Shooting Fireworks Out of Your Hand... To Train for War Against Iran?

You know how holding fireworks is one of those things you're not supposed to do unless you're a redneck with a lust for amputation? The exception to that rule is the Israeli Defense Force.

This isn't just for kicks, as amazing as it looks: the handheld light show is actually combat training, with pilots treating the fireworks like anti-aircraft missiles to evade. Surely there's a safer way to do this. [IDF Flickr]