No matter the occassion, fireworks are always festive. Usually you'll launch them from a boat, or the ground, or maybe for your back porch, but for the Taunggyi Fire Balloon Festival, they're launched from a hot-air balloon. What could possibly go wrong, right? This. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we're best off sticking to good old Christmas lights. [reddit]
Correction: launching hot air balloons is's the best idea. It is. in fact, quite dumb.
Yeah, it's pretty, but when it falls down it has a decent chance of setting fire to a forest or a building. It's just a stupid idea from a time when people were completely ignorant. Nowadays it isn't ignorance anymore. It's just stupidity at its best.