Design and Detonate a Simulated Fireworks Show With No Risk of Injury

If you ask someone what their favorite toy was growing up they'll probably say something like Lego. But deep down, it was really the illegal fireworks their friend's cousin's uncle got from his neighbor. Nothing can quite match the thrill of something going boom, and now amateur pyrotechnics enthusiasts can safely… » 12/05/14 9:49am 12/05/14 9:49am

Watch the biggest firework ever explode into a 2,624-foot ball of fire

You are looking at the biggest firework ever fired, weighing a total of 1,014 pounds (460 kilograms)—a new world record. According to NHK, it exploded over the city of Konosu—in the island of Honshu, Japan—into a breathtaking rosette about 2,624 feet (800 meters) in diameter. » 10/23/14 11:45pm 10/23/14 11:45pm

Drone captures beautiful film flying through fireworks

This video—shot from a drone over West Palm Beach, Florida—takes you into the heart of a fireworks display. It almost feels like you are flying between explosions surrounded by colors hundreds of feet above the ground. I thought fireworks couldn't get any better and I was wrong. This is awesome! » 7/04/14 8:43pm 7/04/14 8:43pm

5 Surprising Facts About America's Favorite Exploding Pastime

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… » 7/04/14 2:00pm 7/04/14 2:00pm

DIY Fireworks Instructions From the 1920s Were Ridiculously Unsafe

Americans love things that sparkle, things that glow, and especially things that blow up. So it makes sense that on America's birthday, we take great pride in our various spectacles of light and noise. Today, there are countless YouTube videos and how-to websites showing how to create your own firecrackers and… » 7/04/14 1:32pm 7/04/14 1:32pm

The Best Fireworks in NYC Might Be This Beloved Illegal Display

Sure, there will be big, corporate-sponsored firework displays tonight in New York City, but the most entertaining show might be found in a neighborhood on the far northwestern tip of Manhattan. A documentary has been made to capture this dramatic display that pits block against block in the ultimate pyrotechnic… » 7/04/14 12:00pm 7/04/14 12:00pm