Jesus Christs face on a potato. A peanut that looks like George Bush. Stars that resemble famous shapes. Clouds that look like animals, but phallic fireworks?! It’s not often that the magic of professional fireworks takes on other forms of artistry in the sky, but this one has gone viral in a hurry! The display was shot in Glasgow, Scotland recently and amateur video captured the flying phallic, as did some giggling spectators. Not much else needs said on this one, see the video below!
For the record we have our doubts on this one, as everything else in the display appeared to be fired vertically, creative editing?
In 2013, Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated on Nov. 3 by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit deepavali, which means a row of lights.
Diwali is now commonly celebrated outside of India with modern fireworks such as sparklers, bangers and fountains instead of some of the more traditional, age old pyro built and used in India for centuries.
Sky lanterns are also becoming more popular for the festival of lights, and more and more participants are now buying fireworks online and having them delivered right to their homes.
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It’s that time of year, 99% of all firework injuries will happen in the next three weeks so we thought this would be a great time to talk about what you can do to minimize the possibility of injuries and enjoy a safe and happy independence day. First we want to state that almost ALL injuries involving fireworks, are not CAUSED by fireworks…but rather the MISUSE of fireworks! Alcohol, lack of supervision, superman syndrome and taking apart and reassembling consumer fireworks into something they were not meant to be are all reported to be involved with a very large percentage of firework related injuries. Also noted are that over 80% of injuries from misuse are caused by rockets, firecrackers and sparkler type devices. Very few injuries are caused by aerial type devices tipping and shooting into crowds, but this is one area where improvements in precautions are easily made so in this article we will focus on that.
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From time to time we have posted tips on how to shoot your own professional quality fireworks displays using high quality consumer fireworks. In fact, many times the consumer shows we see rival the pro’s! We are about to step that up and take you through a series of articles and videos to really propel you to another level. US Fireworks has made it as easy as possible for the entry level by offering pre-selected displays and including everything needed to get that display in the air…in your own backyard! The first two to be introduced to the market are The Block Buster Display and the Noisy Neighbor Display which contains the loudest legal fireworks we stock. Upon unpacking the cartons for set up you will find everything you need including precise instructions including how to fuse the show together and exactly how many inches apart the items should be joining the main fuse line. If you have never tried a one fuse display then you really need to take that first step so you can light that fuse then step back and enjoy the show with everyone else!
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One of the first items that comes to mind if you think back to your youth is probably the simple, inexpensive bottle rockets. Well if some things don’t change in China where these small wonders that take off wish a whoosh and end with a sharp pop are manufactured they may very well become harder and harder to find.
Mortar Fireworks is a common search term, also known as reloadable mortar shells, actually the mortar is reloadable not the shell! This is a sometimes misused term in fireworks so let’s set the story straight. Shells, are the actual firework. Mortars, are the tube the shell is loaded into and fired from. Common, safe firework mortars may be made from cardboard, fiberglass or high density polyethylene (HDPE) depending on the strength of the shell to be launched. Cardboard is acceptable for some lower powered shells such as Festival Balls and Black Box artillery, however HDPE or fiberglass is almost always a better choice, and to take safety and your display up even another notch we recommend firing even consumer shells out of mortars in racks.