15 Facts About Fireworks


Fireworks are a class of low explosive pyrotechnic devices used for aesthetic and entertainment purposes.

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Fireworks take many forms to produce four primary effects: noise, light, smoke, and floating materials .

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Fireworks were produced in Europe by the 14th century, becoming popular by the 17th century.

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Music for the Royal Fireworks was composed by George Frideric Handel in 1749 to celebrate the Peace treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, which had been declared the previous year.

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Fireworks are illegal in most Australian states and territories, unless part of a display by a licensed pyrotechnician and with a permit.

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Fireworks cannot be sold to people under the age of 18 and are not permitted to be set off between 11pm and 7am with exceptions only for:.

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Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is one of the many being celebrated annually throughout Japan in summer.

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Singapore Fireworks Celebrations is an annual event held in Singapore as part of its National Day celebrations.

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Busan International Fireworks Festival is one of the most significant fireworks festivals in Asia.

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Fireworks was a Master Gunner and pyrotechnics specialist who wrote Marshall's Practical Marine Gunnery in 1822.

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Fireworks can be used in an agricultural capacity as to frighten away birds.

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Fireworks'sll containing several large stars that travel a short distance before breaking apart into smaller stars, creating a crisscrossing grid-like effect.

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Fireworks'sll containing a relatively few large comet stars arranged in such a way as to burst with large arms or tendrils, producing a palm tree-like effect.

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Fireworks'sll intended to produce a loud report rather than a visual effect.

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Fireworks'sll containing a fast burning tailed or charcoal star that is burst very hard so that the stars travel in a straight and flat trajectory before slightly falling and burning out.

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