It’s no secret that we humans love
fireworks. Every chance we get, we set the skies ablaze with exploding art. And
as thousands of twinkling lights burst into the dark nights, our eyes shine
with excitement watching them shoot up like sparkling comets then fan out into
huge splendoring umbrellas.
While we get mesmerized by the magnificent
displays, we often forget that these exploding arts could also go horribly
wrong. It has happened before, and chances are it’ll keep happening. Here are
the 12 most viral fireworks fails we’ve seen during the December 2020 global
holidays or New Year 2020:
A firework display at the Pentland
Community Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland went completely off track when one of
the rockets misfired and ricocheted into the box of the unexploded rockets,
setting them all off at once.
In the fireworks videos people can be seen running for
their lives when the accident happened. It was revealed later that no one was
seriously injured. The management stated that the £2,000 worth of fireworks
were involved in the incident.
The video was posted on YouTube on 6th
November 2012 and was shared across multiple social media platforms, garnering
more than 64,000 views.
Location Unknown, Light
This one is the best. This one is our
favourite. The man holding the camera tells the other man, who is probably
somebody’s grandpa to ‘light her up’ and that’s exactly what he does.
What happens next has us in fits of
laughter. We see him casually walk away
and stand completely still while the others around him run away in frenzy as
the mini bombs fire and explode in every direction. Grandpa is not scared. He’s
a man of great valour and he laughs at the end and asks, ‘everybody alive?’
when things settle down.
San Diego 2012
Warning: If you’re wearing headphones,
lower down the volume because this video is LOUD!
It’s day time at night as all the fireworks
explode at the same time at the Fourth of July celebration in San Diego,
California. The plan was to use a computer program to launch the explosives in
sync with the music.
However, when the technicians started warming up the
computer to do a little test, it launched all the fireworks at the same time.
While some screamed ‘this is insaannee,’ others in the video thought ‘it was
the best firework show ever.’
Los Angeles 2013
This happened at Simi Valley in Los
Angeles. What started as a slow and fun firework show quickly turned into a
hazard as a few of the fireworks went off on the ground. The incident occurred
near a parking lot and the video shows people frantically running for safety.
According to the video description on
YouTube, 39 people were injured in this firework explosion.
Once again, a computer program that was
supposed to create a fun show did the exact opposite because of a technical
glitch. It set off almost the entire show at the same time, with a few
sequences as planned at the end.
The video went viral in 2014 and was shared
on many social media platforms. The good thing is that the field was evacuated
except for two firefighters before the incident so nobody was injured.
This video is from the Tazaungdaing
Festival that is celebrated in Myanmar ever year to mark the end of the rainy
season. What happens in the video doesn’t come as a surprise to us at all. What
do you expect to happen when you load up a hot air balloon with fireworks? Things
are highly likely to go wrong, and they did! Garnering 66,000 views on YouTube,
the video shows the incident from different angles.
We have no idea what the people in this
video are thinking. They’re setting off a bunch of fireworks with increasing
intensity and are way too close to a house. The inevitable happens and they
blow out a window of this house.
One would think now that a window is
destroyed, maybe these guys would stop. But no, they don’t. They keep setting
off fireworks, each bigger than the last. You’ll have to watch the video to
find out how it ends.
Also Somebody’s Home
What do you mean dumb? This man is pure
genius. He created his very own firework mixture at home, the only mistake he
made was that he tested it out at home. “I think I have the perfect mixture, it
should just sparkle a little bit” he said and went on to light it up, and boy
did it sparkle!
Medina Lake 2010
While we have no idea what’s actually
happening in this video, it looks bad! Really very bad. We just hope everyone
made it out alive.
We can’t tell if this is how it was
supposed to be or if something actually went wrong. This video is from a
Spanish Festival, La Mascleta, where things are blown up on purpose. However,
that explosion at the end doesn’t look planned.
A Car 2011
What a perfectly timed alarm to let
everyone know of this illegal neighbourhood firework display.
If you want to watch more hilarious
firework fails video, check out this video and it will leave you in fits of
laughter and even a little bit scared to go watch the New Year’s day fireworks display this year.
We all love fireworks, but on a serious
note, we need to make sure that we follow all safety procedures when arranging
these displays. If you’re going to watch a display, make sure you stay at a safe
distance from the location and take other necessary precautions. Remember, safety
comes first, firework displays come second.
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