It is believed that “firecrackers” were first discovered in China during the Han dynasty (~200 B.C.), when pieces of green bamboo were thrown into fire. They sizzled and exploded startling everyone around.

It is believed …


The most dangerous time for pyrotechnicians is immediately after a show when they must manually inspect mortars for live rounds. Some pyrotechnicians have had live shells explode on them causing 3rd degree burns to their upper body and face.

The most danger…

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