Low-tech fireworks in China
Out in Naunquan, China the villagers use the molten iron to celebrate instead of fireworks. The tradition dates back some 500 years when the blacksmiths of the day couldn't afford fireworks and did this instead. While there's only one colour to work with, the effect is pretty stunning and a lot more in-your-face without, you know, melting your face off if you don't get too close. Click here for the full story.