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10 Things You Should Know About Fireworks Before July 4th

If you didn't learn anything... at least the pictures are pretty. :)

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    1. Over 90% of the world’s fireworks are manufactured in China... ironic, huh?

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    2. The easiest color to manufacture... orange!

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    3. The hardest colors to manufacture... blue and purple.

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    4. Fireworks were rumored to scare away bad spirits.

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    5. Static electricity trapped in your clothes could actually set off fireworks.

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    6. Sparklers are great for long exposure shots. Did we mention they're cool?

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    7. Firework patterns we're first used in the 90's to welcome Desert Storm Troops back.

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    8. A firework show in your dreams is said to be an indicator of increased creativity.

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    9. Some fireworks are made with air compression instead of gunpowder because it’s safer and more precise.

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    10. The colors that you see are made by burning metal salts.

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