When sparklers go bad

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 16 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

What do you get if you tape 100 sparklers together with duct tape? Well, that’s what Peter attempted today in my backyard. Following the “advice” of Sparkley Bombs, Peter, along with myself, Quinn, Darren, Andy, and Charlie, began assembling our device.

After wrapping all the sparklers together very tightly, we proceded to the backyard to explode our new toy. With video tape rolling, Peter lit the fuse. Ten seconds later…all hell broke loose.

Upon closer inspection with the video tape, we determined that the bomb had a blast radius of about 30 feet…in all directions…including up.

The sound that it produced was enough to wake the neighbors’ baby, no suprise there. We also managed to cause several calls, although not to our house. Our backyard neighbor reported that several people had called her house asking, “What the hell are you kids doing?”

All in all, it was awsome. Within the next week or so, we all plan on aquiring more sparklers. This should be fun…

Note: video will be posted ASAP, pending the arrival of my FireWire Card

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