WATCH: Patriotic fireworks safety supercut


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“Hey, hold my beer. Now watch this!”


What’s the point of doing these demonstrations with clothing mannequins rather than stand-ins designed to mimic the response of real human bodies?


Let’s not give ISIL ideas.


Seriously, THIS.

Could we get something like this in the Deadliest Warrior show style/methods?

If we cannot get ballistic gel with skeleton inside, can we at least get it shown on pork corpses?

High-speed cameras and sensors would also be a definite plus.

Edit: Even better - make it a show evaluating safety gear and testing the what’s-safe-and-what-not calculations so we can be empowered with the magic of back-of-the envelope estimations.


I commend the choice of musical accompaniment


“Our wheelbarrows shall darken the sky!”

“Good! Then we shall drink in the shade!”


The reason why they don’t: foam board mannequins are more fragile than properly made ballistic gel, thus making it look a lot worse.

This is preferable because the government doesn’t want “safe fireworks handling”. They want “less fireworks handling”, and scaremongering is better for that than actual education.


Time to shove it up their collective posteriors, then. Scaremongering propaganda is best countered with a hefty dose of experimental truth.


The flaming stump of a head was a nice touch tho…


Body part most at risk this fourth of July?


That was an educational and informative video. Running a rocket down a thread hanging from a hat so it goes straight into the wearer’s eye = awesome prank. Check any gift hats carefully, people!


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