Thursday, October 15, 2009

World's Largest Firework (almost)

This video supposedly show the largest firework exploding:
I did some digging and I did find a picture of the largest firework before it explodes: It's 120cm in diameter and weighs 450kg! It's called Yonshakudama and it shoots to a height of 850 meters and blooms with a diameter of 800 meters. More pics... More digging shows it's not the largest ever.
The largest firework is thought to be the Universe I Part II, used in a festival in Japan in 1988. The 1,543lb (700kg) shell burst to a diameter of 3,937 feet (1,200m) -Times
However this was not an aerial shell, but it was on a raft in a big lake.

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