Have an outdoor pool that you don’t want to drain? Need to get rid of the portable pool but don’t want to do any work? There’s a much better and infinitely more fun alternative solution: blow that mother up with firecrackers. It creates an explosion that looks like a mini atom bomb and spreads the water everywhere.
Nothing screams patriotism like blowing shit up with firecrackers, amirite? And with the new Minion movie almost upon us, it seems only appropriate that this 4th of July, we see what happens when you strap an explosive to one of these adorable little dude’s backs.
Firecrackers are essentially un-American, even though we associate them our most deeply patriotic celebration, the Fourth of July. The fact is that firecrackers are foreign-born novelties, and have been as long as Americans have lit them for a noisy salute to the nation's birth. As it turns out, firecracker history is…
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 colorful capsules are fascinating to look upon, as proven by the photographs of Andrew Waits.
An ancient Viking tradition was to burn their dead on pyre out of respect. The modern day equivalent must be this display of 320,000 firecrackers going off at once as "a memorial to a family member." Say it with me now: Went. Out. With. A. Bang. [Geekologie]
While prepping for our nation's independence, we came across this excellent explanation as to how most basic fireworks function. The clip takes about a minute of your time and will imbue you with impressive knowledge for this July 4th. [HowStuffWorks]