The Slow Mo Guys played with waterproof fireworks in a small tank to see how they would react with the water underneath and at the surface. At 120,000 frames per second, the world turns into CGI. A world that takes up 24GB per second.
Grant “The King of Random” Thompson came across some brilliantly sparkling fireworks and decided to see what would happen if he combined six of them into one giant ball of flame and sparks. The resulting explosion is quite spectacular – especially in slow-mo.
The mad inventor Colin Furze celebrated having 3 million subscribers (and counting) by setting off 58 boxes of fireworks, each with 87 shots, all at once. The only appropriate response to the result is to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
Colin Furze made an RPG-style launcher for rocket fireworks. It can literally knock your socks off (if you cut the socks and tie them to the rocket). We love how he made a barrier to protect his face but he’s okay with the gas tank being inches away from his head.
To celebrate his 2 millionth YouTube subscriber, inventor, builder, and mad scientist Colin Furze created a giant turning wheel, loaded with rockets, placed precariously in front of cases full of more fireworks. The explosive end result is as bonkers as you’d imagine.
By taping together a bunch of roman candles to a PVC handle, a couple of guys from Wisconsin created a weapon that is both spectacular and dangerous for those nearby. It’s even more fun to watch played backwards.
To celebrate the end of 2015, Russian science channel SlivkiShow decided to go out with a bang – or a sparkle. They packed 10,000 sparklers into a single pot, then ignited them all at once. Be sure captions are on.
On 7/15/15 artist Cai Guo-Qiang and locals in Quanzhou, China launched and lit the Sky Ladder, a 1640ft. tall firework. Cai says it’s a symbol of hope and affection for his hometown and loved ones. More here.
Variable’s dramatic take on Chios’ chaotic annual tradition, where parishioners of two Greek Orthodox churches fire rockets at each other while mass is held inside both buildings. It’s like a scene from The Dark Knight Rises.
To celebrate his YouTube channel hitting 1 million subs, mad scientist Colin Furze set up a rig on the back of his truck loaded with firework, and ignited them at the same time for an epic pyro show. He probably should have worn his suit.
Andy Stewart had the same idea as Pierogram and loaded Roman candles on his quadcopter, then recorded the manhunt from multiple perspectives. At this rate someone’s bound to come up with a manually controlled launcher.
The ATF gathered up an illegal stash of fireworks, and worked with the police bomb squad in Midland, Texas to destroy the 20,000 pounds of explosives over the course of three days. Here’s a small sampling of the destruction.
The Slow Mo Lab got rid of a couple of rotten oranges by planting fireworks inside them. They used a Phantom camera to film the explosions at 25,000fps and 62,000 fps. We’d love to see high resolution stills of the exploding fruit.
YouTuber Pierogram strapped Roman candles to a quadcopter and chased down his buddies with it. Before you start laughing wickedly and your eyes glaze over, factor in the risk of ending up in the hospital or in jail in your plans.
Temple Fireworks’ compilation of common aerial fireworks shells. The clips are arranged in increasing order of shell size, from 2″ to 48″. The rest of the video is a 4-minute long fireworks display that still seems way too short.
How has man gone this long without Fireworks Simulator? Create fireworks shows using over 100 realistic fireworks and 30 launch racks. You can even have shows synchronized to music. Available for Windows on Amazon and Steam.
This already impressive Japanese fireworks display is distinguished by the launch of a massive 4-foot diameter, 1,014 pound firework, which explodes in all of its glory at about the 3:20 mark. That’s no firework, it’s a freaking bomb.
The guys from the Twister Aerobatics Team have a really neat trick up their sleeves. Not only do they perform dizzying tandem flips, turns and barrel rolls, they shoot fireworks from the wings of their stunt planes. Truly awesome.
Just like last year, YouTuber iZHarms celebrated the 4th of July by making a weapon straight out of Dead Rising. He put together five AK-180 Roman candles, giving him a total of 900 shots. Yes! America!
Photographer Thomas Prior captured these explosive photos from this annual festival, which attracts over 100,000 spectators and participants to watch stuff blow up – and nearly light themselves on fire – down in Tultepec, Mexico.
For July 4th, the guys from Louisiana Hog Control sent their RC plane into the air and shot fireworks at it, providing a unique POV on the pyrotechnics as they whiz by the wings of the flyer. We want bigger fireworks next time.