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Fun with firecrackers? Answered

does anyone know how to have a lot of fun with firecrackers, in a weird way kinda, other than putting them in bottles and throwing them?

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technopundit (author)2013-05-10

Today's US-Sold firecrackers only have about 50mg (or less) of pyrotechnic material. Enough to be proven not to break the skin. However, there are many misconceptions about them which cause panic among today's paranoid/underinformed population. M80's and cherry bombs have been extinct since the 60's. Ya just can't buy them.
Still, here are a few fun examples of creative firecrackery, Call it satire, boobs.
1. Use for bird and cat control. They will do no real harm. Just ignite in the vicinity of said pests. Repeat periodically.
2. Toss 'em in the driveway and wait for the old lady across the street to call the Bomb Squad.
3. Drop' em in the old lady across the street's underwear.
4. Light, hold firecracker by the butt end, and impress your friends with your "Super Powers." Use the very tips of your fingers. Hold at arm's length. It might sting a little, but you won't get really hurt. "Sell" the act by pretending to be horribly inured. "Recover" quickly. Repeat.
5. Drop 'em down big-city subway grates. They echo for blocks through the tunnels. Run like hell.
6. Attach a long fuse. Light and drop outside your house. Go in and close the door. Observe how truly lame and not very loud they they really are. A dog bark is generally louder, in effect.
7. Tape to a punk, light, hide assembly in bushes and walk away. This can create a timed fuse of up to 30 minutes.
8. Drop them down Donald Trump's underpants.
9. Keep a box of those tiny little "snap pops" handy whenever playing with firecrackers. Present in case the police show up. Makes any complaintant look like a complete fool.

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Awesome-yG (author)technopundit2016-07-01

M80's aren't extinct... I bought a pack yesterday.

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BrandonG40 (author)2015-12-05

gather a whole bunch of fire works and friends and have a exciting war

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hunsovung (author)2014-09-22

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.

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DanielS32 (author)hunsovung2015-03-29

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)

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westfw (author)2008-07-05
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J.C1 (author)westfw2015-01-04

Holy S***! I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooo jelly!

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daninja (author)2009-07-07

this is never before seen. Take a bamboo pole and tape a bullet shell casing to one end of the gun. then stick in a firecracker and wedge a pebble over the firecracker. light fuse, shoulder and wait!

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backflip11 (author)daninja2013-07-11

I do that in my instructable

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BuildSleepThink (author)2012-08-08

Tape a whole bunch tougher, wrap them in newspaper, curl the top, light the top, run like theres and firecracker bomb about to explode behind u

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CobraStitch (author)2012-07-07

Get one and before it explodes, CHUCK IT IN THE LAKE!!!!!!
IT GO BOOM!!!!!!

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An Villain (author)2010-04-22

here are some of my favorite uses:
mold wet sand or clay into a sphere, dry it out, insert a firecracker and you have a sand grenade (or clay shell.)
use the afterforementioned apple grenade trick.
just throw them (this is oddly satisfying.)
tape 7 together in a hexagon pattern, and make a column about 6-7 inches high, and light the top fuses, and you have dynamite.
make dynamite with m-80s (must be lower than 50 grams of pyrotechnic powder in USA) throw it in a garbage can full of water (metal) and watch the geyser.
dig a hole, insert firecrackers and fuse wire, fill it in so the wire sticks above the ground, light it and run.
throw apple grenades.
place strip in metal wastepaper basket (solid walled not holed) and light it, sounds like gunfire.
drill holes in 2x4 and place firecrackers in each one, light them one at a time (i will not tell you what happens.)
throw in lake (not talking about killing fish.)
throw in paint.
throw in fire.
throw in loose soil.
fill pipe up with them, and then drop in a lit one ONLY CAP ONE END, CAPPING BOTH MAY RESULT IN INJURY!
throw in alcohol or gas (not recommended.)
make a firecracker line consisting of more than 50 firecrackers.

if you still have firecrackers left over after all this i envy you.
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mthom41 (author)An Villain2012-05-30

THANK YOU!!!
i will get, like, 600 ground blasters and have a lot of stupid, mindless, pyromaniacal fun.

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tinstructable (author)2010-07-05

Here's a description of "guyfrom7up": Take a pop can, cut it in half and use the bottom part. Put a hole just the right size for the fire cracker to fit in and be "inside the can". get a pan of water with about an inch of water in the bottom, and then put the can so the open part is in the water, light the firecracker and watch. The explosion from the firecracker has nowhere to go but propel the can up.

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Mr.Moo (author)2010-06-30

Take a can of soda, drink it, crush it, put a firecracker inside of it, and light the firecracker. It should push the crushed can back out into it's original shape.

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airsoftjunke (author)2009-06-07

get black cats or m-80s and some gold fish in a tank. light fuse, drop in tank, skimm fish from surface. ooooor find a place w/ lots of sunfish, make a pikilo pete bomb, light, throw, skim, eat.

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An Villain (author)airsoftjunke2010-04-22

Don't buy goldfish just to violently kill them, and fishing with explosives is illegal where i live.

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-07-05

Shove them into aples, light them, and let the apple blow up all over the place

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i do that, but the problem is they get wet and do not work, instead put them into an uninflated water balloon and stick them in the apple and it will work better cause the fuse/powder won't get wet from apple juice

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use little dynamite or hydro-crackers, they are waterproof.

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pryoman1 (author)2010-04-14

Stick it in barbies body and blow her up fron the inside

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alikadhem (author)2009-06-12

blow up things with them

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skunkbait jr (author)2008-12-18

stand on them with shoes . don't use bottle rockets they mite slip out from under your shoe.

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skunkbait (author)skunkbait jr2008-12-18

Or even better, put them under someone elses feet!

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google007 (author)2008-11-26

push them as deep down into an ant hill hole as you can and watch it explode

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teaaddict314 (author)2008-07-05

take them apart, and make huge ones

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-07-05

Oh, and thanks for spamming your youtube.

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skunkbait jr (author)2008-07-05
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xACIDITYx (author)2008-06-18

Take one of those toy parachute toys, strap one to it with a decently long wick, Light it and toss the army man from high up. He'll explode in midair!

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killerjackalope (author)2008-06-18

You can destroy furniture with as little as one bad boy, we once went overboard and put a homemade high explosive inside one of two identical chests of drawers that were needing destroyed... The bad boy exploded and obliterated the whole thing The high ex. charge left around fifty feet of destruction, there was nothing you could really pick up other than screws...

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=SMART= (author)2008-06-18

bury it and light it strap to action man and make a suicide bomber to attack barbie strap to rc car and deploy in fake batttlefeild, put on styrofoam and ignite in middle of pond/lake

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guyfrom7up (author)2008-06-17

i think you can do something with a soda can and putting it in a cup of water... and you do something and it turns into a rocket. I don't know how to do it, but my neighbor does it.

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Sunbanks (author)2008-06-17