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Do not try this at home people.And turn the volume down a bit before playing.
Of course in the UK firecrackers are not legal for sale to the general public. If they were they would probably be the most popular form of firework going.
The idea with a roll of firecrackers is to roll them out. The clue is in the name. These guys or “hillbillies” to give them there proper name, decided to tape the roll together, thus reducing the overall duration and giving a more spectacular spectacle.
Firecrackers come in all shapes and sizes and in the past have featured some amusing and unusual artwork – firecracker artwork
They also look pretty cool when watched in slow motion – slow mo firecrackers
And if you ever wondered what 10.5 million looked like going off at the same time (we did) – 10.5 million firecrackers
A man in Florida this week has been sent down (this is street slang for gone to prison) for storing 20,000 lbs of fireworks in his garage.
The judge gave him 40 years.
The 46 year old man was a convicted felon already with a history of firearm possession and machine gun possession, sure when you consider the dude owns a machine gun it doesn’t sound so bad, but remember we are talking about 9 tons of fireworks. That’s a lot of fireworks, or about $100,000 worth.
In one of the largest illegal fireworks seizures in the counties history, members of the Martin County Sheriffs Office teamed up with the tactical unit, SWAT team, Bomb Disposal Team and the special investigations section to search the mans house, in a scene reminiscent of a late 90’s Hollywood blockbuster.
At the time, authorities said it was one of the biggest seizures of illegal fireworks in county history. The investigation was started after the firework hoarder sold some illegally stored pyrotechnics to an undercover officer.
Some of the colourfully titled fireworks had public-scaring names such as “City crasher,” “Molotov cocktail” and “pyro protest,” always handy for attracting media attention to a story.
More than a thousand fireworks have been seized in County Fermanagh in the last 48 hours.
On Monday, police in Enniskillen seized rockets, bangers and other fireworks, including display ones.
On Tuesday night more than 600 fireworks, including 450 illegal Black Cat bangers were seized in Irvinestown.
Inspector Roy Robinson said: “Each year, fireworks injure numerous individuals and these finds are a positive result.
“In the wrong hands and used indiscriminately, these fireworks could undoubtedly have had the potential to cause serious injury,” he added.
“The illegal use of fireworks is not only a dangerous activity, but is a type of behaviour that causes nuisance and distress to many people in our community.”