firefighter and the assigned public information officer for the incident, told the Los Angeles Times that the incident occurred at approximately 9:00 am …

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Tennis Star Fire: Four Die in Home Owned by James Blake

The tennis star fire that is making headlines around the country and especially in the state of Florida was likely arson and it claimed the lives of four tentatively identified people–two adults and two teenagers. Owned by tennis star James Blake, the mansion near Tampa went up in flames on Wednesday. Blake wasn’t there at the time of the blaze. …

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UFO Sightings in California on New Year’s Eve

According to a number of witnesses, mankind wasn’t the only one on New Year’s Eve enjoying firework shows across the country. Apparently, civilians in California spotted unusual objects in the sky amidst the entertaining pyrotechnic displays. Witnesses in Sacramento and Auburn reported UFO sightings around the same time, making the claims a little more plausible to say the least. Kaye …

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Dubai Fireworks 2014 Breaks Guinness World Record

On Wednesday, Guinness World Records announced that Dubai’s firework show on New Year’s Eve broke the record set by Kuwait in 2011. The main attraction, which covered 58.4 miles of the Dubai coast, took place at the world’s tallest building in Palm Jumeirah. United States’ Pyrotechnic Company, Fireworks by Grucci, designed, organized and operated the display. Better known as “America’s First …

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Fourth Of July Accident Injures 28 In Simi Valley, California

Fourth of July accidents are unfortunately not uncommon on the holiday. From fireworks to parade mishaps, people will be injured or killed. One of the scarier accidents on Thursday happened in Simi Valley, California. The city was setting off fireworks when the platform that held the fireworks turned over sending the explosives into the crowd. An estimated 28 people were …

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Slow-Motion Exploding Paint Cans Are As Cool As You’d Imagine

Paint is fun. Making stuff explode is fun. Catching all of the action at 1600 fps is fun. This video, which combines all three, is very fun. [theslowmoguys]

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Fireworks Are Beautiful, Especially in Reverse [VIDEO]

Happy New Year, everyone. Still feeling the effects of a long night of partying? Already broken a resolution? Have you accidentally written “2012” on a check yet? Are you still writing checks? Forget all of that. Here’s some simple beauty to start 2013. Here’s what the fireworks looked like from Docklands, Melbourne on New Year’s Eve – but in reverse. …

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Everyone At The San Diego Fireworks Fiasco Probably Thought They Were Witnessing The End Times [VIDEO]

It’s been a week since the entire country got to see the city of San Diego fail in spectacular fashion when they accidentally launched 15 minutes worth of fireworks in about 15 seconds. The whole thing was blamed on a glitch, or more specifically “a signal that was sent to the barges to set the timing of the fireworks.” Nevertheless, …

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San Diego’s Fireworks Fail: I Feel Bad, But It’s Just So Funny [Video]

In a clear case of premature explosion, the city of San Diego really jumped the gun on their fireworks show. Their annual “Big Bay Boom Firework Show,” which is supposed to last around 15-20 minutes actually wound up starting and finishing in the time it takes someone to put down their beer and get out their camera. Yes, this year …

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Celebrating the Fourth of July With Fireworks Colors, Twitter

The Fourth of July is upon us, something that would be hard to miss even if you didn’t have a calendar. Twitter is blowing up with trends dedicated to Independence Day, including one for the #4thofJuly hashtag and one for the “Happy 4th” topic. Not only that, but lots of sites have content dedicated to tomorrow’s significance, including everybody’s favorite …

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July 4 Fireworks: Many Areas Cancel Celebrations

July 4 fireworks are such a tradition that I can’t imagine the holiday without it. In fact, I honestly can’t remember a summer when I didn’t hear the thunderous booms and see the colorful displays of fireworks exploding all around my suburban home. However, as temperatures skyrocket and drought conditions worsen, many towns, cities, and communities are canceling their Fourth …

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The Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates 75th Birthday

The City of San Francisco celebrated the 75 anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge on Memorial Day weekend. Radio station KFOG 104.5/97.7 has a professional released a video of the spectacular fireworks display. Nothing compares to seeing fireworks in real life, but this is still pretty cool. The beginning, especially, which starts with fountains of sparks falling from the bridge …

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Fireworks Disposal Video Is Awesome, Controversial

Did you know that the New York Police Department has their own YouTube channel? Well, they do, and they recently used it to post a video that has caused quite the interweb controversy. The 80-second video shows the destruction of over 5,000 pounds of fireworks, confiscated by the NYPD. How do you dispose of fireworks? Apparently you pile them up …

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Fireworks In Slow Motion Are Pretty Cool

Tis the day to celebrate by blowing stuff up, as long as it’s not yourself or your neighbor. Fourth of July, aka, Independence Day, should legally be allowed to change its name to Fireworks Day. The typical Fourth of July celebration goes something like this: start cooking out a sometime in the afternoon, consume beer or other alcoholic beverage for …

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4th of July Fireworks Safety, And The Idiots That Fail At It

Did you know that in 1997, The United States was averaging 8 injuries per 100,000 pounds of fireworks purchased. That number has been on the decline since then, and in 2008 Americans only injured themselves 3.4 times per 100,000 pounds of fireworks. In 2008, Americans exploded 208.3 million pounds of fireworks. Those fireworks resulted in 7,000 injuries. That means that …

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The Art of Firework Sharing on Social Media

This weekend is well known for one thing (apart from Independence Day): FIREWORKS! With the social networking boom (no pun intended), many people will be sharing the fireworks from wherever they will be attending 4th of July festivities on their smart/camera phone. Unfortunately, like the moon, fireworks are a hard visual to grasp on camera. With this in mind, various …

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