As Independence Day approaches, so does the anticipation of elaborate, colorful and booming firework displays all over the country. Also with that are the thrills of small fireworks that can be found sparking up in driveways and neighborhood streets lately.
Well, the folks over at Popular Science decided to do something fun with those smaller fireworks, and it involves some good times with a high-speed camera. Set to the same tune you’ll likely hear during most grand finales of major firework productions, the video showcases some of those smaller fireworks you can purchase, blowing up numerous things at 2,000 frames per second.
Take a look! (and obviously DON’T try this at home)
With all the wildfires burning around the country and other safety concerns of that can come with experiments like this, we hope you will play it safe this Fourth of July holiday and let this video fulfill as your explosive entertainment needs. And if you need an extra camera battery to capture any of your Indepence Day festivities, make sure you know where to go!
Also, if you’d like to see a bit more of these exploding fireworks in slow motion, two more videos can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-07/popsci-fourth-july-blowing-things-extreme-slow-motion
Have a fun, and safe Fourth of July!!!