Fun Science Fact

Fireworks Show VII

Happy 4th of July everyone! Here are some fun fireworks facts:

  • A sparkler burns at a temperature over 15 times the boiling point of water. Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch.
  • Static electricity in synthetic clothing can set off firecrackers. People making firecrackers wear only cotton clothing while making firecrackers.
  • The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century China. They were invented more than 2000 years ago in China.
  • China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world. 90% of all fireworks originate from here.
  • The largest firework rocket is 13 kg (28 lbs) and was produced and launched in Portugal in 2010.

Reference: http://www.thefireworksfirm.co.uk/25-interesting-facts-about-fireworks.php

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