Archive for the ‘fireworks in the headlines’ Category
Bright lights lit up the sky over Moscow on Wednesday 9th May as guns fired several rounds of shots into the night sky in celebration of the 67th anniversary over fascist dictatorship of Nazi Germany in the country. The bright salutes marked the end of the long drawn and devastating war. Hundreds of people thronged to the streets to cheer each salute in tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country’s liberty between the invasion in the summer of 1941, until the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.
Around 14,000 troops were on hand for the ceremony which also featured displays of Russian missiles and other military hardware. A minute’s silence was also observed at 19:00 Moscow time which was introduced in 1965 and has continued to be an integral part of the celebrations since. The country lost 27 million of its residents during WWII, most of which were civilians. Compared to the USA, which recorded losses of around 2 million in total, there really is no comparison.
The fireworks later in the evening were nothing short of spectacular when over 4500 rockets were launched from 14 sites across the capital using 70 specialist firing systems.
3 years after the idea was originally put forward and 2 years after the host nation was chosen Singapore finally sees the start of the Youth Olympic Games with a grand opening ceremony that included a spectacular fireworks display.
3,600 contestants aged between 14 and 18 will battle it out for gold in 26 different sports with representatives from 204 different countries. This is the Olympics after all.
Of course just like the normal Olympics, the best part is the opening ceremony because there are fireworks!
The very brave, talented and yes quite possibly stupid, Justino Zoppe!
His remarkable juggling skills have shot him to the top of stardom and now he has sealed his destiny as one of the most memorable acts in history by juggling fireworks!!
We must stress again, do not attempt to do this yourself, this is extremely dangerous and should only be performed by trained professionals wearing proper protective clothing and under the supervision of safety experts.
Justino is hailed as the original and only fireworks juggler, who even has a US patent to stop others attempting the same stunt. Who would want to attempt the same stunt eludes me but he is secure in the states that no one else can.