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M80's aren't extinct... I bought a pack yesterday.
gather a whole bunch of fire works and friends and have a exciting war
Here's a fun idea. Create a mini cannon maybe using clay or plastic pipes. Instead of lighting up the firecrackers, extract the powder from them and gather it into one small sack that can fit through the cannon. Then put it in the cannon first, and a very hard sphere or cannonball next. Make sure you design the cannon in a way that you can light a fuse safely and still ignite the powder inside (how-you decide). Make sure the cannon is sturdy enough to withstand the explosion and prevent any shrapnel from entering your eyes.
I know it's 'fun with firecrackers' but is it the best idea to advise the public to start trying to make their own cannons? If you do one little thing wrong in making it, say the pressure can't escape fast enough inside the barrel, and that turns the cannon into a bomb. Not to mention i've almost blown my hand off making such a charger (in my case they were to be grenadeish things) from simple pop-its when the whole bowl of gunpowder (could be wrong) rocks exploded like a small grenade when I dumped a few rocks in too hard and that was enough to set the whole bowl off. SOO can you imagine all the to-be-handless people trying to concentrate all of that for a cannon charge? I mean I don't really care, if people get dumb enough to blow themselves up, it's natural selection! If you do it, just know the dangers and do some research beforehand x)
Holy S***! I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooo jelly!
Posted:Jun 17, 2008
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