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World Record Single Firework Explosion



A new world record for a single firework was set Saturday in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

At 7:56 p.m., fireworks expert Tim Borden successfully captured the world record for the largest single firework when the 2,797-pound behemoth illuminated the crowd during the Night Extravaganza at the annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival.

The 62-inch shell was launched from a 26-foot long mortar from atop Howelsen Hill, reaching nearly a mile in the air when it detonated, putting on quite the show!

This was Borden's second attempt at the world record, but the shell he constructed a year ago exploded inside the mortar. That's a video we would also like to see. -via Gizmodo

Update: I got my wish. Here is the video of the failed attempt, but it is from quite a distance. -Thanks, smittypap!


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