How To Take Fireworks Photos With Your Phone

It just wouldn't be the Fourth of July without the climactic boom of fireworks. If you want to keep that memory all year—or at least share it with all of your friends on Instagram—these tips will help you get lovely photos with your phone, even if you're not a pro. » 7/03/14 1:28pm 7/03/14 1:28pm

A Woman Lost 3 Fingers Because She Tried to Wake Up Her Boyfriend with…

Oh god! Is my stupid boyfriend sleeping again? It's impossible to wake him up! Hey, I'm tipsy—LOOOOKIE. Leftover fireworks from July 4th! HAH! I'm going to light them up and wake up that stupid boy with them...AGHHHHHH!! » 8/09/11 1:00pm 8/09/11 1:00pm

Please Don't Put Fireworks Through a Coffee Grinder. They'll Blow Up

A Colorado teen had the bright idea to churn smaller fireworks through a coffee grinder and then rig 'em all up to create one super big firework. It didn't quite work out like that. Instead, the coffee grinder exploded in front of him. » 7/08/11 3:40pm 7/08/11 3:40pm

How to Photograph Fireworks (The Right Way)

What sort of July 4th would it be without big bang boom fireworks? But when you take pictures of them, how come it never looks good? The Smithsonian's Bigger Picture has culled some tips on how to properly shoot fireworks. » 7/04/11 3:00pm 7/04/11 3:00pm

320,000 Exploding Firecrackers Make For a Great Funeral

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] » 2/22/11 11:40pm 2/22/11 11:40pm