Here's the Government's Horrifying New Fireworks Safety Demonstration

Do you love watching fireworks? What about watching fireworks that blow the shit out of poor, unsuspecting mannequins? Well, have we got a treat for you.


The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently conducted their annual fireworks safety demonstration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. And just like past safety demonstrations, it’s more hilarious than frightening. Okay, it’s a little bit frightening. We’ve cut the original video down to just the most explosive parts.

In more somber news, two people have already died this week in the US from fireworks related injuries. One was a 12 year old boy in Nashville and the other was a 47 year old man in Michigan. So yeah, be careful out there. Don’t try this at home, kids.

[Consumer Product Safety Commission]

GIF by Andrew Liszewski/ Video edited by Michael Hession



This is like saying that you shouldn’t drive because a 12 year old boy was killed when he drove a car. Fireworks are safe if they are respected. Just as a car is safe if it is respected. When you have drunk men or kids playing with fireworks bad things are bound to happen. Fireworks are a blast, but you need to be smart about the failures that can happen during the reaction.