A simple chemical reaction, known around the world for decades, has the ability to send chills down your spine if you've never seen it before.
Happy 2013! And, soon, happy Australia Day, which will be a lot more relevant once you learn about these gorgeous shots.
Yesterday was Independence Day, better known as July 4 or America's 236th birthday celebrating freedom from British colonization. Most Americans celebrate with fireworks. This is what happens when a "technical glitch" messes things up and 18 minutes worth of fireworks accidentally go off at once.
This series of vignettes was created for Danish TV show Dumt & Farlig (or Stupid and Dangerous). By all accounts much of the action is stupid and dangerous — but that's exactly why you'll love it. The concept is simple: pick something, and then destroy it in some visually appealing way.
If you were watching the fireworks in Boston on CBS this 4th of July, you would have seen the fireworks exploding behind landmarks such as Fenway Park and Quincy Market. The problem? It would have been impossible to see the fireworks going off behind those places.
Video cameras are small enough nowadays that you can strap them onto anything that moves, including fireworks. For the first time ever, check out what a bottle rocket sees as it launches, blows up, and then falls back to Earth.
Do you know what you're doing this Fourth of July weekend? Well, whatever happens, hopefully it doesn't involve low-to-the-ground firework mishaps, fiery explosions, plenty of screaming. Let's call the videos we've collected here of firework failure a cautionary tale, then, because they contain all that and more. It goes without saying, but, please don't try this at home — said home would end up blowing up.
Fly along inside this radio-controlled airplane as it dodges anti-aircraft fire. Well, those are fireworks, and most of the time it looks like Cy Brown, the highly skilled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) pilot who's controlling this craft, is trying to...
Missing the fireworks display this weekend? Never mind that, you can have fireworks every night of the year with this Sega projector, letting you design your own fireworks display by mixing and matching 55 different pyrotechnic simulations. This $160 doodad...
There's only a couple of days until we gaze at explosive eliminations, jaws agape while vocalizing ooos and aaahs rivaling those coming out of a streetwalker's boudoir. But what makes them work? The fireworks, that is. Those colorful detonations are...