Intense: A String Of A Billion Firecrackers Going Off

December 3, 2014

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It's not actually a billion, it's just a lot. I'm not really good with numbers over a thousand. Or letters past N. That tail end of the alphabet can be tricky. Any letters hanging around Q, V and Z aren't to be trusted in my book.

Keep going for the video, but skip to 1:20 if it doesn't automatically.

Thanks to me, for being brave enough to tape a bunch of Roman to my head like bull-horns and play chicken with a friend.

  • The_Wretched

    Why is the hamburger exploding?

  • Kanger

    Looks like that one guy running at the end is pointing towards a fire...

  • Harold Garrett

    Sounds like a waterfall.

  • SpiralArchitect

    That's a cool way of burning a City down....but everything went better than expected...toxic fumes? who cares? because...Taiwan....

  • o0THX11380o

    Take that!!! Climate change!

  • Cat McCune

    This is not in China. This is in Taiwan. They were speaking Taiwanese, the store signs are in traditional Chinese, not simplified Chinese. Hope it helps.

  • BMan56

    OK. Now let's try it with M-80s!

  • Beefhammer

    Well that just undid all the work your Prius did this year

  • Skynet Emulator

    Shanghai isn't polluted enough, anyone have a match?

  • side effect

    Let's all get together and try this at home.

  • kevin

    Cause thats not a fire hazard at all

  • Elak Swindell

    And the crowd goes deaf. LOL Seriously, everyone's ears would be numb and ringing for quite awhile after that.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I went to one of the shows for the PGI conference when it was in Cranberry, PA and they had a display called "one million firecrackers".

    It kind of sounded a lot like Niagra Falls. Just a dull obnoxious roar. Of course when it stopped it was one of those "wow, WTF" moments when you could suddenly hear other things.

    And for what it's worth that actually was one million firecrackers strung up to go off together. Also that night they broke some kind of world record for highest mortar. I believe it was a 24 inch mortar which went so high it looks unimpressive from the ground. I mean, yes it did fill the entire visible sky with light for several seconds. But because it was so far away you really couldn't tell how big it was. And sure the ground shook when the mortar left the tube but it was hard to figure out which boom went with which thud.

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