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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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That's sick.

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

hahaha, water baloons filled with molten iron

better yet, iron balloons filled with water!

wow thats impressive...

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n8man

9 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.

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

Awesome !