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Low-tech fireworks in China Answered

Out in Naunquan, China the villagers use molten iron to celebrate instead of fireworks. The tradition dates back some 500 years when the blacksmiths of the day couldn't afford fireworks and did this instead. While there's only one color to work with, the effect is pretty stunning and a lot more in-your-face without, you know, melting your face off if you don't get too close.

via Gizmodo

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

I think this reasonably high-tech, it's not that easy to do (but produces a great effect) L

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, I was just thinking that. I don't remember ever getting my old forge hot enough to melt iron (soften it a bit, but not make it molten).

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

Burning metal is one of the biggest problems! There is no easier way to ruin a project.

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_soapy_
_soapy_

11 years ago

That's the coolest thing I've seen today. :-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

That is amazing! I wonder what the wall looked like the next morning...?

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=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

i wonder if they get permission, or just rock up and start melting someones house :P

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Forget eggs or toilet paper, in China the students prank teachers properly.

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=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

hahaha, water baloons filled with molten iron

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 11 years ago

better yet, iron balloons filled with water!

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=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

haha *thud*

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

11 years ago

wow thats impressive...

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n8man
n8man

11 years ago

That is so awesome, I could not beleive that the guy was actually throwing molten metal at the wall at first because it seemed to come down around him.

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11010010110
11010010110

11 years ago

disk saw piece of iron push me satisfaction.mp3 + speakers PARTYYYY