This is a video of the new Guinness World Record for largest firework (previously: these ones). The behemoth at 3:25 in the video measures 4-feet in diameter and weighs 465kg (~1,024-lbs). That's over half a ton, and definitely powerful enough to support the weight of a grown man riding it to the end of his life. Did I ever tell you when I was growing up there was a guy in my neighborhood that made his own fireworks? He always had me hunting around in the woods for lizards and mushrooms and spiders. "Pretty sure he was a wizard." Hmmm, he did have a talking owl.
Keep going for the video, which consists of 300 12-inch fireworks, 1 36-incher at 1:45, and the four-footer at 3:25.
Thanks to Mem, who's not convinced that wasn't an alien attack.